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Close Your Eyes replaces bassist/vocalist

Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:02 PM PT

Close Your Eyes recently lost the services of bass player/vocalist Sonny Vega, who has amicably left the band. Vega played his final show with the CYE two weeks ago and has subsequently been replaced by Alex Whitten. Vega had the following to say:

"2014 has already been an amazing year. I've had some great business opportunities offered, mom had knee replacement surgery, and I got the best news in the world; I'm going to be a father!!! I can't wait to start this next chapter in my life. This is the reason I've decided to step down from my position in Close Your Eyes. My almost 10 years with the band have been nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say CYE saved my life and also gave me the opportunity to achieve things I only dreamed about. I wouldn't trade those memories for the world. To all the bands I've toured with, it has been an honor. To all the friends I've made on the road, thank you for the great times. To my CYEcrew, I wish you all the best. I'm stoked that Alex Whitten, someone who has been there from the beginning, is stepping up to the plate for me. And to all the fans I've been blessed to have, thank you for all of your support over the years. I love each and every one of you. Be excellent to each other."

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