NewsOctober 23, 2009 12:33 PM ET6,481 views

The Demonstration bassist leaves band

The Demonstration, the North Carolina group featuring members of Killwhitneydead, has announced the amicable departure of bass player Josh Coe, who has left the group to join Delta Highway, a Memphis blues band. The Demonstration has issued the following: "This band existed in various forms and names before The Demonstration 'officially' was born and the event that marked the creation of this band 4 years ago was the addition of our bassist Josh Coe. When Josh joined the band we named the project The Demonstration and started over, therefore he is one of three original members of the band, along with David and Peter. Well, as of yesterday (10/21/2009) we are now down to two original members. Josh got a great offer to go play in a blues band called Delta Highway in Memphis. They have a rigorous schedule and play 24 gigs a month in Memphis, so needless to say he's gonna have to relocate to pursue the project. Josh is a bassist at heart and genres are meaningless to him. Before he started playing metal with us he was in jam and jazz bands, and now he's moving on to play the blues. "Of course there are no hard feelings and we wish him the best in Memphis. Josh will always be our best friend and we will always play music together in some fashion. It's just not gonna be the same without him. However, the rest of the band has decided to continue on our own path. We recently began writing our third full-length which we will continue to work on until the summer when we plan on recording. Josh's departure isn't going to affect the writing process, sound or direction of the new record, however we are gonna definitely miss his stage presence, dedication, and all the hilarity and entertainment that he provided everyone on tour. So as for us, we'll be continuing on writing the record as a four piece and when the time comes to start playing show again and start scheduling tours for the summer, we will hire the proper bassist. There's really no rush there. October 30th will be Josh's last show ever with The Demonstration at The Raven in Burlington NC, so please don't miss this show. We will keep you updated on everything else soon."

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