Press Release – Monday 30th July 2018
Lindisfarne regret to announce the retirement of Charlie Harcourt from the band.
In a statement this week, Charlie said: “It is with a heavy heart that I’m having to retire from Lindisfarne due to health issues. It’s been a pleasure and a blast working with Rod, Dave, Paul, Steve and Ian, all tremendous musicians and thoroughly nice guys. All the travelling, hotels and so on just became too much for me so I have had to ‘hang up my rock’n’roll shoes’.”
Speaking on behalf of Lindisfarne, Rod Clements said: “Though Charlie has been playing like a demon – as always – his ongoing health issues have made it impossible to continue as a member of a touring band. He has battled on long past the point when a lesser soul would have thrown in the towel. We wish him a long and happy retirement and will remain in touch as friends. Charlie’s musicianship and character are irreplaceable and Lindisfarne will continue as a 5-piece.”
Good luck Charlie – thanks for the music, the hospitality, and your company. It’s been a gas.
Important Announcenment – Show at Lincoln – Alive, Sat 29/9/18 – show cancelled – Click here
What people are saying about Lindisfarne…
“There’s good, and there’s astoundingly good: there’s amazing, and then there’s exemplary.” – Darius Drewe, The Carouser. Lindisfarne at Under The Bridge – April – 2017
“If anyone doubted whether this sextet of veterans could still generate the energy, power and skill of their hit-making heyday, those doubts were soon dispelled.” The Live Room – Saltaire – Bradford
“Lindisfarne where the real surprise package for me at this year’s festival. One of this year’s festival highlights.” Joe Heap – Director – TOWERSEY FESTIVAL
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