Vorig jaar vierde Day Six op een bijzonder overtreffende wijze hun terugkeer binnen de progwereld met het album Solitary League. Een album dat de band meteen hoog op de lijst zette van progrockbands nationaal én internationaal. De bomen leken tot aan de hemel te rijken, maar helaas bleek voor toetsenist Rutger Vlek het leven binnen Day Six niet te combineren met zijn persoonlijke omstandigheden. De reden dat Rutger heeft besloten om de band te verlaten. Desmond Robberegt, die al eerder de toetspartijen bij Day Six voor zijn rekening nam, is teruggekeerd op het nest.
“After careful consideration, I decided to step down from Day Six. While writing and recording “Solitary League” I experienced a growing discomfort. It can best be described as a struggle to bring myself together with the other members of Day Six, both physically (we don’t live close), and in our way of working (me: techy studio guy who prefers preparing alone and then doing few focused live rehearsals, versus: Day Six where things evolve naturally in frequent face-to-face rehearsals and jam-sessions).
And then fatherhood! I never thought I’d turn down a chance to tour again, yet with the prospect of the birth of my daughter around the same time, we’ve asked Desmond Robberegt to step in. I can now confirm such an event is indeed life changing, even though it won’t change my passion for music in the slightest. Despite these struggles, I was strongly motivated to help Day Six finish “Solitary League” in style. With their level of musicianship, I feel the next step forward for Day Six is well deserved, and I sincerely hope “Solitary League” will bring well along the way.”
Although we regret his decision, we understand his choice. Having an organic way of writing music is difficult on a distance. Nevertheless, together we created an album that really stands out. Good reviews keep pouring in and Rutger, being a virtuoso on the keyboards, absolutely contributed to this. We wish you all the best with your family and beyond any doubt with the new music you will create in the future! Thanks a lot!
So, how does the story continue…..?
After playing twelve kick ass shows on tour with Threshold being a powerful, energetic and tight band with loads of enthusiasm, for us it was more than obvious that we wanted to maintain this and asked Desmond Robberegt to join us and play all the upcoming liveshows for the next years. Luckily Desmond felt the same. Welcome back on board Desmond, we are thrilled to keep making all those good memories together;)
Next memory to be made: March 23th at Parktheater, Alphen ad Rijn (NL)!!! Make sure to get your tickets