Exclusive – Charlotte Hatherley quits Ash

It’s an amicable split say all parties

Charlotte Hatherley has left Ash.

The guitarist announced her departure from the band today (January 20), after almost a decade with the band.

The group issued the following statement confirming the split:


“After nine years Ash and Charlotte Hatherley have mutually agreed to part company. The decision is completely amicable and they wish each other the very best for the future”.

They added: “Ash are returning to the studio later this year to make the follow up to 2004’s ‘Meltdown’ album. Charlotte is currently recording tracks for her second solo album which she plans to release in the autumn this year.”

Ash originally formed as a three-piece in 1992, before Hatherley joined the line-up in 1997.


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