The lead guitarist of The Wilderness has announced that he will be leaving the popular Kingston band.
“Last Sunday evening, after months of thought and many sleepless nights, Sacha announced to us that he would be leaving the Wilderness,” The Wilderness said in a post to their social media page. “Though many tears were shed, the very fabric of this band has been always woven together by an unshakeable bond of friendship, and nothing—no shows, no albums, no tours, no amount of money—is more important to us than that,” they added.
The facebook post published by the band includes a hand written letter by Sacha. “There’s no doubt in my mind that the The Wilderness will continue to expand its horizons and conquer one success after the next,” wrote Sacha in the handwritten letter to fans yesterday.
Sacha calls the departure of the band “one of the most difficult decisions” he’s ever had to make.
The band has said that this will not be the end of the wilderness. Instead, the band will celebrate Sacha’s time in the band by recording a EP of vintage Wilderness songs. The Wilderness will also be seeking a new guitarist “effective immediately”
The band has called Sacha integral since they met at the Musiikki Cafe in 2015. “We will miss his silliness, the antics, his musicianship, and his outrageous sense of humour,” said the band.
Despite pandemic, the band has continued to create music. In October, the band released the album “Until Tomorrow,” which included 13 “colourful new tracks,” and several music videos. The Wilderness also maintains Patreon profile where extra content is given to their followers.