Drummer Stew Smith Leaves Delirious?
Last modified: 31 Jan 2008
Stew Smith has announced that he is to leave Delirious? later this year. Revealing the news in a Delirious? press release Stew writes, "As of May 1st 2008 I will embark on a new and exciting journey. I will no longer be the drummer who has seen so many things and loved every minute of life within Delirious?. For me and my family I am excited about starting a new career and a new future; Smeezer the Designologist will come into the world. I'm going to be taking all of the many experiences I've had and the skills I've picked up to launch a new creative agency."
Stew has been the band's drummer since the 'Cutting Edge' days in the early 1990s. Having spent the last twelve years travelling the world with Delirious?, Stew has decided he now wants to spend more time at home with his family and to take on some new ventures. "I have found the touring an increasing pressure on both me and my family. We function better as a complete unit than when we are separated for so many months of the year, and I wish to be at home, to be around and be far more local. I wish to develop myself further within the design business world allowing all of the gifting that I have been blessed with to explode out of me."
Stew has been responsible for much of the bands artistic design, from Delirious? albums covers to photo shoots, and his experience in these areas are certain to provide him with a highly successful future in design.
Stew will be greatly missed by thousands of Delirious? fans around the world. He is highly regarded as an extremely gifted drummer, playing with extraordinary passion and strength and his drumming faces are legendary! He is also a dedicated athlete, having competed in marathons and triathlons to raise money for charity. Delirious? will play a special 'Testimonial Concert' with Stew on 29th March at 'The Indigo2' in Greenwich, South-East London, which will be Stew's final UK performance with the band. Tickets on sale now via the Delirious? Living Room