The Treatment looking for new lead vocalist as singer Mitchel Emms has decided to leave the band
Sad news for fans of UK rockers The Treatment as their singer Mitchel Emms has decided to leave the group. Emms handled the lead vocals on The Treatment‘s last studio album Generation Me, which ranked #4 on Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2016 and #14 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2016. Emms had replaced singer Matt Jones who appeared on The Treatment‘s first two albums This Might Hurt (2011) and Running With The Dogs (2014).
The following message was posted on The Treatment’s Facebook page on September 14, 2017:
It is with regret that we have to inform you that Mitchel Emms has decided to leave The Treatment to pursue other ventures. We wish him all the best for the future and would like to thank him for playing his part in making the ‘Generation Me’ album and tour such a great success. We have enjoyed some of the greatest highlights of this bands career over the ‘Generation Me’ era, and will never forget the good times we’ve had together.
This most definitely is not the end of The Treatment.
We are more determined than ever and are part way through writing the follow up to ‘Generation Me.’ We will be back next year with a new album and tour to support it!
We are also now actively searching for a new singer to join us in our quest for world domination. If you know someone with a great voice, a killer attitude and a passion for rock and roll that would be interested then send us a message and we will organise an audition.
Time wasters need not apply. We are only interested in the real deal, and the ideal candidate will be someone willing to give up everything for the love of rock and roll!
Wishing you all peace, love and positivity this Thursday,
The following message was posted on Emms‘ Facebook page on September 14, 2017:
“To Family, Friends and Fans…
I’ve made the decision to part ways with The Treatment after spending the past 2+ years touring “Generation Me“. I’ve had an important journey through which I’ve grown a lot as a person and had experiences I’ll never forget. This isn’t a decision I’ve taken lightly and I didn’t want to make an impersonal statement, so here’s an explanation:
(this is a long one)
Music has been my entire life for 15 years straight, with no backup plan. From the age of 9 I’ve gone from band to band, making silly decisions along the way but doing whatever I could to be the musician I always dreamed of being, no matter what the sacrifices were. I’ve written lots of music I’m proud of, performed hundreds of shows, worked with a lot of talented people, found myself in unexpected and surreal situations (like that time I was on a TV show for a few weeks featuring Tom Jones in a spinning chair) and despite my flaws, I’ve proved a lot of people wrong, along with too many people to thank for what I’ve achieved so far. The strange experiences I’ve had have been priceless.
With The Treatment, I’ve had the experience of touring across the UK and Europe and performing on some amazing stages in front of incredible fans. Having come this far however hasn’t been without it’s ups and downs. During my time with the band, my mental health had hit at an all time low and I’d finally burnt myself out. I’d lost all my confidence and spending all my time and energy on trying to fulfill everyone’s expectations of me resulted in me feeling isolated and depressed. I’d lost touch with myself and the reasons I started performing original music in the first place which lead to an overwhelming alienation that made me consider quitting music entirely if my life was going to continue to be like this. I felt like I had no way out of it all without disappointing everyone and ruining my reputation. However, despite all of this I always wore my heart on my sleeve and gave the most intense performances i could at every show to do the band and the fans proud.
A few months ago, I came to the conclusion that after all these years in music, I had to start taking my own personal identity and happiness seriously. All the personal sacrifices I’ve made to try and achieve success in music had finally caught up with me and it was time I took some time off from performing original music in touring bands and find myself again. Ultimately my inablity to properly articulate what was wrong with me at the time caused a great deal of uncertainty for the band, therefore the best decision was made for both sides for me to leave the band in September after honouring my last run of booked shows.
Having started performing from such an early age, It’s been a long arduous process of self-awakening for me in my early 20s and having had my first time off from it all recently has helped me to start restoring my confidence again and working towards a new chapter of my life, one which I know will include new music from me. Recently I’ve felt a personal freedom and positivity that is wonderfully liberating with support from new friends and working in different areas of music has been a breath of fresh air. It is very much an ongoing journey with a long way to go but the most important point is: If I can’t be happy with myself then I can’t bring happiness to anyone, and that had to finally take priority over everything.
I’ll still be working in music, but following my departure from The Treatment my future as an original artist is left wide open. I plan to continue moving towards personal happiness and in doing that I hope I can make music creatively and spiritually inspiring for me again. When I have the right inspiration to produce and release something personally fulfilling that I believe the world needs to hear then I’ll return to performing original music again as soon as possible.
Lastly, a huge thank you to the incredible fans who embraced me with open arms during my time with the band. Keep on supporting The Treatment, who are one of the best rock and roll revival bands out there.
I feel like this is an end to a long 15 year chapter of my life and I’m excited to start the next one and be a better version of myself than ever.
I’ll be back doing that music thing again real soon.
Love you all xxx”
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