Following 7 years together as a band and having embarked on a number of high-profile opportunities over the years, members Francois and Antonis have decided to part ways with Minus One.
Announcing the news via their official Facebook page, the band confirmed that the band would go from a 5-member to a 3-member band for the time being as lead vocalist Francois Micheletto and bassist Antonis Loizides have announced their split from the band due to personal reasons.
Remaining as close friends and colleagues, Minus One reminisced on their past experiences with the members with the release of their statement:
DEAR FRIENDS AND FANSIt is with sadness that we inform you that our lead singer Francois and our bass player Antonis…
Despite the latest split, Minus One will continue as a 3-member band for the time being, with the band looking forward to new collaborations set to take place in the future.
Minus One at Eurovision
Last year saw Minus One internally selected to represent their home-nation in the host city of Stockholm for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
Working in close collaboration with Swedish producer Thomas G:son, the band embarked on their journey to the competition with their entry Alter ego, sticking to their band’s traditional rock-roots.
Qualifying to the grand final of the competition, Minus One went on to receive 96 points in total at the Globen Arena, finishing in 21st place.