by Danny Felice

IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE BREED 77 CAMP , WE HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT VOCALIST PAUL ISOLA HAS DECIDED TO PART COMPANY WITH BREED 77 . WE WISH HIM ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE . WE WOULD ALSO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME TO THE BAND OUR NEW VOCALIST RUI LOPEZ WHO SOME OF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD THE CHANCE TO HEAR LIVE WITH US ON OUR RECENT GERMAN TOUR DATES AND WARM UP SHOW IN LONDON . FOR THOSE OF YOU COMING DOWN TO OUR SHOWS AT THE END OF THIS WEEK YOUR IN FOR A TREAT !! AS YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO HEAR RUI FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A HEADLINE SHOW IN THE UK ..

A message from Paul:

‘Hello friends, it is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that I am leaving Breed 77. It is not a decision I have taken lightly, to be honest I have been struggling with it for a few months now. My reasons for leaving are very personal, but I feel I owe you some kind of explanation.

Firstly, I would like to make clear that the split is completely amicable and I continue to love and support my brothers in the band, as they have done for me during this difficult time.

Being in a band like Breed 77 is a full-time commitment, night and day, all or nothing is the only way we know, and now, with the state of the music industry it is increasingly a struggle – recently due to personal circumstances I have found that I could not commit in that way and that I found at times that I had no fight left. I have been in this band for more than half of my entire life and I love it as if it were my own child, and I feel that I cannot give this child anymore of myself right now. I feel that I have neglected parts of my life and am suffering for it, as are my loved ones around me. I need time to heal, to start believing again…and it’s not fair to leave the band on hiatus while I go and sort myself out.

All my love and thanks goes to everyone out there who came to our shows, bought our records and continue to support the band, you have been my extended family for what seems like an eternity and I will miss you dearly. We shared many great moments which I will treasure till I die – I hope I was always at my best and you appreciated I gave you my all every second I was behind the microphone.

I feel I leave the band in good hands, I have been lucky enough to spend some time with Rui and I think he’s a great singer and good guy, I hope you will share your energy with him as you have done with me for so long. In some way I will always be a part of Breed 77 and Breed 77 is a part of me – I wish them all the best and I’m sure that great things are still in the future for the band.

So there it is, even as I write these words now, I feel I’m still convincing myself! I am torn between pain, guilt, loss and confusion but I am certain that right now this is the best decision I could take…. Even though it seems I should apologize to all of you for letting you down! Forgive me friends for not being able to continue this journey with you – sometimes you have to let go and see where the current takes you – let me lose myself in the wind for a while…

As it stands, my last show with Breed 77 will be a free concert on the 10th of September, Gibraltar National Day, in the city square in Gibraltar. It will be a very special show for me and I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Be sure one thing – you have not heard the last of me.

Remember me ‘cause I won’t forget you

Peace and Love

P ‘

8 Responses to “”

  1. Carl Beech says:

    It’s incredibly sad Paul is leaving. There are 6 of my friends coming with me to the Nuneaton gig and we were really looking forward to seeing Paul and the band. Good luck to Rui.

  2. Lee Collins says:

    The journey that this band has been on has been huge, and speaking to you guys in Reading a couple of weeks ago, something seemed different from previous times of seeing you.
    Rui preformed on stage with Paul, and I thought the pairing was awesome, and it’s a shame that I won’t get to hear it again (at least in the near future).

    Paul, you will be missed from the band, and I will remember some great moments from coming to see you fronting Breed 77, from getting my ticket signed, to having a beer with you.
    I hope you find what you need during your time away, and I am sure that no one will ever forget you as being an integral part of Breed 77, especially anyone who has been to see one of your live shows!!

    I wish you all the best in the future, and hopefully see you when I see Breed 77 live shows in the future (even if it is on the sideline).

    A Breed 77 fan of me you made, and that I shall remain..

    Lee Collins.

  3. Scott says:

    Hey Paul I just thought I’d write and say trust me as an avid fan and follower of Breed77 and always will be. You’ve not in anyway shape or form let any of your fans down. I also want you to know whatever personal problems you may be going through I hope you work everything out and our thoughts are with you. Ps i’v been to some of your gigs and believe fully use all gave 100% everytime so take care hope your ok and enjoy life to the full. Pss as for the rest of the band keep up the good work. S.O’Hara

  4. beth and carla says:

    Sad to find out you gone you are one of the best singers gutted did not see you in Stroud.
    Hope you get things sorted for future be nice see you all rockin again

  5. John says:

    Hi Paul,

    It was good to meet you and the guys at Reading recently.

    I will catch you all at Gib National day and maybe hang out for a bit with you all there, Nath cant make it alas but will be there in spirit.

    Best wishes for the future Paul and to Rui ,

    John

  6. Mark says:

    Hi Paul, just wanted to wish you well for the future. I’ve seen you guys many times from Download 4th stage tent to Hammerfest and the acoustic tour etc. The band blew me away in 2010 at Download and your singing was exceptional, such a great tone. Us fans do appreciate the sacrifice guys in bands like Breed 77 have to make given the state of the music industry. I’m sure you’ll be a great success in whatever is next for you, but keep that creativity going in some way.

  7. Paul (spike) humble says:

    Hey Paul . Ive been lucky enough to meet all you guys, at a small gig .and see you on main stage at download . Its sad that you’re leaving breed . And as my daughter said thing will never be the same .
    Breed are such a unique band. and there aint many around who stand out . Just like to thank you for the music bro ! All the best in your future .you will be missed man ! BREEEEEDDDD! \m/

  8. T-bone says:

    Well written Paul and good luck. You have done so well, made many great records. I applaud you and the band thoroughly.

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