Bassist and manager Sheila on 7 (S07)Muhammad Subarkah or who is usually called Adam was reluctant to give a definite reason for drummer Brian to leave the band.
“That’s S07 and Brian’s discussion material, so it’s not meant to be brought out. It’s an internal problem, so there’s no need to go out either,” said Adam to CNNIndonesia.com, Tuesday (10/5).
“For everyone’s good name, Brian’s good name, Sheila’s good name too,” he continued.
Adam previously confirmed that Brian left the band after joining 2004. Brian previously joined S07 to replace Anton who left the band.
Adam explained that the news of Brian leaving Sheila on 7 had been conveyed to their fans, aka Sheila Geng, before it was finally known to the public.
According to Adam, the decision to notify the fan club first and not publicly because they respect the fans who have been loyal to accompany them.
“In general, they are not necessarily listeners of S07, so we went to the fan club first, they are official members. After all, after Sheila Geng knew S07 would spread too, so it was just gradual,” said Adam.
“Why is it like that, because the band hasn’t been active yet. So yesterday’s last discussion there was no urgency to announce it in the public domain, so it’ll just flow later. The point is it’s official,” said Adam.
Sheila on 7 was originally called Sheila Gank, which was taken from the Celtic word Sheila which means musical. This name was later changed to On Seven, which means seven scales in music.
The band originally consisted of Duta, Adam, Eross, Sakti, and Anton. In the course of music, there have been several changes in formation.
In October 2004, Brian stepped in to replace Anton who resigned. He entered as an additional drummer and performed with Sheila On 7 on various tours to promote the album Pejantan Tangguh.
Not long after, Brian participated in the recording of the album The Very Best of Sheila On 7 (2005) which became Brian’s first studio recording career with Sheila On 7 as a drummer.
In 2006, Sheila On 7 also had to part with Sakti because she resigned in the middle of the recording process for her 507 album because she wanted to continue her education to Pakistan.
After Brian left, Sheila On 7 now has three remaining members, namely Duta, Eross and Adam.