Reviews for the Graham Bonnet book The Story Behind The Shades continue to arrive, although the latest two are in German from Rock Hard Magazine and Rocks.
“Featuring uncountable never before seen photographs “The Story Behind The Shades”, the biography of one of the greatest living hard rock singers of all time, grabs the reader from the first to the very last page. Essential reading. 176 pages full of information. Author Steve Wright tells the story of ex Rainbow singer Graham Bonnet with total dedication, zeal and almost fanzine-like attention to detail…”
Still if you are better at languages than I ever was, you can read more (and of course the English language reviews!) on the review page. Thanks to Matthias Penzel for sending me the scan and John Tucker for the bit of translation.
We can now take pre-orders for Graham Bonnet – The Story Behind The Shades.
There are two editions, both are 176 pages, a regular edition and a Ltd Ed. signed slipcase edition, just 300 copies worldwide. PRE ORDERS ON BOTH EDITIONS NOW LIVE. You can read full details on the Graham Bonnet page, or if you wish jump straight over to the shop to place a pre-order. Shipping is due September, and all orders through the shop will be delivered ahead of any other stockist.
signed limited slipcase edition pre-order :
regular softback edition pre-order :
You can also see a Flipbook sample of 20+ pages on the site.
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.
Name 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.
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.