Gavin Edwards at Prime Circle

Prime Circle Welcomes Gavin Edwards as Their New Frontman


In a thrilling turn of events, South Africa’s beloved rock band, Prime Circle, has introduced Gavin Edwards as their new lead singer. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Ross Learmonth’s departure from the band, citing “creative differences” as the driving force behind his exit.

Gavin Edwards, a familiar face to many from his runner-up stint on the popular talent show, ‘The Voice South Africa,’ is set to bring his remarkable talents to Prime Circle. What’s more, Edwards’ musical journey boasts a significant milestone, having been previously signed to Brian McFadden’s label, a former member of the renowned group Westlife.

In a recent press statement, an excited Edwards exclaimed, “My life has been priming me for something bigger than myself, and this is that moment.” His enthusiasm is palpable, setting the stage for an electrifying new era in Prime Circle’s history.

Marco Gomes, Prime Circle’s bass player, and one of the founding members, had nothing but praise for their new frontman. “Gavin is not only an outstanding musician but also a wonderful person, quickly becoming an integral part of the Prime Circle family.”

The band’s creative spirit, boundless energy, and unwavering dedication to their fans have taken on a new dimension with the addition of Edwards to the lineup. This infusion of talent and enthusiasm promises to breathe fresh life into the band’s music.

With Gavin Edwards taking the reins as the lead vocalist, fans can anticipate the release of Prime Circle’s first single in March 2024, followed by the global launch of their eagerly awaited six-track EP titled ‘The World We Know’ early in the same year.

Prime Circle drummer, Dale Schnettler, emphasized the seamless integration of Edwards into the band, saying, “The synergy achieved during this short period serves as compelling evidence that Edwards is undeniably the right fit for the band.”

The departure of Ross Learmonth marks the end of an era for Prime Circle, who have enjoyed an illustrious 23-year career filled with unforgettable performances and chart-topping hits. Learmonth’s decision to leave the band was rooted in the inevitability of change and evolution in all relationships, as he explained, “Unfortunately, due to creative differences, Prime Circle and I will no longer be continuing this musical journey together.”

The band expressed deep gratitude for the unwavering support and trust of their fans when they announced this transition in December 2023. This transition signifies a new chapter in Prime Circle’s storied history, one that holds the promise of continued musical excellence with Gavin Edwards as their dynamic new frontman.

In conclusion, Prime Circle’s announcement of Gavin Edwards as their new lead singer has created a buzz of excitement among fans and music enthusiasts alike. Edwards’ rich musical background, combined with the band’s unwavering commitment to their craft, sets the stage for an exciting new chapter in the history of this iconic South African rock band. As they gear up for the release of their upcoming single and EP, all eyes and ears are on Prime Circle, eagerly awaiting the next chapter in their musical journey.

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