After parting methods with longtime bassist Michael Devin earlier this week, rock veterans Whitesnake have now launched his successor, Tanya O’Callaghan.
The replace got here by means of Whitesnake’s official website, the place it was exclaimed, “Nicely, effectively, effectively… women and gents… girls and boys… We’re very proud to announce & to introduce you all to our latest Snake… or ought to I say… SNAKETTE!!! Please give a LOUD Whitesnake Choir welcome to The Irish Twister! A whirling dervish of a performer whom we really feel will carry a contemporary, new, thrilling musicality and welcome power to the band, each within the studio and onstage… right here she is… Irish born and bred… the one and solely… Tanya O’Callaghan!!!
“For no matter motive, Whitesnake has by no means featured a feminine musician within the band earlier than… Unhealthy Boys!!!… However, after we noticed Tanya performing with our buddy Stephen Adler’s band on the M3 pageant in 2019 & we had been all blown away… an electrifying performer,” mentioned frontman David Coverdale of his band’s newest acquisition after bringing singer Dino Jelusick onboard earlier this yr for the upcoming Whitesnake farewell tour.
The icon continued, “When Whitesnake and Michael Devin determined to go their separate methods, Tanya was the primary particular person we reached out to and fortunately she accepted our invitation to turn into a Snake… We’re thrilled and delighted to welcome Tanya O’Callaghan to Whitesnake!! Let the music do the speaking!!!”
O’Callaghan, who has been a member of former Weapons N’ Roses drummer Stephen Adler’s band, Adler’s Urge for food, since 2018, expressed her enthusiasm over the chance to affix the legendary group on Facebook.
“This small city gal nonetheless pinches herself over the quantity of legends I’ve had the enjoyment to work, tour and report with over the previous few years since I made the terrifying solo leap throughout the Pacific with no clue how all the things would unfold,” O’Callaghan acknowledged.
“It has been a wild journey and simply once I thought it could not get any higher, who calls, solely feckin’ WHITESNAKE! And the perfect half, to step into the snake sneakers of my bass brothers Rudy Sarzo, Tony Franklin, Neil Murray and Michael Devin … are you kidding me.. .what a f#*king honor past perception!!! My coronary heart is exploding,” she beamed.
On Sunday (Nov. 21), Whitesnake officially split with Devin, who joined in 2010 and performed on the Forevermore, The Purple Album and Flesh & Blood studio albums. They thanked him for his work during the last decade and wished him effectively in all the things he does sooner or later.
Whitesnake’s farewell tour begins in Might of 2022 and all upcoming dates could be seen here.