Skegss are no longer a trio with the announcement that Toby Cregan is departing the band.
The news was confirmed in a statement shared by the musician on social media. “I have been so lucky to have been in @skegss for about 10 years and I have had some of the best times of my life and made friendships that will remain forever,” he wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a series of photos of the band throughout their career.
“It has been probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make but Splendour this year will be my last show with the band. I just want to live a simpler more wholesome life where I can spend more time with family, friends and my dog.”
Cregan concluded: “I am so grateful for everyone I have worked with over the years on this and to everyone who has ever made it out to a gig.”
He added that he’ll still feature on the band’s UK tour, as well as their Australian festival appearances at Groovin the Moo and Splendour in the Grass.
It’s unclear how Skegss intend to proceed following Cregan’s departure.
Get the latest Indie news, features, updates and giveaways straight to your inbox Learn more
Cregan was an original Skegss member from 2014, and the singer and guitarist was pivotal to the band’s acclaimed garage punk sound. He featured on both of the band’s studio albums, 2018’s My Own Mess and 2021’s Rehearsal, the latter of which scored Skegss their first ARIA number one album.
My Own Mess, meanwhile, was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2019 ARIA Awards, with Skegss only losing out to Amyl and the Sniffers’ self-titled debut album.
Check out “Stranger Days” by Skegss:
The writer used AI tools to publish part of this article. The Brag Media relies on journalists to fact check & edit all articles regardless of any AI tools used.