Rock band The Darkness have recruited a new bass player after the departure of original member Frankie Poullain.
Poullain (left) quit the band last month after "musical differences"
Richie Edwards was member Dan Hawkins' guitar technician for two years before joining the Brit Award-winning band.
Singer Justin Hawkins said: "Richie's a good laugh and he's really good at playing bass, and at this stage that's all that matters."
Poullain left the band last month, with his ex-bandmates blaming "musical differences" for his departure.