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Razorlight drummer quits band


Story by Jack Foley

RAZORLIGHT drummer Andy Burrows has quit the band to “pursue other musical ventures”.

The move was confirmed in a statement on the band’s official website, in which Burrows – who wrote the band’s biggest hit, America – described the five years he had spent with them as “an amazing experience”.

Burrows joined the band in 2004 after original sticks man Christian Smith-Pancorvo departed. But citing personal reasons, he has called a halt to his participation in order to pursue other projects, having only recently recorded a charity solo album.

Speculation concerning his future with the band has been mounting ever since he failed to play at a Razorlight gig in Wolverhampton on March 2 and was replaced by David Sullivan-Kaplan.

And Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell has confirmed that Sullivan-Kaplan will now remain on drumming duties with them, while insisting that the band will continue to record without Burrows.

He did, however, pay glowing tribute to Burrows’ achievements while part of Razorlight, stating: “Over the last two albums and five years, Andy has been an integral part of Razorlight and we will miss him.

“From the day he walked into our rehearsal studio it was obvious that he was an amazing drummer and he’s contributed on many levels beyond that.

“He’s been a great player and a great friend and I think we’ll both always be proud of the music we’ve made together.”

Razorlight are currently touring the US and are scheduled to appear at several of this summer’s festivals, including the Isle of Wight and T In The Park.