Toronto psychobilly outfit The Creepshow have just announced that they are parting ways with lead singer Sarah Blackwood. Blackwood has had a number of musical side projects going including her own solo work and doing double duty with The Creepshow has apparently spread her too thin.
Fans of the band need not fret over the demise of the entire group as they have already found a replacement singer in the form their “good friend” Kenda who is an accomplished singer and tattoo artist. The Creepshow is already working on new music and have a slew of upcoming UK and German tour dates which you can check out along with the official statement from the band here.
This is not the first time The Creepshow have had to find a new singer as Sarah Blackwood was actually the band’s second singer after replacing her sister Jen “Hellcat” Blackwood when Jen became pregnant.
“They All Fall Down” was The Creepshow’s last album, and it was released October 5th, 2010 on Stomp / Hellcat Records.
Hey there Creeps,
We know there’s been a lot of rumours circulating out there lately, so we just wanted to fill you in on what’s happening to put the speculation to rest. As you all know, Sarah is involved in a lot of different musical projects including her own solo project and Walk Off The Earth. Unfortunately it’s simply not possible for her to devote herself to all of these awesome projects full-time so we were faced with a really difficult decision. We talked it all over together and looked at this from every possible angle, but it’s with a heavy heart that we’re announcing that Sarah “SIN” Blackwood will be leaving the Creepshow.
After 5+ years, two albums, several singles and countless tours with the band, Sarah will be sorely missed not just as a bandmate but as a great friend. We honestly couldn’t be happier for her and we wish her all the very best with her music and new adventures. The Creepshow has always been about playing shows, putting out great songs and having a wicked time with our fans so with that said, the show must go on…
We’d also like to take this opportunity to let y’all know that our good friend Kenda will be stepping up to take over vocal duties. Kenda is a fixture in the Hamilton/Toronto music scene as both an accomplished singer and prolific tattoo artist. Please take a moment to welcome Kenda to the Creepshow family! We’re currently working on writing new songs and sharpening up our live show…and we’ll be sharing a brand new track with you in the weeks to come! Stay tuned for exciting news, tour announcements and much more!
*if you have any negative comments, we would appreciate you keeping them to yourself.
ALSO, you will notice we will be touring alot more again and playing more shows…Here’s what we have coming up:
Fri.july.27th Hamilton, on @ casbah (kenda’s 1st show!)
Sat.july.28th Toronto, on @ bovine
Tues. july.31st Frankfurt, de @ nachtleben
Wed. Aug. 1st Berlin, de @ magnet
Thurs. aug. 2nd Munich, de @ 29 to 1
Fri. Aug.3rd dusseldorf, de @ stone
Sun. Aug.5th blackpool, uk @ rebellion festival
Mon.aug.6th Aberdeen , uk @ cafe drummonds
Tues. aug. 7th Manchester, uk @ star & garter
Wed. Aug. 8th Bristol, uk @ fleece
Thurs. aug.9th Newcastle, uk @ trillians
Fri. Aug.10th Plymouth uk @ white rabbit
Sat. Aug. 11th London , uk @ underworld
Sun. Aug. 12th York, uk @ dutchess
Mon. Aug.13th Norwich , uk @ waterfront
See you all soon!
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