Funeral For A Friend bassist GARETH DAVIES has quit the band after moving to the U.S. and becoming a married man.
Davies made the decision to walk away from the British rockers rather than make the regular transatlantic flights for recording sessions and U.K. gigs.
He has been replaced by Gavin Burroughs.
A statement on the band's MySpace page reveals, "It's with sadness that we announce Gareth Davies has left Funeral For A Friend.
"As some of you may know, Gareth has been living in America for the past couple of years, and recently got married. Ultimately, the strain of travelling between continents has taken its toll and Gareth made the decision that it would be in the best interests of himself, his family and Funeral to leave the band. We totally respect and understand his choice, wish him all the best in his future and we thank him for being part of our lives for the past six years. We'll miss him.
"We'd like to take this opportunity therefore to welcome Gavin Burrough. Gav is a super-tall, super-talented dude whom we've all known a long time and we're sure you're gonna love him as much as we do. Weird fact - Gav was born on the same day as Gareth. Crazy stuff."