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Great White have changed lead singers again

'We never set out to be perfect - it's rock and roll,' the band says in a statement

Great White only recently welcomed new singer Andrew Freeman to the band, in place of the departed Mitch Malloy. But the long-running L.A. blues rockers have now made another switch at center stage, announcing that Freeman is out and a new vocalist, Brett Carlisle, is in.

"You might have noticed a new face and a new voice in some recent press clips and videos," the band said in a Facebook statement. "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."

The statement continued, "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."

Great White's previous singer, Mitch Malloy had joined the band in 2018. He replaced former XYZ vocalist Terry Ilous, himself a replacement for original singer Jack Russell. 

Just this week, Ilous and Russell teamed up on an acoustic cover of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down." Additionally, the two will be performing together for one night only at Rockefellas bar in Corona, California, on October 29 for what is being billed as an "acoustic storytelling show." 

You can check out fan-filmed footage of Great White with Carlisle performing "Rock Me" (above) and "Once Bitten Twice Shy" (below) at Cannery Casino in Las Vegas on September 24.