Whitesnake Welcomes New Bass Player Tanya O’Callaghan As Their First Female Member

Whitesnake announced from their official Instagram account that Tanya O’Callaghan has been hired as the band’s new bassist following Michael Devin‘s recent departure.

Found in 1978 by David Coverdale, Whitesnake released their debut album, ‘Trouble,’ in the same year, but their first six albums weren’t as successful as their later ones. Whitesnake’s seventh studio album, ‘Whitesnake,’ released in 1987, became their breakthrough album and sold over eight million copies.

Whitesnake had recently announced that their bassist Michael Devin wouldn’t be playing with them anymore and revealed that they have settled on a new bassist. The fans were pretty excited about who would replace Devin, and according to their recent announcement, Tanya O’Callaghan will be the band’s new bassist.

It was kind of surprising for some of the fans, as they stated in their comments under the post, because Tanya is the first female member of Whitesnake. Tanya’s participation created excitement among the fans, and they instantly showed their support by calling her an amazing choice. 

Here is how Whitesnake announced their new bassist Tanya O’Callaghan on the band’s webpage:

“Well, well, well. Ladies & Gentlemen. Boys & Girls. We are very proud to announce and to introduce you all to our newest Snake or should I say Snakette! Please give a loud Whitesnake choir to welcome to the Irish tornado!

A whirling dervish of a performer whom we feel will bring a fresh, new, exciting musicality and welcome energy to the band, both in the studio and onstage. Here she is. Irish born and bred. The one and only. Tanya O’Callaghan!”

This is how they welcomed Tanya in the caption of their Instagram post:

Good Morning all, and what a fine morning it is for some good news! Boy, do we have a delicious surprise for you! Meet our new bass player!”

You can see the picture posted on Instagram below.

Photo Credit: Whitesnake – Instagram