GREAT WHITE have officially named Brett Carlisle as their new lead singer
GREAT WHITE issued the following statement on Thursday (October 20): “Exciting GREAT WHITE News to Share. You might have noticed a new face and a new voice in some recent press clips and videos. Please welcome Brett Carlisle as the new GREAT WHITE lead singer. Brett hails from Alabama and is already showcasing a monster voice and stage presence. Many of the fans have shared their opinions – and we agree – that Brett is an amazing addition to the GREAT WHITE sound.
“You might also be asking what happened to Andrew Freeman on vocals? Andrew is fully committed to making records and touring with his band LAST IN LINE. We wish him nothing but the best of luck in all his future endeavors. While our time with Andrew was shorter than we expected, he’s a wonderful, highly-respected person and a great singer.
“It’s a very exciting time for GREAT WHITE. We never set out to be perfect – it’s rock and roll. We’re here for the music and for the fans. We will see you on the road soon – all confirmed concert dates are still happening.
“Keep rocking and thank you fans, Mark, Michael, Audie, Scott & Brett”.
Carlisle made his live debut with GREAT WHITE on September 24 at the Cannery Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also performed with the group on October 14 in Waterloo, New York.
This news comes after GREAT WHITE announced that it had split with singer Mitch Malloy back in May, replacing him with singer Andrew Freeman. Malloy spent close to four years in the band, stepping in in 2018 following the departure of vocalist Terry Ilous.
This version of GREAT WHITE is completely separate from JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, which features Russell alongside Robby Lochner on guitar, Dan McNay on bass, Tony Montana on guitar and Dicki Fliszar on drums.