Tragic news reaches us this morning informing us that Shields guitarist George Christie took his own life on January 31st, 2018.

The band have just released a statement to the public:

“There is no easy way to say this.

On the 31st of January our guitarist George Christie took his own life. He was the most empathetic, kind and generous person we ever met in our lives and we were lucky to call him our best friend and fellow band member.

We don’t want to disclose any more information about his passing out of respect for his family, please don’t ask. Those who need to know, know.

We will have more to say once time has passed.

Thank you

Sam, Joe, Alex, Lawrence.”

The thoughts of everyone at PGA go out to friends, family and bandmates of George.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.