|| BECKON ANNOUNCE NEW GUITARIST
9th November 2013
Scottish Metal band Beckon are pleased to announce the addition of Canadian born Rab Duffy as their new lead guitarist.
After an intensive series of auditions Duffy, who is originally from Maple Ridge near Vancouver but now resides in Motherwell, South Lanarkshire was selected by the band who are currently planning activities for 2014.
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Duffy replaces previous guitarist Marc Coyle who parted amicably with the band earlier this year.
"We're still good friends with him (Coyle)" commented a spokesman for the band, "and we stated it on our Facebook page (at the time of the split) that he is still like a brother to all of us, but the situation in the band just didn't work out and Rab seems to be the perfect fit for the band going forwards".
Beckon are currently rehearsing material with Duffy up get him up to speed on the bands back catalogue, and are looking to book their first gig with him in early 2014, although no details have been confirmed yet.
The band did confirm that they will be incorporating some new material to their set list once the gigs have been announced.
Prior to Duffys recruitment, the band released a demo on Soundcloud and are slowly but surely building their fan base all over the UK, after appearances at the inaugural Les-Fest (Scotlands only Rock and Metal Festival) in 2012, a number of successful gigs in England as well as being selected as one of the best new bands of 2012 by Metaltalk.net.
Paul Kelly - Vocals
Rab Duffy - Lead Guitar
Mark Chorley - Rhythm Guitar
Lee Hutchinson - Bass Guitar
Michael Brogan - Drums