Story: Jack Foley
SHED Seven have announced they will disband at the end of their
current UK tour.
Rick Witter said that the split did not come without a great
deal of thought by the whole of the band.
He maintained that they have taken the decision together and
that all of the band members fully agree that the time is right
to move on.
In a statement on the Shed 7 website, he says: "Although
we feel that certain aspects of the music industry have put a
strain on the recording side of things in recent years, the one
thing that has remained consistent throughout has been the bands
love of performing live and their ability to please the fans by
giving 100% every time.
"This is exactly what we plan to do
at these last remaining shows, making a special effort to play
people want to hear.
"This means all the obvious fave's, plus some lost gems
that we, perhaps, haven't played in a long time.
"It will be a celebration, a retrospective, a Shed Seven
tour to remember."
The Sheds would like to thank each and every fan for their phenomenal
support over the years.
However, in a further twist to the news, the band has also had
to issue a plea to fans to stop sending hate mail to their record
A second statement reads: "It has been brought to our attention
that Taste Media have received a number of abusive emails following
our announcement that Shed Seven will split at the end of the
"We wish to point out that, altough Taste's reluctance to
move forward with the songs already written may have been a factor
in our decision to split, it was by no means the only one. It
should be noted that Taste did not agree with our decision to
call it a day.
"Although we appreciate the many messages of support we've
received in recent days, we must ask that you do not vent your
anger/frustration towards the record company.
"The band/label relationship is not always an easy one,
but Taste have been supportive towards Shed Seven and we do not
condone any abusive comments made towards them."
The final tour dates, therefore, are as follows...
20: Northampton Roadmender
22: Colchester Arts Centre
24: Cambridge Junction
25: Dudley JB's
26: Cardiff MS1
27: Brighton Concorde 2
29: Hull The Welly Club
09: Nottingham Rock City
11: Leicester University
12: Sheffield Leadmill
13: Glasgow Carling Academy
14: Leeds Metropoiltan University
16: Manchester University
17: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Ticket info is available from the Shed 7 website and IndieLondon
will, all things going to plan, be at the final event to report
on what promises to be an emotional occasion.