Three plan for changing Tern

HUNTINGDON rock band Tern have sadly decided to disband after nearly three years together. The quartet, a fantastic live act, played over 50 shows since 2003 visiting venues in Cambridge, Peterborough, St Ives, Northampton and London. Among these shows

HUNTINGDON rock band Tern have sadly decided to disband after nearly three years together. The quartet, a fantastic live act, played over 50 shows since 2003 - visiting venues in Cambridge, Peterborough, St Ives, Northampton and London. Among these shows were dates supporting The Departure, The Bluetones and The Subways.Their final show was at The Soul Tree in Cambridge on December 7 last year - their Cambridge Portland Arms appearance on January 19 has been cancelled.However, it seems this may only be a period of change for most of the members, rather than the end of the line. In joint statement the members explained: "It's with great sadness that we announce Tern as it stands is no more. "We had arrived at a stage where we felt we needed to do something fresh and new, the idea was to spring clean our catalogue and spend some time working hard on lots of new material. Unfortunately, drummer Craig Stapely has decided to opt out at this transitional stage, the rest of us respect and understand his decision to leave and it's all very friendly."This leaves the rest of us to decide what to do next. At this point it seems likely you won't hear of Tern again, but we're sure you will see the three of us on stage together, maybe with some new friends in the future, and we hope you guys will keep an eye out for us."The remaining three musicians are bassist Russell Youthed, singer and guitarist Andrew Bennett and guitarist Craig Maddocks - previously known locally as rock trio Rimm. However, it seems as if the three of them are contemplating more dramatic musical changes than simply advertising for a new drummer - I shall keep Almost Famous readers up-to-date.The band added: "Thank you to each and every one of you who came along to see us, especially those who have shown undying support for the past few years, it has meant so much to us and made it a lot of fun." CHRIS BOLAND

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