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A family affair

Ian Gillan, Sofia 2016 flyer

An interesting gig popped up in our calendar. And it’s a family affair in more than one sense:

  • billed as Ian Gillan;
  • performing with Don Airey Band;
  • and an orchestra conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, who conducted the Deep Purple orchestral tour a few years back;
  • supported by Papa Le G√°l, the band where Ian’s daughter Grace is a singer.

To quote a rather well connected source:

I have it on good authority that it won’t just be well known DP songs in the repertoire – maybe Anya and Razzle Dazzle – but also some material from IG’s catalogue outside of DP.

Quite possibly these might include numbers like No More Cane on the Brazos, Hang Me Out to Dry, A Day Late and a Dollar Short, and No Lotion For That.

It is not beyond the bounds of possibility in this quantum universe, beset as it is with Schrodinger’s cat, that more [gigs] will follow.

Thanks to Lutz Reinert, Nigel Young, and Georgi Zbirchev for the info.

5 Comments to “A family affair”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Nice one big Ian, you da man. May all your rivers run!. (You too Don). Smiles to ta!.

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    A very very other kind of music and singing as we know a Gillan


  3. 3
    Paul Brower says:

    Perhaps a live recording of this would be offered?

  4. 4
    RB says:

    Why isn’t he at home resting his voice?

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Looks to me like IG is doing what TMIB is doing. Playing tunes from his back catalogue for fun with a bunch of good musicians. Meanwhile though, at least Gillan is also laying down the lyrics for the next, upcoming “Living, Breathing Deep Purple Album”. Too bad Ritchie isn’t dong the same with his little “Rainbow Tribute Band”. Though I may seem cynical here, I am actually truly complaining. I really do wish TMIB would give us an album of new material from this venture. Thanks Gillan and Co. for coming through for us yet again.

    Long Live DP and Family!


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