Published Dec 11, 2007After weeks of speculation and a year filled with gig cancellations (most recently Australian), Brazilian favela/Baile Funk/pranksters Bonde Do Role have confirmed that singer/MC Marina Vello has officially left the group.
On the band's MySpace page the remaining members MC Pedro D'Eyrot and DJ/MC Rodrigo Gorky explained Marina's departure:
"Due to several internal problems between us, we had to cancel a lot of our shows from the European tour, and we also had to cancel the scheduled Australian tour (everyone knew how excited we were about it!). For that we're really really sorry. And we also announce that Marina is no longer with us, due to these internal problems. We wish her all the best in whatever she decides to do with her future, and she can always count on us as friends. We are working these issues [out] right now as we speak, and we hope we can make it up to everyone who we let down this year, in the most awesome way we can!"
Bonde Do Role "Office Boy"