Boge quits applause and Effect
The departure of singer Clint Boge from The Butterfly Effect will not stop the rest of the band from charging on, writes
T might be the last tour with the original line-up, but that won’t stop three quarters of The Butterfly Effect from keeping the band alive.
With singer Clint Boge officially leaving because of ‘‘creative differences’’ and to pursue other musical interests, drummer Ben Hall says the Brisbane band intends to find a replacement for Boge.
‘‘We are searching through our network of friends in the music industry,’’ he says.
‘‘We don’t want anyone to be Clint, but we want someone who can perform.’’
The alternative metal band formed in 1999, and released albums Begins Here in 2003, Imago in 2006 and Final Conversation of Kings in 2008.
While many would argue it’s not the same band without the original singer, Hall says he and bassist Glenn Esmond and guitarist Kurt Goedhart have poured their hearts and souls into building The Butterfly Effect’s profile here and abroad.
‘‘At the end of the day, it’s our business and our career,’’ he says.
‘‘My thoughts were that I could just start again, but it’s hard to separate business from it sometimes.
‘‘We have given it everything and we want to keep pushing forward and making music.’’
Looking to take The Butterfly Effect in a new direction, Hall says the band wants to keep people interested by being different and moving ahead.
‘‘The three of us still enjoy writing together, we have plenty of ideas for new songs and are pumped to get going on a new album,’’ he says.
‘‘We just need to find a guy who can sing and hopefully we’ll have another record out by the end of the year.’’
Celebrating the final tour with Boge, the band is embarking on a 23-date national tour.
‘‘We have been working on a set for a few weeks. We are trying to make it different – we don’t have a record with new songs, so it’s been quite an interesting cross section,’’ Hall says.
‘‘We have had a great run up until now and we didn’t think it would turn out like this. We are disappointed – I think we had more albums in us with Clint – but we are looking to the future.’’
To celebrate 10 years of recordings, The Butterfly Effect are releasing Effected –a compilation CD of their best work – with signed copies available at their gigs.
The Butterfly Effect, Numbers Radio and Greenthief play the Coolangatta Hotel tomorrow at 8pm. Tickets are $47.
Clint Boge (third from left) is set to leave his The Butterfly Effect bandmates.