by / October 2nd, 2008 /

Brian Crosby leaves Bell X1

Bell X1 have announced today that at the end of the current acoustic tour Brian Crosby will be leaving the band. A statement from Brian reads :

It’s an extraordinary privilege to be in a band with your mates for more than 15 years and I’m really grateful for everything that I have got to do with Bell X1, for all the adventures we have had and for the great support of our fans. It’s been particularly wonderful to have connected with so many people and to have got to meet people all over the world doing what I love. I look forward to continue making those connections. At the same time I’ll be applauding the band’s continued success.

Paul Noonan had this to say:

We’ve grown up making music together and will of course miss Brian in all of the areas that he drove things. The band has become a hub from which many other projects have sprung over the past few years, which is a very healthy thing I think – it’s been great to explore other areas of music. I know his voice will continue to reach people, and I’m sure we’ll work together again in some shape or form. The band have had time to prepare for this and we’re excited to be going into the cycle of a whole new album. We’ll be drafting someone new into the live band and we’re itching to bring a brand new show to people.