Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new band and an exciting new album titled “The Book”.
The “Graham Bonnet Band”, features of course Graham Bonnet on lead vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys and Mark Zonder (known for his acclaimed work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on Drums.
They promise a powerful set-list showcasing Graham’s extraordinary career performing the songs the way you know them.
Born in Skegness, England (December 1947), Bonnet enjoyed his first chart success with The Marbles, his first single with them “Only One Woman”, penned by the Bee Gees becoming a top 5 UK hit in 1968.
After a spell recording advertising jingles, he appeared in the 1974 British comedy film Three for All as lead singer of a fictional band called Billy Beethoven, receiving a rave review for his performance!
Bonnets subsequent career has seen him work with some of the best musicians in the business, including guitar virtuosos Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai drummers Cozy Powell and Ted McKenna, bassists Roger Glover and Chris Glen and keyboard player Don Airey.
He is well known as the voice on a number of classic heavy rock albums including Rainbows “Down to Earth” from 1979, Michael Schenker Groups “Assault Attack” from 1982, Alcatrazz’s “No Parole for Rock n Roll” from 1983 and “Disturbing the Peace” from 1985.
Rainbows Down to Earth spawned two hit singles, a cover of Russ Ballards Since Youve Been Gone and All Night Long. During his time with Rainbow, Bonnet also headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in the UK.
Singles from the first two studio Alcatrazz albums, Island in the Sun (from No Parole and God Blessed Video (from Disturbing the Peace), became staples of MTV, then in its infancy.
Bonnet has maintained an active solo presence throughout most of his career, releasing albums periodically including the eponymous Graham Bonnet (1977), which was a hit in Australia, No Bad Habits (1978), Line-Up (1981), Here Comes the Night (1991), Underground (1997) and The Day I Went Mad (1999). The single Night Games (from the Line Up album) reached number 6 in the UK charts.
He has recorded and toured with a wide-range of other artists and released albums with bands such as Impellitteri, Forcefield, Blackthorne and Japanese legends Anthem.
Bonnet has a powerful and distinctive vocal style and, indeed, a distinctive image preferring to let the music, rather than the conventional heavy metal look, do the talking.
The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 12 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016.
The debut Graham Bonnet Band album ‘The Book’ sees Graham returning in fine form, with an album that is his best in decades: 11 new tracks that will blow heavy rock fans away!
Also included with the new album is a 16 track cd of re-recorded classic tracks from Graham’s career.
Into The Night
Welcome To My Home
Earth’s Child (I Am Your Son)
Rider; Dead Man Walking
Strangest Day; The Dance
Where Were You?
Everybody Wants To Go There
Eyes Of The World
All Night Long
Lost In Hollywood
Since You Been Gone
Island In The Sun
Hiroshima Mon Amour
God Blessed Video
Will You Be Home Tonight
Stand In Line
Here Comes The Night (Down Without A Fight)
GRAHAM BONNET BAND line-up
Graham Bonnet – Lead vocals
Conrado Pesinato – Guitars
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Beth-Ami Heavenstone – Bass
Mark Zonder – Drums
Angelo Vafeiadis – Keyboards on CD2
3 November Sala Chango, Madrid, Spain
4 November Sala Totem, Pamplona, Spain
5 November Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8 November Boston Music Room, London, UK
9 November Stourbridge, River Rooms, UK
10 November Warehouse 23, Wakefield, UK
11 November Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell, UK
12 November Manchester, Club Academy, UK
13 November Edinburgh, Bannermans, UK
15 November Doncaster, Diamonds, UK
16 November Think Tank, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 November Derry-Londonderry, Nerve Centre, UK
19 November Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
20 November Monroes, Galway, Eire
21 November Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
22 November Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, UK