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Mogwai announce departure of guitarist John Cummings

By | Published on Monday 16 November 2015


Mogwai have announced that guitarist John Cummings has decided to leave the band in order to pursue other musical projects.

In a statement, the band said: “We are sad to announce that John Cummings has decided to leave Mogwai to pursue his own musical projects. We will continue as a four piece of Dominic Aitchison, Stuart Braithwaite, Martin Bulloch and Barry Burns and shall be joined on our upcoming live shows by Scott Paterson and Luke Sutherland. We wish John all the best with the future”.

Cummings joined the band shortly after it was formed by Stuart Braithwaite, Dominic Aitchison and Martin Bulloch in 1995, and has appeared on all of their albums to date. Last month the band released a retrospective compilation ‘Central Belters’ to mark their 20th anniversary.