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They’ll meet again

Don Airey at the Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Jun 10, 2009. Photo: Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA.

Don Airey will be a guest musician on the upcoming album of his Rainbow ex-bandmate Graham Bonnet. Que the singer:

Similar to the first two albums, it will reflect different eras of my career, but with a contemporary twist. Also, we have some heavy hitting guests including Don Airey and others yet to be announced. I’m very excited to be playing on an album with Don again. Aside from being my longtime friend and former bandmate, he is one of the most incredible musicians I have ever had the pleasure to play with, he’s a “real” keyboard player… a classically trained pianist. I’m also delighted to be playing with the original members of the Graham Bonnet Band: Beth-Ami Heavenstone who has been my constant partner (on and off stage) since meeting back in 2012, guitarist Conrado Pesinato, who’s innate musical style elicits some of my best songwriting, and the iconic Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) on drums.

The album is due some time in the summer 2021. More guest names are hinted in the announcement.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

2 Comments to “They’ll meet again”:

  1. 1
    ivica says:

    A good band, singer and a beautiful woman

  2. 2
    WillemPurplefan says:

    Very interesting. Graham Bonnet Band in the new (old) line up is more interesting than Alcatrazz (but I go to Alcatrazz with Doogie White when they come). Graham is still a great singer BethAmi Heavenstone a superb (and good looking ; ) bassplayer and Conrado Pesinato on guitar is more diverse than Joe Stump and especially the drummer Mark Zonder is a real top-drummer, one of the best around. On the link above #1 it is the Bonnet Band without Pesinato and Zonder.
    Extra special is Don Airey guesting on the new album and…..maybe Roger Glover. Would be nice: a sort of Down to Earth reunion. Looking forward to the new album and hopefully tour in late 2021 or early 2022. Never too old to rock.

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