||DEBORAH BONHAM & BAND HEAD OUT ON THE ROAD
18 February 2014
Deborah Bonham and band will set out on the UK 'Spirit' Tour to coincide with the worldwide release of the 'Spirit' album on March 11th. This follows her deal with US label Spectra Records and a busy summer of 2013 which saw Deborah opening for Bad Company in Illinois on their 40th Anniversary Tour.
Mixed in Nashville by Mike Poole (The Mavericks, Robert Plant's Band of Joy), the new album by this lady, another great Bonham family talent, features 12 tracks and is co-produced with Glenn Skinner (Deborah Harry, Killing Joke).On Drums is Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, John Cale, Norah Jones) and other guests include pedal steel supremo, B.J.Cole and a very special appearance from Robert Plant.
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The first single from the album, 'Take Me Down' has received great reviews both in the UK and US, with the track spending eight weeks at Number One on the Reverbnation Rock Chart and was described by MFR Radio as "Pretty much the perfect rock single". And, although exclusively only available as a Limited Edition, Digi-Pack Pre Release CD on tour, 'Spirit' shot into Radio Caroline Album Chart.
The album features her stunning band, who backed Paul Rodgers for his only UK show of 2013 of an entire set of Free songs, featuring Deborah on the duet 'Oh I Wept' to the delight of the sold out audience.
Deborah and her band have also toured and performed with Paul as well as Robert Plant, Van Halen, Ann Peebles, Humble Pie, Foreigner, Nazareth, Jools Holland and Stax label legend Steve Cropper.
A regular festival favourite too, the band have performed at Fairport's Cropredy (twice); Cambridge Rock Festival (4 times); Donington, the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne; The Great British Rock & Blues Festival (twice) and Great British Folk Festival (twice).
In Europe, the band performed at The Czech Republic's first Rock festival alongside Ozzy, Korn and Nazareth, returning the following year to tour in the Czech Republic. They have also performed by invitation at the Harley-Davidson Rallies in Austria, France and Portugal and 2013 saw two very successful tours of France culminating with a magnificent performance at Le Festival Chants D'Elles at La Traverse, Cleon.
The Bonham family tree is firmly rooted in musical tradition. First was John Bonham, the esteemed drummer for Led Zeppelin, who was followed by his son Jason, a skilled skinsman in his own right, who performed with Zeppelin at their much hailed O2 show, for which the Grammy winning DVD 'Celebration Day' is now on release
The tradition continues forward...with Deborah Bonham
Listen to two tracks from Spirit below:
Sat 1st: COLCHESTER Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh Village (acoustic trio)
Fri 7th WIMBORNE, Tivoli Theatre
Sat 8th: MAIDSTONE - Pizza Express
Fri 21st: DUMFRIES, The Venue
Sat 22nd: KINROSS The Green Hotel
Thur 27th; SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, The Golden Diamond
Fri 28th DARLINGTON, R&B CLUB The Forum Music Centre
Sat 29th: BLAKENEY, The Harbour Rooms
Thurs. 10th: LONDON, Half Moon (Putney)
Tues 15th: MILTON KEYNES, The Stables
Thurs 17th: LEICESTER, THE MUSICIAN
Fri 18th: NANTWICH Jazz & Blues Fest, Nantwich, Cheshire
Fri 25th: STOURBRIDGE Moochers
Sat 26th: RIPLEY (N.YORKS), Ripley Live, Ripley Town Hall
Fri 20th: BUILTH WELLS, Sonic Rock Solstice Festival
Fri.19th: FRANCE (18) BOURGES FEST
Sun 31st: WEYFEST Farnham
Thurs 2nd: BELGIUM, VEVRIERS, Spirit of '66
Sat. 4th: FRANCE (71) CHAUFFAILLES FEST
Fri 17th LOWDHAM (NOTTS), VILLAGE
Fri 7th ULVERSTON,Sports Club
Sat 8th: DEVIZES Long Street Blues Club
Fri 14th: HULLBRIDGE (ESSEX) Touchline, Hullbridge Sports Club