It is with great regret that we must announce Sam’s departure from the band. Sam joined Kyros before the release of the then self-titled ‘Synaesthesia’ album and has played a key role in performing, singing and writing material since. Having contributed significantly towards the writing and playing on ‘Vox Humana’ and the next album too. Please read Sam’s statement below:
“It is with regret that I must announce my departure from Kyros.
The band has been a massive part of my life over the last 6 years, and I am very proud of the things we have done in that time. I still love the music we made, as well as the direction the band is taking it moving forward, and the guys remain amongst my dearest friends, but sadly it is time for me to move on. The inherent challenges of working with a band with members spread so far across the country and beyond, have simply become incompatible with my day to day life, and too often these challenges have clouded the joy of being a band and making music, as well as distracting me from other sources of joy in my life.
Moving forward, my primary focus is on my music teaching, my family, and friends. In addition to this, there are new creative projects on the horizon, which I am very excited to start bringing into fruition.
I wish Kyros all success and happiness moving forward, and know that they will carry on taking the music to places I could never have seen coming!”
Sam’s last performance with us was our appearance at Veruno’s 2DaysProg+1 Festival back in September. Following much discussion regarding how to move forward, we have decided to carry on as a four-piece with Joey taking on full guitar responsibilities and with that, our debut as a four-piece will take place at the UK Prog Invasion Fest at Duycker in Holland next month. We wish Sam all the very best in his future endeavours. Let’s wish him all the very best of luck!
Adam, Joey, Peter and Robin