Keyboardist Amanda Ling quits Electrico

Keyboardist Amanda Ling quits Electrico

First thing I’d be doing if I were Electrico is to find a replacement hot chick asap. Of course, that’s just me.

More details after the jump.

ONE of the more prominent faces of local rock band Electrico has quit – even as it prepares to perform at the upcoming National Day Parade on Aug 9.

Keyboardist Amanda Ling, 24, said she broke the news to the band’s remaining members via e-mail two weeks ago. She has also engaged a lawyer and is asking to review the band’s accounts.

Before the split, the band recorded a National Day song, What Do You See?, for Singapore’s 44th birthday.

Electrico manager Marcia Tan said Miss Ling’s departure would not affect the band’s involvement in the parade. ‘Electrico has decided to go back to its roots as a three-piece,’ she said.

The band is left with frontman David Tan, 33, bassist Desmond Goh, 32, and drummer William Lim Jr, 31.

Formed in 1996 as Electric Company, the original trio recorded a few tracks for a compilation CD then faded out four years later. It regrouped in 2003 with guitarist Daniel Sassoon and Miss Ling, and relaunched itself as Electrico. Mr Sassoon quit last year.

Miss Ling’s lawyer, Mr Subhas Anandan, sent Ms Tan a letter dated May 28, stating that she was leaving the band. No reasons were cited in the letter, which also asked Ms Tan to produce the band’s statements of accounts from July last year to date.

These accounts are for payments made to the band for gigs performed and from sponsorships.

Mr Anandan said: ‘My client wants to know how much money she is entitled to and to confirm if there are any contractual agreements.’

Miss Ling said she was paid $1,000 a month for her work with Electrico, the same as each of the other members.

Mr Tan said: ‘I started the band and invested everything in it. If there are any discrepancies in terms of accounts, I will be the first to react.’