Saturday, February 1, 2020

Peter Koppes Leaves the Church

This is sad news:

14,600 Nights of Space RocknRollthe first 40 years....A band is like a family and over 40 years it is only natural that families will change and that members will come and go. Therefore it is with great sadness that we must announce the departure of Peter Koppes from our ranks to explore his own musical path. Peter has made the hugest contribution to the Church's sound and he will be sorely missed. However the remaining members have decided to carry on with this immense body of work which Peter, as well as Richard Ploog, Jay dee Daugherty and of course Marty Willson-Piper, have been invaluable in creating.
We wish Peter all the success with whatever he pursues from now on. The good news is The Church are delighted to announce Jeffrey Cain will be staying on as a permanent member with Ian Haug and Tim Powles and we are very happy to welcome Melbournian guitar slinger Ashley Naylor into the band.
We are already under way creating a brand new album which so far is turning out to be a beautiful thing. Steve KilbeyCoogee01.02.2020
I don't have anything to add. I was tremendously pleased to see the last tour in April 2019 in Houston, Texas and it was such a well-played show.

There was a real chemistry between everyone on stage and I remember saying at the time, it would be great if Jeffrey Cain were a full member.

Whatever the configuration, the Church is a band that does not fade into the sunset. It is an evolving and changing thing, and it will be worth checking out.

We should all remember that the door for this band is a revolving one. There's nothing that says that past members can't come back and that new members can't come into the mix. To be honest with you, it's not even about who's in the band. It's entirely about the songs. The Say Lou Lou version of Under the Milky Way is exactly what I'm talking about. It's not done by "The Church" but it damned sure is entirely of that body of work.

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