UWS graduate’s delight at taking over as Franz Ferdinand’s drummer
University of the West of Scotland (UWS) graduate Audrey Tait will replace Paul Thomson as the drummer of Franz Ferdinand.
Hello world. Paul is leaving the band. It was a bit of a shocker for us when we found out, so it probably will be for some of you too. Paul has been our friend for over twenty five years & we’re looking forward to at least another twenty five. He’s a funny, smart, sensitive guy. pic.twitter.com/MEoHsgwLF1— Franz Ferdinand (@Franz_Ferdinand) October 21, 2021
Audrey who graduated from the BA Commercial Music programme at UWS in 2009, played her first gig with the Scottish rock band last month in Paris.
I’m delighted to be on board. The guys in the band have been so welcoming and we’ve had a great time playing together. I can’t wait to get out on the road and take this energy onto the stage.Audrey Tait, BA (Hons) Commercial Music 2009
Franz Ferdinand who formed in 2002 said on their website: “After having played with Paul for so long, it’s obvious that not just anyone could sit behind the kit in FF, so we’re happy to say that one of the other best drummers in the world is joining us.”
Many of you in Glasgow will already know what an incredible musician Audrey Tait is and we’re thrilled to have her join us.Franz Ferdinand
“It feels totally natural playing with her and she’s a great laugh. It has been electrifying being in the studio together and we can’t wait to play live for you all,” the band added.
Audrey appears in the band’s new single ‘Billy Goodbye’ from the forthcoming album ‘Hits To The Head’ out next year.