Date: 18 May 2001
New band member Rob Alderton:

SAILOR have just come off stage in Rotenburg to a huge ovation (ask "Marinero" and many other fans who were there at yet another famous "milestone" in the band's history) having performed with their brand new Nickelodeon player - unbelievable accordionist, ex-SAILOR fan and supremely gifted all-round musician and vocalist ...
Rob Alderton.
A few weeks ago, and after one of the best ever performances in SAILOR's entire career- at Paaren on 30 April, a genuinely distraught Anthony England informed the band finally that due to overbearing theatre commitments he regrettably could not continue performing his SAILOR duties.
Although Peter Grant and Phil were incredibly sorry to lose him ( he is a lovely man, brilliant musician and really "fitted-in") they appreciated his honesty in making a very hard choice- eventually coming down in favour of what obviously promises to be a diamond-bright future as a musical director par excellence ! (Anthony was MD on Phil & Henry's first Musical "Casper" so they know first hand just how great he is!)
SAILOR all wish him extremely well - as will I am sure many of the fans who saw Anthony in action -- Good Luck Anthony!
However - and this brings us to very exciting news - the legendary SAILOR good fortune in times of adversity has scored yet another triumph, this time in the shape of prodigious musical talent - Rob Alderton....Welcome to one of the greatest and most unique bands of all time.......SAILOR !!!!!
(Rob's biography details to follow)
Phil, Peter, Grant - May 2001


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