WHITESNAKE have announced their new bassist, Tanya O’Callaghan, as the replacement for longtime bass player Michael Devin.
Frontman David Coverdale says in a statement: “Well, well, well…ladies & gentlemen…boys & girls…we are very proud to announce & to introduce you all to our newest snake…or should I say…snakette!!! Please give a loud WHITESNAKE choir welcome to the Irish tornado!!! A whirling dervish of a performer whom we feel will bring a fresh, new, exciting musicality & welcome energy to the band, both in the studio & onstage… Here she is… Irish born & bred…the one & only… Tanya O’Callaghan!!!
“For whatever reason, WHITESNAKE has never featured a female musician in the band before… Bad boys!!!…But when we saw Tanya performing with our friend Steven Adler’s band at the M3 festival in 2019 & we were all blown away… An electrifying performer… When WHITESNAKE & Michael Devin decided to go their separate ways, Tanya was the first person we reached out to & thankfully she accepted our invitation to become a snake…
“We are thrilled & delighted to welcome Tanya O’Callaghan to WHITESNAKE!!!
“Let the music do the talking!!!”
Coverdale recently confirmed that he plans to retire from touring after WHITESNAKE’s current run of worldwide shows.