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Two instead of one

There’s been a bit of a soap opera going on the the family tree, particularly in its Rainbow branch.

We’ve reported earlier this year that Graham Bonnet teamed up with the original Alcatrazz bassist Gary Shea and keyboard player Jimmy Waldo for the band reunion. An album of new material came out in July, and plans were being put together to tour some time in 2021, once the pandemic is over. Apparently there has been a split between Graham on the one side, and his manager and the rest of the reformed Alcatrazz on the other. Graham announced that he will form his own version of the band and will tour with it as ‘Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet’. The other Alcatrazz announced that it has hired a new singer — another ex-Rainbow man Doogie White.

Speaking of Rainbow vocalists, Ronnie Romero will perform at a live streaming event tomorrow, December 13. He is teaming up with Bulgarian outfit called Intelligent Music Project.

We will play some of the best songs of Intelligent Music Project from the last two albums of the band – Sorcery Inside and Life Motion. It’s great to be part of this amazing project. It gives a big opportunity for me to meet different audiences and to bring positive message to all of them. It’s great to work with such an amazing team!

The performance starts at 6PM CET on December 13, 2020. It will be available via Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Here’s what this particular collaboration may sound like:

The Intelligent Music Project had previously performed with other guest stars — Simon Phillips (TOTO/Protocol), John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s friend), Carl Sentence (Don Airey, Nazareth), Joseph Williams (TOTO), and John Payne (ex-Asia).

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.



5 Comments to “Two instead of one”:

  1. 1
    Chip says:

    The Alcatrazz story amuses me. I’m not sure there’s that much of a general market for new Alcatrazz material from one version of the band….no less two.

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Re IMP: Overwrought AOR by numbers. Makes Tom Galley’s Phenomena sound like Sgt. Pepper in hindsight.

    Re Graham’s one and only real deal Alcatrazz: Yngwie and Steve V. haven’t done much lately, perhaps he can give them a call?

  3. 3
    George Martin says:

    I’d rather see Gary Shea and Jimmy Waldo get back together again with John Fannon and Hirsch Gardner and do a New England tour instead. I don’t know how many of you are familiar with them but they were a really good rock band from 79 – 81. They had 3 albums that were all great. If you know them then you know what I mean and if you don’t check them out.

  4. 4
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    Don Airey may add some keyboard work to the album that is being compiled.

  5. 5
    Buttockss says:

    Saw them open in for Ted Nugent @ Great Adventure park in New Jersey in 1984 Yngvie Malmstein was the guitar player then it was a surprise because Alcatraz wasn’t on the bill at the time the price for admission at the time was ten dollors you cant beat that at the time Graham was all in white cloathes and yngvie was in all black.

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