Australian rockers Trophy Eyes have regrettably announced that they’ll soon be parting ways with their guitarist, Kevin Cross.
His final show with the band will be at Splendour In The Grass Festival at the North Byron Parklands in Wooyung, Australia this Saturday (July 20th 2019).
The band have issued a statement via Facebook confirming his imminent departure, which you can read below.
“Our dear friend Kevin will play his last show with Trophy Eyes at Splendour In The Grass this Saturday.
One minute you’re in an apartment, writing music together and trying to show the world what your souls sounds like. And the next, 6 years have passed, you’ve seen the world, you’ve lived, lost and loved, and grown in to someone your old self would barely even recognise. Through all the hard times; sleeping in the dirt on the side of the road, stealing from service stations to eat, 20 hour drives, parking lot fights, missed weddings and funerals, soul crushing winters and genuine home sick tears- you were there. Our light. Our happiness. What a crazy life we live. What a cruel and beautiful ride it has been. We will miss you more than we have words to tell, Kevin.
Touch the sun, mate.”
Along with the band’s collective statement, Cross has also released a statement of his own explaining the reasons why he’s stepping down from the band, and you can read that below.
“This hasn’t been a easy decision but it is time for me to say goodbye to Trophy Eyes. I’ve made the decision to take a different direction in my life and career, also start a family.
I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported Trophy Eyes. You all allowed me to see the world and do things I never thought was possible. I’m forever grateful. A big thank you to my brothers in Trophy Eyes for being so supportive and understanding with this decision. I can’t believe the things we have done it’s truly crazy and I wouldn’t change a thing I love you all so much.
I’ll be sure to come to a show.
This is sad but yet so exciting, it’s finally time to do me. Thank you for the memories.
Love Kev xo”
Cross is one of the original and founding members of the band, who formed back in 2013, and has featured on all three of their full-length records, the latest being last year’s ‘The American Dream’.
At the time of writing, there’s no word on a fill-in or full-time replacement for Cross.