New Upcoming Tourdates
Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:50
NEW TOURDATES ADDED
Silhouette has played this years Summers End Festival in Lydney, UK on Saturday October 5th. We will also be supporting LANDMARQ on the 25th this month...
Jos Uffing, Silhouette’s drummer and lead vocalist of the first hour, has decided to leave Silhouette. Main reason is that he felt writing fatigue while the band was preparing for its next album, to be released in 2014. Jos: “I felt that I couldn’t give myself for the full 100% anymore, even though I have tried.” Jos and Silhouette have taken this decision in good faith and in friendship. Silhouette respects his decision and is proud to have been playing for nearly ten years together. Jos will always remain member of the Silhouette family. Silhouette has found a (temporary) successor in Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen, an excellent drummer whom the band has got acquainted with when sharing the stage twice with his progmetal band Incidense. Rob in fact will be drumming in both Silhouette and Incidense, the band which recently received a lot of acclaim in the Dutch Exposure Project 2012. We agreed that Robs first loyalty remains with Incidense, in which he has played for ten years. Rob will also play the drums on Silhouettes next album, which has been written for about 90% and will be released in 2014. Jos will symbolically hand over his drum sticks to Rob at his goodbye gig in De Pul in Uden, on October 25th, where we will share the stage with Landmarq and The Aurora Project.
Jos Uffing (left) and Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen (riight) building up the stage in Musicon theater, The Hague, June 2012
PERSONAL MESSAGE TO OUR FANS BY JOS UFFING
Dear Silhouette fans
After having been in doubt for quite a while, I decided to leave the band Silhouette. I still think the band and its music are fantastic. However, as I noticed during the preparations for the new CD, writing was becoming more difficult for me. In addition to performing, writing was precisely the important expression tool for me in the first place. Also I noticed that everything that comes with being a band was getting more unsettling for me. I felt that I couldn’t give myself anymore for the full 100%, even though I have tried. As if some kind of fatigue has slipped into me after nearly 10 years. When you notice that you can’t deal with such a situation, you will have to make a decision and that is what I did. Fortunately, between me and the boys, friendship persists and I am happy they respect my decision. I will miss the band, but I know I will have to take distance from now on. I would like to thank all the people that carry Silhouette in their hearts and were there during our gigs, for your enthousiasm. You have given me a fantastic time. I am proud for what we have accomplished together.