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Little Red Member Quits Band

Little Red: Tom Hartney (far left) has quit the band for a new project.
Apr 30th 2012 | 2:43pm | Scott Fitzsimons
Little Red's Tom Hartney has left the band to focus on his new project, Major Tom & The Atoms. The vocalist, songwriter, keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist announced his decision today to theMusic.com.au.

Rumours of members leaving the Melbourne band have been circulating for months and almost bubbled over late December last year, when we reported that, according to sources close to the band, members were split over the band's direction.

Management told theMusic.com.au then that the band weren't breaking up and no-one had left, also advising that they were currently demoing for their third album.

After the success of their first album, Listen To Little Red, the band provided a more polished collection of songs with Midnight Remember, which spawned the hit single Rock It in the process.

UPDATE: Hartney has issued a statement, saying, "After six years of extraordinary adventures with my high-school buddies Little Red, I have decided to move on to focus exclusively on my new band Major Tom & The Atoms. Although more recently with Little Red I have mostly found myself behind the keyboards, my true passion has always been singing! Over the years many drunken punters have praised my baritone crooning abilities and now we will find out just how drunk they were.”

He added, “I am very excited to be taking this first step into the great unknown, and could not be better equipped for the voyage than to have the passionate and creative individuals of Major Tom & The Atoms on board”.


Hartney will now focus on the new project, which you can listen to a song from below:

 

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