It looks like one of the North East’s best loved rock bands is no more despite a barnstorming acoustic set opening up for the Quireboys in Newcastle last night.

Fables Last Stand songwriting duo Roachie (pictured) and Twiggy stripped down their sound for a 30-minute set and never sounded so good.

But it is understood the band is no more after both men agreed to go their separate ways immediately after the show. Bass player Alan quit Fables earlier this year and drummer Phil The Beat has taken up the stool with fellow local favourites Remedy. But both singer Roachie and axe hero Twiggy are ready to throw themselves into new projects with the former booked into Blast! Studios later this month and the latter mulling over a move to LA.

Fans awaiting the band’s debut album – done and dusted towards the end of last year – can rest assured the record will get a release.

But there will be a sense of sadness within the North East’s rock community that one of the region’s brightest hopes appears to be no more.

This time last year Fables were putting the finishing touches to their much anticipated debut and played in front of a 3,000 crowd at Newcastle Arena.

The band had already recorded several tracks at Bryan Adams’ Vancouver studio and appeared on a Classic Rock Magazine cover CD.

But the past 12 months has seen the momentum lost – despite a series of high profile support gigs with the likes of UFO and the Quireboys – and the shifting rhythm section reflected behind-the-scenes changes.

Stay posted to rushonrock for an official comment sometime soon.