Recently reformed political punk rockers The King Blues, who announced their return from their hiatus back in November, have announced that they have parted ways with their guitarist/vocalist Jamie Jazz, who will be stepping down once the final date on their current UK tour supporting Enter Shikari has wrapped up. You can read a statement made by Jazz via the band’s official Facebook page below:
“After spending an awfully long time thinking about this and confiding in those closest to me as well as the rest of the band, I had decided to part ways with The King Blues. Now before I say anything else, I want to make it clear that there is has been no major falling out, there is no bad blood or any arguments whatsoever between us. I have just simply come to a point in my life that my desires have changed; my goals in life have changed and what I want to achieve musically has changed and sadly those changes do not match up with being an active member of The King Blues anymore.
These past few shows have been amazing and for a kid who grew up in Wood Green, playing my final show TKB at Alexandra Palace is a fitting end to a wonderful story.
I will continue to make music in someway or form, probably with Bleach Blood, maybe under a new name, but that’s to come.
To all the previous band members, love me or loathe me, it’s been a pleasure to have shared the road with you in the unique, one of kind experience that it is to be in a band.
To all the labels, agents, press teams, video creators, interns and CEOs, everyone unseen who helped us along the way, thank you.
To all the bands I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with around the world, thank you. Some of you were my heroes, some I saw as competition, but nearly all of you became my friends.
To all of the fans that have supported us past, present and indeed, the future, I literally don’t have the words to express my gratitude for your immense love and belief in us. Some bands have great fans, but TKB fans are the greatest and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I truly do. Even after 4 years away you stood by our sides and never let us be forgotten, then welcomed us back with open arms. You know, just thinking about that and typing it out has reduced me to tears. I love you all.
And finally, to my brothers Itch and Mike. Thank you for having me back for this last ride. They said it would never happen, but it did and it was amazing. I can not wait to see what you have in store for the future of The King Blues. I love you both.”