Bryan Elliott joins Gold City
Gold City announced last night that Bryan Elliott will be filling the piano bench left vacant by Roy Webb’s recent departure. Elliott got his start in Southern Gospel playing for the Anchormen from when he was 16 until he was in his mid-twenties, and spent the last several years playing piano for the Perrys.
Elliott will be starting immediately. Gold City baritone/manager Danny Riley states: “We’ve known Bryan for many years, so this is more than bringing a pianist on board – we’re adding a long-time friend. Bryan will be with us as we head out for this weekend.”
He leaves the Perrys on good terms. Bass singer Tracy Stuffle states: “Bryan is a fine young man. We have enjoyed having him as a part of our group and all of us in the Perrys sincerely wish him the absolute best as he joins Gold City. He will always be a member of our family and this group.”
For the time being, the Perrys will not be bringing a live pianist on the road, due to the unexpected financial pressure of Tracy Stuffle’s recent heart attack and diabetes diagnosis. For those who would like to see them fill that position, be sure to support them now so that, on the other side of this storm, they can fill the position again!
UPDATE: Good news from the Perrys’ camp! From their latest online newsletter: “The Perrys will not be filling the piano position at this time. Our former piano player, Matthew Holt will be filling in from time to time.” Holt won numerous fans, receiving several top 5 Fan Awards nominations, and many will be thrilled to see him at those concerts he can fit into his schedule!