Graham Bonnet on tour

We had a couple of meetings last week with Graham’s manager as the group are currently on tour in the UK, and finalised plans for the book editions. We will send out a newsletter next week to subscribers with all the details (you can get on the exclusive mailing list by visiting the book page on the site). I’ve never been to a rock show in Skegness before, and apparently it is 49 years since Graham last played there as a teenager!  We then took in a more regular concert in Leeds, and watched the band sound-checking beforehand, where this picture was taken. There is a review of the shows and more pictures on the Deep Purple site here.

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Graham Bonnet Band, soundcheck, Leeds, Feb 2016. Photo : Simon Robinson

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Bonnet book

Classic Rock magazine gave us a nice plug for the forthcoming Graham Bonnet biography just before Christmas (you can see the article here on their website).  The book was also trailed in the latest edition of Record Collector magazine.  I’m not sure where they got their information from but it was mostly correct!  Record Collector will be doing an interview with Graham when he is touring in the UK in February, and reviewing the book when it is out. For more on the book check the preview pages.

Bonnet update

Graham Bonnet official biographyName a dozen or more quality rock guitarists…. Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Chris Impelliteri, Steve Vai, Taz Taylor, Ray Fenwick, Micky Moody, Jan Akkerman, Mario Parga, Slash, Bob Kulick, Danny Johnson, Viv Campbell, Dario Mollo, Axel Rudi Pell, Uli Jon Roth, Gary Moore.
Now name us one singer who has worked with them all….  Graham Bonnet.

For the first time the biography of one of rock’s most travelled vocalists is being published. Written by long time Bonnet fan (and one time publisher of Graham’s own fanzine) Steve Wright, and with the full co-operation of Graham himself, the book cover the singer’s long journey from bracing Skegness to the sunnier climes of Los Angeles, and all points in between. Including one or two of the more notorious moments of his career; but as Graham says, what’s the point in trying to gloss over events which are a matter of record. The occasional bit of over exposure aside, the book documents his career in fascinating detail, with input from many of the musicians, producers and people who have worked alongside him.

You can read more and see page spreads on the site, and sign on for updates, pre-publication information and offers there as well.

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the Graham Bonnet biography are now on the site. We have also been able to add the final cover artwork; this has taken a while to sort out as we found a great image for the front which we thought was ideal, but didn’t want to post the cover design until everything was fully cleared. This meant making sure Graham liked the cover, and the author, then asking the photographer for permission to use the image.

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