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Vains of Jenna Lead Singer Leaves Band

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 01:02AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments13 Comments

I didn't see this one coming. Vains of Jenna lead singer Lizzy DeVine has left the band according to a post on their official Myspace.  Considering the band has a ton of shows booked, I'm stunned.

Here's the statement:

Swedish rock band VAINS of JENNA seek new front man vocalist.

The last 5 years with this band has been the best years of my life. It's with a tear in my eye, but a whole lot of love and respect for the band, manager, endorsers and fans all over the world, I announce that I'm no longer the lead singer/front man of VAINS OF JENNA. It's been a crazy ride. And I've loved every second of it. But now I must move on and let the band grow. I've done more with this band than I could ever have dreamed of but now it's time for new adventures! I love all of you. Lizzy DeVine.

VAINS of JENNA comprised of lead guitarist and main song writer Nicki Kin (Age 23), bassist JP White (26) and drummer Jacki Stone (23) embrace this change with the following statement.  We have always been a family and have supported each other through the good times and the bad. Today we support and respect Lizzy's choice. We wish him all the best in the future and we part ways as friends. To our fans and friends everywhere, we are as shocked at this development as the rest of you. But we are real, committed to our music and will go forward. We have been honored by all of your support over the years and cannot express enough our regrets to bring this news. But this is reality and we accept the challenge.

VAINS of JENNA formed in 2005 in Falkenberg Sweden. They have been featured internationally on TV and radio, appeared in hundreds of print articles and performed over 400 shows in a dozen countries. The band was originally signed by MTV star BAM MARGERA (Jackass/Viva La Bam) to Filthy Note/Universal in 2006. Soon followed major North America tours with Poison, Ratt & GWAR in 2007. They returned to Europe in 2008 and toured ITALY, ENGLAND & SWEDEN which included the Mega Festival SWEDEN ROCK. In the summer of 2009 the band was back in Los Angeles to release 
The Art of Telling Lies (RLS/RAW NOIZE) which received 5 star reviews around the globe. Since inception VAINS of JENNA have continuously drawn comparisons to legendary groups like Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Hanoi Rocks.

 We are seeking a young, hungry, aggressive, dedicated, fresh face and voice to front our band. Someone who is one of us. If you think you’re the guy for the job  then step to the plate now.Nicki, JP & Jacki

Music/video samples, photos, bio and more are welcome. All inquiries should be directed to www.myspace.com/vainsofjenna  

 The show must go on - VAINS of JENNA

Reader Comments (13)

Wow. That is a shocker. I've never been a big fan of VoJ, and they didn't impress me opening on the Poison/Ratt tour a couple of years ago, but they seemed to have a pretty good following among our people.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I agree, quite surprising that he quit at this point of their career.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
AAAARRRG! This was my favorite band at the time ! It sounds crazy :'(
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjln_sk8
As much as this sucks, at least Lizzy wasn't the main songwriter. Nothing real special about Lizzy's voice. I'm confident VoJ will get a admirable replacement and continue to make great sleaze.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
Lizzy was always my fave of the 4 of them. i love him. ive always been a big vains fan. wow. i can't believe that he left the band. i wonder what he'll do next. hopefully something.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChey
lizzy did write a lot of the songs. Together with Nicki Kin.
Let's see what the future will bring!
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRocker
Dammit! This sucks.I freaking love VOJ and Lizzy.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Noooooooooo!!!!!

The Art of Telling Lies showed exponential growth and I truly felt it was going to be a step in the band getting to the next level.

Worse yet is I was going to catch them Saturday in Phoenix!

Wishing the guys all the best but really bummed.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuke
This is definitely shocking. I am a big VoJ fan and was stunned when I found this out. Lizzy's voice was very unique and fit their style well. The remaining members are all very talented though and I hope they can find someone just as unique to fill Lizzy's shoes. I am eager to hear what happens with this great band even though they lost a key member.
March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHilari
I hosted Vains of Jenna several times in the past couple years. I dug Lizzy's voice, but to be 100% honest, he was never the main focus of attention on stage. The band as a whole rocked, the songs were fun, but the frontman is supposed to hold your attention. I am a big fan of VoJ and hope this move takes them to the next level. They are some hard working and more importantly, talented kids. Might be a good time to get a kid from the U.S. to take the reins...
March 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Lou
jusr saw them in Camden bar fly London England, it's not them.
May 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersxrewfly
vains of jenna will never be the same without lizzy.
i dont think he could ever be replaced.
i idolise him!
x
June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrontee,
just seen them for the first time with dokken its always hard to replace the front man but there new dude he good. he can hang
November 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlike te music

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