Byron Bay trio Skegss have announced that singer and bassist Toby Cregan is leaving the band.
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Announced today (April 20), the band took to social media to break the news, writing: “We are sad to announce that our best mate Tobes is leaving the band and we wish him nothing but luck and good times. “
The band continued: “We would like to thank him endlessly for the crucial role he played in the creation of Skegss and the band as a whole for the last 10 years. We could never have done it without him and love him heaps. The trips and the memories are endless, not to mention the friendship we’ve had in all that time.”
Toby Cregan is playing his final shows with Skegss across Groovin The Moo this month, their upcoming UK tour and finally at Splendor in the Grass.
Skegss went on to say that they plan to “continue with new music”, with “tours to be announced soon”.
The band has not yet announced a replacement for Cregan.
Following the announcement, Splendor in the Grass wrote on Instagram: “It’s always a sad day to say goodbye to a friend of Splendour! Toby will play his last show with [Skegss] on [Splendour in the Grass 2023]. We love Toby, wish him the best and can’t wait to rock out one last time in July.”
Skegss was first formed in 2014 as a quartet, with guitarist Noa Deane leaving the band in April 2015 to focus on his surfing career. The band has released two studio albums to date: 2018’s ‘My Own Mess’ and 2021’s ‘Rehearsal’. They also have two multiple EPs, 2015’s ’50 Push Ups For A Dollar’ and 2017’s ‘Holiday Food’.
Toby Cregan’s remaining tour dates with Skegss are:
21 – Groovin The Moo – Wayville, Australia
22 – Groovin The Moo – South Maitland, Australia
23 – Groovin The Moo – Mitchell, Australia
29 – Groovin The Moo – North Bendigo, Australia
30 – Groovin The Moo – Warana, Australia
06 – Groovin The Moo – South Bunbury, Australia
17 – The Wardrobe – Leeds, UK
18 – St. Lukes – Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
20 – The Old Fire Station – Bournemouth, UK
22 – Thekla – Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)
23 – Chalk – Brighton, UK
25 – Electric Ballroom – London, UK
26 – Metronome – Nottingham, UK
27 – The Watering Hole – Cornwall, UK
21 – Splendor in the Grass – Yelgun, Australia