Key Points:

Founding member of The Feelers, Matt Thomas, is splitting with the band after 15 years.

He and The Feelers are citing personal and artistic differences for the separation.

The bass player says he has had a fantastic time over the years and wishes James Reid and Hamish Gee all the best for the future.

Matt Thomas is now working on a solo album, as well as recording an album with his brother Gareth Thomas - formerly of Goodshirt.