Artist News

Glasvegas drummer quits

By | Published on Wednesday 31 March 2010

Glasvegas drummer Caroline McKay has left the band, part way through the writing of their second album.

Frontman James Allan said in a statement: “We are really sad Caroline has decided to leave as she is one of the coolest drummers around but we respect her decision and say goodbye with all our love and luck”.

Prior to joining Glasvegas, McKay had never played drums before. Allan explained to The Mirror in 2008 that he had met her while she was working in a Glasgow record shop: “Caroline had never played before but I thought, ‘She should be in the band, she’s a brave girl'”.

According to reports, she is leaving to pursue other interests, though it’s not clear if these will be based in music. The rest of the band are due to begin recording their new album in the summer.