Lead singer David Jakes announces departure from Lonely the Brave

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Lead singer David Jakes has announced his departure from the band in statements from Jakes and a separate one from the rest of the band posted onto their Facebook pages yesterday evening.

In an emotional hand written statement David goes on to explain “I’m afraid the problems i’ve been having, with touring and playing live, have made things really difficult concerning my mental health side of things” he then goes on to apologise for not being able to push through the problems and also to thank his band mates and the fans for supporting their music.

The band in a separate statement goes on to confirm David’s departure as well as confirming the future for the band by stating “This is not the end of Lonely The Brave. The four of us will continue with a new vocalist and we plan to begin the search as soon as possible. We shall return to the live arena when the time is right and will be continuing to work on new material in the meantime.” 

We here at This is Noise can do nothing but support David’s brave decision to leave the band for the sake of his mental well being, and can only go on to urge anyone else that feel they are struggling to reach out for help when it comes to something like this. It can be to a loved one, friend or one of the numerous services set up to listen for when you are in need, mental health is a serious issue and you shouldn’t have to feel like you can’t talk about it, it’s a statement used by many mental health services and it couldn’t be more true, it’s ok, to not be ok.

Mallory Knox parts ways with vocalist Mikey Chapman

This is not the end of MK though.

In a statement released on social media, lead singer for Mallory Knox, Mikey Chapman will be leaving the band after nine years and three albums.

MK will still be going ahead on their current tour though with bassist Sam Douglas taking on lead vocal duties.

Their statement reads: –

After nearly 9 years together, today we announce that Mikey has decided to part ways with Mallory Knox. As a band we respect his decision and wish him well for the future.

2018 marks a brand new chapter for the band and we’re excited to be continuing Mallory Knox with Sam taking the lead on vocals. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes writing and recording new music. We are very keen for you to hear it and you won’t be waiting long.

With this news comes the unveiling of a string of intimate UK headline tour dates. We’re ready to get back out on the road & play some new songs alongside the songs we’ve been playing for years. Head to malloryknox.com for details.

More announcements to follow so watch this space.

Much love 
Sam, Joe, James & Dave
MK

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The now four-piece will be heading out on tour in April playing the following:

April 16 – The Haunt, Bristol

April 17 – The Globe, Cardiff

April 18 – Cavern, Exeter

April 20 – Sugarmill, Stoke-on-trent

April 22 – King Tut’s, Glasgow

April 23 – Rebllion, Manchester

April 24 – Mama Roux’s, Birmingham

April 26 – Bodega, Nottingham

April 28 – Pop Punk Pile-Up, Selby

June 02 – Camden Rocks, London