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Whitesnake announces new bassist Tanya O’Callaghan

Photos from Whitesnake's and Tanya O'Callaghan's Instagram

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Whitesnake announces new bassist Tanya O’Callaghan

Whitesnake announced bassist Tanya O’Callaghan as a new member, replacing Michael Devin, who was in the band from 2010 to 2021. The Irish female bassist had already played with names like Dee Snider, Steven Adler and Maynard Keenan.


Whitesnake announced bassist Tanya O’Callaghan, saying:

“Well, Well, Well…Ladies & Gentlemen…Boys & Girls…We Are Very Proud To Announce & To Introduce You All To Our Newest Snake…Or Should I Say…SNAKETTE!!!” Please Give A LOUD WHITESNAKE CHOIR Welcome To THE IRISH TORNADO!!!”

“A Whirling Dervish Of A Performer Whom We Feel Will Bring A Fresh, New, Exciting Musicality & Welcome Energy To The Band, Both In The Studio & Onstage…Here She Is…Irish Born & Bred…The One & Only…”

David Coverdale also talked about her, saying:

“For whatever reason Whitesnake has never featured a female musician in the band before…Bad Boys!!!…But, when we saw TANYA performing with our friend Stephen Adler’s Band at the M3 festival in 2019 & we were all blown away…An electrifying performer…”

“When WHITESNAKE & Michael Devin decided to go their separate ways, TANYA was the first person we reached out to & thankfully she accepted our invitation to become a SNAKE… We Are Thrilled & Delighted To Welcome TANYA ‘O’ CALLAGHAN To WHITESNAKE!!! LET THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING!!!”

Tanya O’Callaghan talked about joining Whitesnake on her Instagram, saying:

“I guess the snakes out of the bag 🥰🤘🐍 What an absolute honor to be joining @whitesnake for their worldwide farewell tour 2022/23. This small town gal still pinches herself over the amount of legends I’ve had the joy to work, tour, jam and record with over the past few years since I made the terrifying solo leap across the Pacific with no clue how everything would unfold. It’s been a wild ride with some amazing artists I now call friends and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, who calls, only feckin’ WHITESNAKE! And the best part, to step into the snake shoes of my Whitesnake bass brothers @sarzo.rudy @fretlessmonster #NeilMurray and @michaeledevin … are you kidding me…what a f#*king honor beyond belief!!! My heart is exploding 🥰🤘”

“To my bass brother @michaeledevin who is moving on to other endeavors I wish you all the love and light on your next moves. I adore everything about your spirit and your playing and holy guacamole have i some big bass shoes to fill. Hold onto your hats 🐍🍀💚🤘🏽”

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