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Rockers Whitesnake has recruited Irish bassist Tanya O’Callaghan to replace longtime band member Michael Devin.
The bassist’s departure was announced over the weekend, and David Coverdale and his bandmates are wasting no time hiring his successor, who has previously appeared with Dee Snider, Nuno Bettencourt and Tool leader Maynard James Keenan.
“Well, well, yes … ladies and gentlemen … boys and girls … we are very proud to announce and introduce you all to our latest snake … or should I say … talk !! That’s what Coverdale says in a statement. “Please welcome a loud Whitesnake choir to the Irish tornado !!! A whirling dervish of a performer who we feel will bring a fresh, new, exciting musicality and welcome energy to the band, both in the studio and on stage. Here is she … Irish born and raised … the only and only … Tanya O’Callaghan !!! “
The rocker adds: “Whatever the reason, Whitesnake has never had a female musician in the band before … Bad boys !!! But when we saw Tanya perform with our friend Steven Adler’s band at the M3 festival in 2019, we were all impressed . gone…
“An electrifying performer … When Whitesnake & Michael Devin decided to go their separate ways, Tanya was the first person we reached out to, and luckily she accepted our invitation to become a snake … We are excited and happy to welcome Tanya O ‘Callaghan … Let the music speak !!! “
Meanwhile, Devin has confirmed his departure by insisting that his decade with the group was “pure magic”.
“I will sincerely miss the guys,” he said Tuesday. “They are my family. I wish David Coverdale a very rewarding farewell tour, he deserves all the love and support on his farewell that I know the fans will bring to the concert halls.
“I will miss all of you fans, you are truly amazing and you have been so much fun to entertain over the years. Thank you for making my travels around the world so rewarding. All the love in my heart goes out to you. Best wishes to you Tanya O’Callaghan, a bada ** bassist and friend, she wants to put the low end down in the fairest way.
“See you again … lots of love. Forward.”
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