You might have noticed we’ve been a little quiet over the last 6 months. In our last update we mentioned that we were on the hunt for a drummer.
The world has changed around us in the last 24 months…Jay-Z launching a music streaming service of the same name…us moving from a four piece to a trio…finding an animal of a new drummer in Joe Stirland…so we felt it a good time to re-brand.
It is with regret we announce the news that long standing sticksman Joe Wilkes has left TIDAL. No bust ups or scraps to mention I’m afraid if your looking for some gossip, he’s just decided that it’s time for him to pursue other interests.
So many good times had over the last 7 years, too many gigs to keep any kind of record of, and he drinks like an absolute machine. One of my favourite moments was seeing him wake up the morning after a heavy night at a bikers ball we played in Derby. He slept upright and woke somehow still holding a 3/4 full can of fosters looking like death, but he was so chuffed when we woke he continued drinking it.
Following that news, this obviously creates an opening on the drum stool…
We can’t wait to get writing/recording/gigging again as a three piece so if your interested please do get in touch.
The time has come to inform you that our brother at the front, Adam Payne, has decided to leave the band.
We are obviously gutted as we’ve had great times over the last couple of years including a rockin’ album that we’re all very proud of, a kick ass video and long list of brilliant shows. However, we totally understand why he’s chosen to do it. No big bust ups in rock star fashion I’m afraid, we’re still good mates.
MESSAGE FROM PAYNE
“I’ve loved being in the band with these boys, they truly are top, honest gentleman and welcomed me with open arms. We’ve become great friends and have had many laughs together. We will continue to support each others paths in the music industry and I, for one, will be at the front for their future shows \M/ I owe these boys a lot, they really do mean the world to me. Love you boys!!! Payne x”
We as TIDAL will continue as a three piece and we hope your amazing support may long continue. We’re busy putting together some new music to record, handling the vocal duties between us, and will be gigging at full strength in support of the new release. See you very soon.