King Cannons Split -
Luke Yeoward, King Cannons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Luke Yeoward, King Cannons - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

King Cannons Split

by Paul Cashmere on August 30, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

New Zealand band King Cannons have split after 6 years citing musical differences at the reason for the break-up.

“Musical difference is a boring description for a bands breakup, but in this case it is the truth,” the band posted in a statement at their official website.

Melbourne based King Cannons formed in Auckland in 2007 and moved to London for a short time in 2009 before settling in Melbourne. The band had a Bruce Springsteen meets the Clash feel which lead them to a deal with EMI for their one and only album ‘The Brightest Light’.

Singer Luke Yeoward confirmed the break-up on Facebook stating, “Unfortunately the news is true, gang. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the support over the years. So many great experiences, great people, and great laugh’s along the journey. Life changing stuff, really. Massive love and respect to each and every one of you. Honestly. Onwards and upwards.”

In an official statement later at the bands website he wrote, “A huge thanks to our loyal fans and people who have supported us along our journey. I am eternally grateful for you, and the experiences we had as a band. We gave 100% in everything we did, and always said we would allow ourselves the space to grow as creative individuals. In this case, the growth was positive for the individual’s, but tough for the collective. The right thing to do was to grow apart. Even though it is sad to say goodbye, we hope it will lead to new beginnings for us all. I will continue my musical journey as a singer songwriter, aiming to record new material, and hit the stage over the southern hemisphere’s summer.”

Lanae Eruera, Jonno Smith, Rob Ting and Mikey Ting collectively said, “We are very grateful for the experience that was King Cannons. It sure has opened our eyes to not only the musical industry but the world wide fans that brave it all to show their support. It has been a pleasure playing for each and every one of you! Thanks. Out of the ashes you’ll see more growth, determination, passion and happiness as one ride ends, another begins.

And recent member Dan McKay stated, “It’s been a wonderful 18 months and I have enjoyed every minute of my time in King Cannons.”

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