[Edit: Never fear. Look at the date.]
Ben Craven & The Section has announced the departure of founding vocalist/guitarist Ben Craven.
The remaining band members will retain the rights to the name through the formation of new legal entity, Ben Craven & The Section Music 2014 Limited.
“We wish Ben all the best in his future musical endeavours and hope to put all this acrimony behind us,” says the band. “Naturally we will miss his artistic input but we are confident the addition of a new vocalist and new guitarist will make the three-piece stronger than ever.”
In a move that has surprised Australian music industry insiders, the replacement musicians will be auditioned and ultimately selected on a new reality television show entitled Ben Craven & The Section & You?
“We are excited to be help uncover young new musical talent and give something back to the industry that has served us so well,” enthused band members.
Ben Craven & The Section & You? will screen on C31 on Sunday evenings commencing 4 May. The show will be produced by Desert Comb Music and Ben Craven.