Kittie have parted ways with bassist Ivy Jenkins (Vujic) and welcomed back Trish Doan to the band. The following press release was issued on the matter:
KITTIE is pleased to announce the return of bassist Trish Doan to the band following the departure of Ivy Vujic. Doan was previously with the band from 2005-2007, appearing on the band’s 2007 release “Funeral for Yesterday.”
Ivy adds her own words, “After four amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters, I am officially resigning. After a lot of touring and two albums, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life. Although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now.” A full statement can be read HERE.
Trish will join the band live after their upcoming SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL appearance in Australia and upcoming hometown shows later this month are completed. Doan comments,
“I am very happy to be reunited with the Kittie family. The girls and I have remained close friends over the last 7 years and I am excited to have this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing everyone when we go back on the road this spring. I wish Ivy all the best!”
The band is excited to do one more batch of live dates with Ivy as it gives fans a prime opportunity to come out and say their goodbyes. “Ivy has been friend and partner in crime for over 4 years, we love and respect her wishes to depart from the band and move onto another phase in her life.” says front woman Morgan Lander.
KITTIE will hit the road this spring in continued support of their latest release. Morgan concludes, “Trish has been a member of our extended family since she joined the band in 2005 and we are welcoming her back into the band with open arms. We are ecstatic that she will be returning to bass duties and are looking forward to the tour this spring! We love both girls and are glad that we all remain friends, first and foremost.”
Note that while implied there was no actual link for the full statement from Ivy Jenkins (Vujic).
Update – February 13th 11:30am:
The full statement from Ivy Jenkins (Vujic) has been released and can be read below:
“After 4 amazing years of jamming with my crazy metal sisters of Kittie, I am officially resigning as their bass player.
I’ve had an incredible time touring the world with these ladies and I am very grateful for all the fun I’ve had and amazing things I’ve had the opportunity to experience.
After a lot of touring and 2 albums with Kittie, I feel it is time for me to move on. There are still other things for me to do in my life and although I will always appreciate Kittie and the amazing fans we have, it does not fit my plans right now. I will however continue to write and play music and plan to eventually tour again.
I really want to say that Kittie seriously has some of the most incredible fans! I love how well we have been treated all over the world by Kittie fans, you are truly amazing! Thank you for accepting me into your hearts and treating us all like family when we come through your towns. Bands need that love and support to keep them going strong, and kittie is nothing without you.
I have made some life long friends in different parts of the world and I hope to see you all again some day soon. You know who you are.
My last appearances with Kittie will be our upcoming hometown shows in London and Toronto this February, as well as the Soundwave festival in Australia immediately after. I wish the Kittie girls the best of luck in all of their future endeavours and I know they will continue to be successful in whatever they do.
Thanks for allowing me into your family girls!”