2014 was Gangs of Ballet’s year. They exploded into mainstream success with the release of yes/no/grey which spawned several radio singles – most of which climbed to the top of various radio charts including 5FM’s Top 40 charts. 2015 seems to be an exciting year for the Durban-based alternative rockers, but it is tinged with a bittersweet sentiment as they part ways with their bassist Hardus De Beer. It was announced on 26 January via Facebook that he has chosen to pursue his chiropractic career as a full-time job.
“Everything has been in good spirits and we’re all super excited for this next chapter in his life and he is equally as excited about the next stage of ours. He is an amazing person and musician and is going to be sorely missed on the road and on the stage.” Gangs of Ballet
In honour of his departure, Gangs of Ballet shall be embarking on a”Farewell to the H” tour in February. In the meantime, listen to their new single “Love Is On Its Way” below.