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Simper + Airey in Vienna

Nick Simper and Don Airey meeting together for the first time, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian Shoen

On September 21, 2012, a very special double header happened at the Reigen in Vienna, Austria — Nick Simper & Nasty Habits and Don Airey Band were performing on the same stage.

Nick Simper opened the night with Nasty Habits. Their setlist:

  1. And The Address
  2. The Painter
  3. Mandrake Root
  4. Emmaretta/Drum Solo
  5. Chasing Shadows
  6. Lalena
  7. Wring That Neck
  8. The Bird Has Flown
  9. Slinky
  10. Why Didn`t Rosemary
  11. Roadhouse Blues
  12. Please Don`t Go
  13. Hush

The Nasty Habits are:
Peter Brkusic – Drums
Christian Heissenberger – Guitar
Christian Schmid – Vocals
Helmut Puschacher – Keyboards

Don Airey Band setlist:

  1. Spotlight Kid
  2. People In Your Head
  3. Shooting Star
  4. Still Of The Night
  5. Weissheim
  6. The Way I Feel Inside
  7. Tribute To Jon Lord & Gary Moore
  8. Fire
  9. Wrath Of Thor
  10. Tobruk
  11. Is This Love
  12. Over The Rainbow
  13. All Night Long
  14. Lost In Hollywood
  15. Since You’ve Been Gone
  16. Black Night

Don Airey Band:
Don Airey – Keyboards
Carl Sentance – Vocals
Rob Harris – Guitar
Tim Brown – Drums
Alex Meadows – Bass

Nick Simper with Nasty Habits, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenNick Simper with Nasty Habits, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenNick Simper with Nasty Habits, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenChristian Schmid (Nasty Habits), Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenNick Simper with Nasty Habits, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenDon Airey Band, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian ShoenDon Airey Band, Vienna, Austria, Sept 21 2012; image courtesy of Christian Shoen

Thanks to Christian Schoen for the info and pictures.



14 Comments to “Simper + Airey in Vienna”:

  1. 1
    George Martin says:

    Did they join each other on stage for a song? I would give anything to hear the conversation they must have had. I guess will never know.

  2. 2
    Harry Rearend says:

    Nice to see don do tribute to both jon and gary witch both both we lost this year.Also interesting set list by don?

  3. 3
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I guess I didn’t know Nick & Nasty Habits did mostly a MKI set. Somehow I thought they didn’t bother with DP material. Silly me!

  4. 4
    JohninNJ4you says:

    Still of the Night? Was that the Whitesnake song?

  5. 5
    big al says:

    why not a uk tour?

  6. 6
    byron says:

    I love Nick and DP mk1..but he could find a better singer

  7. 7
    Scoot says:

    How cool is that.

  8. 8
    Scoot says:

    Oh, the stories the two could tell together…

  9. 9
    Jerry Bloom says:

    For message 3: Check out: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deep-Purple-Mki-Songbook/dp/B005D1IFKI/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1348917355&sr=1-2

  10. 10
    Roberto says:

    @4 yes, Don recorded even for Whitesnake on that song and album…

  11. 11
    Roberto says:

    I would listen to ‘Listen learn read on’ and ‘Kentucky womam’, that songs have incredible drums parts, very difficult to play if you want to recreate exactely what Paice did…
    And for Nasty Habits it would be great to have Rod Evans singing…in that case they could do a world tour and I will go to one gig…

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 11

    I d give my arm and leg and try to see more than 2 shows…..

  13. 13
    byron says:

    Nick’s Warhorse is a cult album.Red Sea is really good too

  14. 14
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    I’d give my left arm to be ambidextrous……

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