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Sail your ship across the water

Deep Purple managed to play one show on board of the rock cruise before it went sideways. Here’s a clip from it with a rising rendition of Perfect Strangers

Meanwhile still at sea but on a different boat, Whitesnake men Joel Hoekstra and Dino Jelusik entertain the crowd semi-acoustically:

We were just about to label Dino Jelusik as the Snakes’ latest addition when the ailing memory prompted that DC has recruited a new bass player earlier this year — meet Tanya O’Callaghan.

Tanya O’Callaghan, image courtesy of tanyaocallaghan.com

Thanks to Leslie Lopardo and WILL TRAVEL FOR GIGS for the videos and to Yvonne for bringing them to your attention.



8 Comments to “Sail your ship across the water”:

  1. 1
    Aireight says:

    I’ve always liked Steve’s dive-bomb parts in PS, if I may be so bold. Don sounds great and IG, as well.

  2. 2
    Aireight says:

    May they recover quickly.

  3. 3
    Friedhelm says:

    I also hope for a quick recovery. But considering their age, Covid-19 can be very dangerous – vaccinated or not. And nobody knows excatly about long Covid. I nearly don’t dare to write this. But it could be the beginning of the end of Deep Purple.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    1. Ok, the coming Whitesnake gigs will benefit from the strongest lead vocal performances in decades.

    2. I always wondered how Coverdale would have sounded with the Doobie Brothers, now I know!

    3. DC is a brave man for not hiding young Dino behind a curtain (Ozzy-style).

    PS: Purple acquit themselves well. Gillan in a fine voice (very concentrated) – and yeah, I like Steve’s tremolo dive bombing in that song too, it has become an integral part of it.

  5. 5
    Scott W says:

    Dino has a very long and wonderful career waiting for him. David won’t even have to sing when they start touring lol. Joel is awesome on an acoustic guitar it’s not even electric he sounds fantastic. I meant to mention this before, Am I the only one who thinks he resembles Tommy Bolin?. You have Greg Smith on bass I think that’s really fantastic Many members of the purple family etc.

  6. 6
    mudas albert says:

    on prend les mêmes titres et on recommence: aucune originalité….

  7. 7
    Terry says:

    A view of the post Coverdale future of Whitesnake. I think this is DC’s plan to keep the songs and the Whitesnake brand alive. This guy is obviously copying DC’s vocal delivery style but with so little effort. Good luck to them all.

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “Am I the only one who thinks he resembles Tommy Bolin?”

    You really do? The facial shape a little perhaps (and the fact that they are both friendly, good-natured types), but Bolin’s looks and demeanor were much more androgynous (just think of the Teaser cover where so many people thought he was a woman). To this day I think that this trait didn’t really help him being accepted by Purple fans as a lead guitar successor in a band that projected a manly, no frills image. Ritchie threw dark drama shapes on stage, Tommy danced to the music. Purple never did that “let’s wear the blouses from mama’s wardrobe on stage”-thing (like THAT OTHER classic rock band which shall remain nameless here, nobody remembers laughter …), Tommy was the most effeminate player they ever had.

    Joel Hoekstra (I’ve seen him live with WS) is, in contrast, very ‘manly’ (in a natural, not contrived way), more so than Reb Beach or Doug Aldrich (who both aren’t exactly the more feminine Randy Rhoads type either), you could envisage him starring in a “The Beauty & the Beast” (as the latter!) or Viking warriors Netflix series at any given moment – with no or little prosthetics needed!

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