Deaf Havana announce split with vocalist

Deaf Havana announced yesterday that they have split with lead vocalist Ryan Mellor by posting the following blog and today releasing a video to YouTube.

Ryan also took time to speak with Rock Sound to talk about his departure.


This isn’t easy for any of us but sometimes life throws curveballs at you which you have deal with as and when they come.

As most of you know Ryan couldn’t do the Emery tour due to some family circumstances, unfortunately these have escalated and he is no longer in a position to carry on with the band. Obviously, we cannot disclose the information or reasons behind this, but we can tell you now it hasn’t been easy.

We are starting work as a four piece and will continue to play all the songs you know from us as well as songs for the new record which we have already started working on.

The past 5 years have been amazing and we have been lucky to tour all over the UK and Europe with Ryan as a friend and singer. We will miss him dearly but have to support him in this situation. Hopefully he’ll send us something through to send to you guys soon.

We just want to say thank you to all of you for coming to our shows, buying our shirts and buying our records. We will continue to write music that means something to us until our dying day and we hope you stick by us.

So here we are, a new era for Deaf Havana, and a new begining. Thank you to Ryan for all of his work and we wish him all the luck in the future but for now, we are excited about the prospects of what this brings for the band and it’s a pleasure to have you all involved!

Hope you like the new song and Thanks a lot!

DH x

Ryan Mellor:

I can’t go into detail about certain aspects of my choice to leave the band, but there are a number of things that led to the decision,” he admitted. “Basically when one element of your life is pulling you one way, and another is pulling you another you’re either gonna snap or you have to let one go. Deaf Havana was started in my bedroom five years ago, and since then I have had the time of my life, but over five years people change, including myself of course. Most importantly goals, aims and ambitions change, not just in the band but with my life.

When you’re a teenager all you want to be is a rockstar, you don’t give a fuck about anything else, then a little bit later you just wanna try and get by playing music for a living. At the end of the day there are loads of little mini reasons for me having/wanting to leave, but overall I feel like I have made the right desicion. I needed some time off, and to ask a band on the rise to take a few months off is a lot to ask, and I couldn’t expect them to wait around forever so I wish them all the best and know they are going to go far.

I’m still writing and recording stuff as we speak, so hopefully that will see the light of day when I feel like I’m ready to get back on top of everything.”


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