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

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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.

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