Goldfinger explain guitarist decision

Following the shock decision by Goldfinger guitarist Charlie Paulson to leave the band, the rest of the California ska-punks have released a statement with their thoughts on what happened. It reads: “After 7 years in Goldfinger, Charlie has decided to move on and is no longer in the band. Although we are saddened by the news, we know that you, our fans, would expect us to carry on with the recording of our new record and play the shows we had scheduled for this fall/winter with Reel Big Fish. Finding a replacement won’t be easy or done with haste. So, in the meantime, our friend Brian Arthur from Unloco will join us on guitar. We hope you will join us in wishing Charlie the best with his future endeavors. Thank you for your continued support and we will see you soon!
John, Darrin, and Kelly”

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Paul, otherwise known as Sav, is quite possibly the only member of the Punktastic team to actually have a proper job. But don't hold that against him. He's actually a proper journalist, (a reporter for a daily northern paper) and so adds a bit of credence to the team. Except you wouldn't think that by reading his reviews. Maybe somebody should tell him that it is quality and not quantity that counts! Sav actually ended up working for Punktastic after meeting Nick at university, and the pair bonded over all things punk rock. Another guitarist, he also "writes a lot of songs about relationships, and how mine went wrong." Oh, and he loves the Ataris, if you hadn't already noticed. In his spare time he worships at the church of Kris Roe... Other fave bands include: MxPx, New Found Glory, Blink 182, Weezer, Midtown, Reel Big Fish, The Get Up Kids, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Green Day, Deftones, Lit and Silverchair to name but a few. Hobbies include, sleeping, drinking, eating fish and supporting Grimsby Town FC. But hey, somebody has to.