Jíaime Tambeur is off the Islands

Published: 2006-05-31
Jamie Thompson aka J'aime Tambeur, drummer for MontrČal based indie rock group Islands has decided to part ways with the band.

The former Unicorn announced his intentions on the band's website on May 28. According to ChartAttack.com Tambeur said, "The fact is that I don't need to be in a band anymore, I think Islands is one of the best, if not the best band out there these days, and I have every confidence that they will do incredibly well. I'm just not sure that being in a successful band is all that important to me anymore. I'm not leaving because of any problems with people in the band. It's very hard to do this, Nick and I have been creating together for quite a long time now... our relationship, both creative and personal is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life."
Frontman Nick Diamonds has been working with Tambeur since their days in the Unicorns and says about his friend's departure, "It is with sadness that I report Jamie has left Islands, but the band waltzes on. We wish Jamie the best in his new life. Islands are forever."
In spite of their drummer's departure the band will still be heading over to Europe on tour this summer as planned.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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