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- Posted on Aug 4th 2009 11:30AM by John D. Luerssen
Her former bandmates took to both Twitter and their blog to break the news and give the heads up to female singers throughout Los Angeles that replacement auditions are forthcoming. "From the very, very sad and unfortunate department we announce that West Indian Girl and Mariqueen have parted ways," the band writes. "Due to her recent life and priority changes she will no longer be part of our group."
"We wish her nothing but the best as she embarks on a new chapter of her new life outside of this band," the WIG members add. "She sacrificed a lot over the years and her loyalty and professionalism to this family will sorely be missed. She will, however, always remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Thank you Q, we love and miss you."
The band says it will carry forth with its upcoming shows without a vocal replacement for its L.A. House of Blues gigs this week. The members hope to have "some sort of replacement or the possibility of multiple guest vocalists" for their two festival shows later this month as they get down to what they call "the 'American Idol' West Indian Girl show." Those interested in auditioning to be Maandig's replacement can e-mail the band here.