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Gracious Deviants... 3.0?

Our newest member, Emma Bartlett, has decided to move on, and it is with a heavy heart that I have to report that The Gracious Deviants 2.0 are no more.

Emma arrived at a time when the band were at a turning point — venues were closing down, careers were eating into social lives, and both Darrel and I were beginning to wonder after eight or nine years together whether we ought to call it quits.

Regrettably, due to the inevitable pressures of work and study, Emma was with us for only a small number of gigs, and we were only able to record three tracks as The Gracious Deviants 2.0.

We were sad to see her go, and we wish her all the best. She didn’t just bring a third voice into the mix, Emma provided a much-needed creative shot in the arm for the band, renewing our sense of purpose.

Although Emma is no longer with us, this is by no means the end of the band!

The Gracious Deviants are still performing, but once again as a duo… for now.

Now we must forge ahead, keep playing, keep on writing, and continue to explore our new three-part harmony sound with a brand new Deviant.

Watch this space…