elbow announce the departure of drummer Richard Jupp

elbow have announced today that drummer Richard Jupp is to leave the band to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school (www.juppdrumtuition.com) which will involve workshops across the UK. 
Richard will also continue to support the charities that he is involved with. Having been a member of elbow since the beginning 25 years ago, Guy, Pete, Mark and Craig wish Jupp every success in his new ventures. 
The band are currently writing tracks for their seventh studio album, due for release in 2017.