Big Linda drummer speaks on singer’s departure

Hotly-tipped prog rockers Big Linda are on the lookout for a new singer.

The band´s livewire drummer Geoff Holroyde told Rhythm´s sister title Classic Rock that frontman Rob Alder has turned his back on a life of rock ‘n roll to become a carpenter.

He said: “Rob had taken a six-week carpentry course, although that was supposed to be so he could earn money while in the band. But then Rob said that he was leaving, to concentrate on the carpentry!

“To be honest, I don´t think he could step up a level, which is what we needed with the new record. But it has left us wondering what to do next.”

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Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.