Posted on the Pigbag Facebook account:

Unfortunately Mark Jay Smith (bass) has left Pigbag. He had other commitments which made it impossible for him to be dedicated to the band. Sorry to see him go, (as one ‘nam veteran to another – thats chelt’nam) but understand. We have booked Sven Atterton for Amsterdam and if he is able to school himself in the ways of the bag he will be permanent.