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Scott Sorry Bids Farewell To The Wildhearts

By Ean | December 10, 2012

Due to family commitments, Scott Sorry has bowed out of The Wildhearts after a 5 year tenure.

Scott, who joined the band in 2007, played bass on three albums – 2007’s self titled album, 2008’s Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before, and 2009’s Chutzpah!

Below is a statement from Scott:

“Throughout my career as a musician I have never been more proud to be a part of something as I have in The Wildhearts. I’ve had the honor to play with the most talented musicians/songwriters that I could have ever dreamed of. The only thing I love more than being a Wildheart is my family. With my oldest son being diagnosed with Autism, I need to give them the most stable environment possible. Unfortunately, that stability does not include me playing in a band across the ocean in a different country. So with much respect and a heavy heart I am bowing out of my favorite band. I just can’t commit to the time the band would need from me anymore. I love those guys like brothers and wish them and you all the best. I’m sure I’ll see you all again as retirement doesn’t really stick well to guys like me, but for now I bid you a fond farewell. Thank you for everything.

Sincerely Scott Sorry x”

The Wildhearts would like to thank Scott for all of his efforts in the band over the past 5 years and wish him the very best in the next chapter of his life.

Former Wildheart (and long time player with Ginger), ‘Random’ Jon Poole will once again be stepping back on stage as bass player for The Wildhearts .

11 Responses to “Scott Sorry Bids Farewell To The Wildhearts”

  1. James Simpson Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 20:43

    A true class act, you will be missed Scott.

  2. Simon Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 23:32

    Sad news, but family comes first..wishing him and his family well.

  3. Kevin Says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 23:58

    Loved hearing you play and sing, all the best to you and your family, there is always the future.

  4. Jason Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 07:30

    Never seen The Wildhearts live and am headed to London for the birthday gig. Bummed you won’t be there BUT family is family. Thanks for all the great music and you will be missed! I’ll keep an eye out for Sorry and the Sinatras! If ya can come to Portland Oregon someday and play!!
    Take Care!!!

  5. Paul Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 11:00

    A great addition to the Wildhearts history just for ‘Carmelita’ alone and will be sorely missed. I work with young adults with autism and in doing so completely realise the love for and effect that music has on them in such a positive way every single day. Best wishes and hope there will be some more Sorry & the Sinatra at some point

  6. oscar Says:
    December 18th, 2012 at 21:04

    Carmelita , i love this one , the wildhearts best bass player i think . full of energy and wildhearts attitude

  7. strat Says:
    December 24th, 2012 at 19:21

    That’s a shame. Scott was the perfect fit, will be missed but wish him and the family luck with the future

  8. Chris Says:
    January 2nd, 2013 at 10:39


    Huge respect. My girlfriend’s son is autistic. It’s a hard adjustment to make for all the family, but make sure you don’t isolate yourselves as a result of it. There are some GREAT support resources, mostly run by other parents.

    In 2012 I raised over £3000 for one in the UK by longboarding 100 miles. I’m aiming to do more over the next three years. Check THE LONG PUSH Longboarding for Autism Awareness on Facebook.

    Thanks for the music Scott, and I wish you and your family the best.

  9. dB Says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 16:15

    Very best wishes to you Scott – everyone understands that family must come first. Your voice & your playing will be greatly missed. Very best of luck to you & your family, and I hope to see you play again in the future.

  10. derek mccann Says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 23:21

    so sorry scotty!hope to see you return back to glasgow,scotland with the sinatras,or whatever!.good luck and cheers !.

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