Former BLAZE drummer Jeff Singer has issued the following statement regarding his departure from the group:
"As you will know by now, I have made the decision to part company with the band BLAZE. I have been mulling over the decision for some time and feel that the time is right to do so now. I am very keen to look into other avenues of playing and wanted a clean break so I can start looking into landing some live and studio sessions, maybe exploring different styles of music.
"I have had three and a half great years with the band, toured in some brilliant places and learnt a great deal, but I feel the time is right for someone to come in who can totally dedicate themselves to the position.
"My heartfelt thanks go out to Blaze, John, Steve, Rob and Neil as well as all the crew and everyone to do with BLAZE and I wish them all the best for the future.
"Thanks for all your support and I hope to see you out on the road at some point. You can keep up with my progress at www.jeffsinger.com."