ALBIE Bevan will not join Orange metal band Deprivation at the Homecoming gig after leaving the group.
Mr Bevan said there were no hard feelings between him and the other members of the group over the split.
“It was mutual,” he said. “I quit the band because of the financial strain ... it is so expensive being in a band. There’s the equipment and the touring... in the end the costs of being in the band outweighed the income from it.”
Deprivation are talking about a new album, another tour of America, as well as a number of Australian tours.
The group will also play alongside international acts such as Hypocrisy later this year.
As for Mr Bevan, he will take a break before exploring the possibility of releasing solo work.
He also wants to keep his current job.
“I love my job at Lander’s Music,” he said.
“I want to give it 100 per cent.”
Mr Bevan does not know yet who will replace him, but believes the band is holding auditions.