Graham Bonnet


GRAHAM BONNET Brings Alcatrazz Downunder


HARDLINE MEDIA proudly presents GRAHAM BONNET with ALCATRAZZ! Playing RAINBOW’s album ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ in full, plus hits from ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and more!!!

The James Dean of Heavy Metal is set to grace our shores in June 2019, nonetheless with ALCATRAZZ in tow! Renowned for his suave stage presence heading up the likes of RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, IMPELLITTERI and his solo band GRAHAM BONNET BAND - not to mention his powerful, distinct and iconic vocal sound, that goes straight to 11 then swiftly into smooth melody in a heartbeat - GRAHAM BONNET delivers a solid stage trip through his career, that will not disappoint the discerning fan.
With a career spanning a range of musical styles, and hit songs, it only makes sense to start with a mention to his first hit with the duo, THE MARBLES in 1968, with the single "Only One Woman". The hit song, written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees, marks the impressive start to an awesome and diverse career.
Embarking on the first leg of his solo career, Bonnet smashed the charts with a self-titled album that hit gold in Australia. The album was met with great praise with hits including "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", a Bob Dylan cover, which charted in the top five in Australia in 1977. Further to the success of this release, the single "Warm Ride", Bonnet’s take on a leftover track from the Saturday Night Fever sessions and written by the Bee Gees, went to number one in Australia.
WATCH: Rainbow ‘’Since You’ve Been Gone - HERE
Bonnet found his career taking a heavier Rock and Metal route when Ritchie Blackmore chose him to replace Ronnie James Dio on vocals for the band RAINBOW. A hard act to follow, and a new genre to ignite, Bonnet proved his skill yet again, singing on RAINBOW’s iconic album ‘Down to Earth’, which became his most successful release to date with two hit singles "Since You’ve Been Gone" and "All Night Long”.
After Rainbow, Bonnet joined the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and recorded the ‘Assault Attack’ album, considered one of their best releases of all time.
Departing yet again from the beaten path, Bonnet co-founded ALCATRAZZ, with Gary Shea on bass, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards (both from the band New England), Jan Uvena (former drummer for Alice Cooper), and legendary, Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. From 1983-87, the band released 3 highly revered studio albums (No Parole from Rock N' Roll’, ‘Disturbing the Peace’, and Dangerous Games’) and one live album Live Sentence’.
In more recent years, Bonnet has toured consistently around the world with his GRAHAM BONNET BAND, to throngs of fans.
Now, for the first time in Australia, you will hear Graham and band perform the iconic RAINBOW album ‘DOWN TO EARTH’ in its entirety, as well as a slew of other hits from the melting pot of his career.
Limited VIP Meet & Greet packages will be available. VIP punters will be graced with a special acoustic performance by Graham, along with a meet and greet/ photo opportunity, entry to the show and a couple of little extras.
Strictly Limited Ticket Presale: Friday, 5th April At 10:00am AEDT Only AT:
General public ticket sales: Monday, 8th April through usual outlets (and

ALCATRAZZ Have 'Parole Denied' For 2017 Live Document

Friday, December 7, 2018
As part of the Graham Bonnet Band​'s 2017 "The Book" tour in Japan, a three-night special engagement and reunion of Alcatrazz​ was presented much to the delight of the Japanese hard rock faithful! On December 7, 2018, Frontiers Music srl will release "Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017", a special documentation of these special shows on 2CD/DVD and Digital formats.
Founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan in March 2017. For the special occasion, the band was rounded out by Mark Benquechea (drums) and Conrado Pesinato (guitars), both from the Graham Bonnet Band.
In addition to this unique farewell performance captured via audio and video, Alcatrazz raided the archives and added some unreleased bonus tracks taken from the original sessions recorded in 1985, including one song, “Emotion”, with a young Steve Vai on guitar.
Additionally, the Graham Bonnet Band has announced a U.S. tour where they will be performing the first Alcatrazz album "No Parole From Rock N Roll" from front to back along with the other hits from their and Graham's catalog.
28th Sept. Viper Room, West Hollywood, CA
29th Sept. Malones, Santa Ana, CA
3rd Oct. El Corazon, Seattle, WA
4th Oct. Vamp’d, Las Vegas, NV
5th Oct. Hilltop Tavern, Apple Valley, CA
6th Oct. Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
11th Oct. Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
12th Oct. Bigs Bar, Sioux Falls, SD
13th Oct. Red Herring Lounge, Duluth, MN
14th Oct. Red Carpet, St Cloud, MN
16th Oct, Eddies, Granite City, IL
Alcatrazz was formed in 1983 by former Rainbow​ and Michael Schenker​ vocalist Graham Bonnet along with Jimmy Waldo and Gary Shea and they would go on to make three studio albums in the 1980s. The band’s debut album included a young Swedish guitarist, Yngwie Malmsteen and their second album featured guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Alcatrazz split up in 1987 after the release of their third album, “Dangerous Games.”
1.      Night Of The Shooting Star
2.      Ohayo Tokyo
3.      Too Young To Die...Too Drunk To Live
4.      Suffer Me
5.      God Blessed Video
6.      Will You Be Home Tonight
7.      Jet To Jet
8.      Witchwood
9.      Skyfire
10.   Hiroshima Mon Amour
11.   Island In The Sun
1.      Emotion (Studio Demo)  
2.      No Imagination (Studio Demo)
3.      Losing You Is Winning (Studio Demo)
4.      Please Call Me (Studio Demo)
5.      Blue Boar (Studio Demo)
6.      Ohayo Tokyo (Studio Demo)
7.      Set Me Free (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
8.      Rider (Rehearsal / Studio Demo)
1.      Night Of The Shooting Star
2.      Ohayo Tokyo
3.      Too Young To Die...Too Drunk To Live
4.      Suffer Me
5.      God Blessed Video
6.      Will You Be Home Tonight
7.      Jet To Jet
8.      Witchwood
9.      Skyfire
10.   Hiroshima Mon Amour
11.   Island In The Sun
12.   Hiroshima Mon Amour (Soundcheck)
PRODUCED BY: Jimmy Waldo & Giles Lavery
Live Tracks recorded in Tokyo March 2017
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Jimmy Waldo - Keys
Gary Shea - Bass
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Mark Benquechea – Drums


GRAHAM BONNET BAND Announces Live CD/DVD/Bluray Out July 7

Friday, July 7, 2017
Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new live album and home video captured during his acclaimed performance at Frontiers Rock Festival III in Trezzo (Milan, Italy) on April 24, 2016.
Accompanied by a stellar band featuring founding member Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, and Mark Zonder (known for his work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on drums, Bonnet masterfully delivered a thrilling “Best of” set which included songs from his stints with bands such as Rainbow, McAuley Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, and of course his solo material too.
Bonnet says: "It's been a very long time since I last released a live video, 33 years to be exact, with Alcatrazz. Myself and the band were very excited to film and record our performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival for a live album and video and are very happy with the final result!”
Bonnet has a powerful and distinctive vocal style and, indeed, a distinctive image – preferring to let the music, rather than the conventional heavy metal look, do the talking.
The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last two years touring regularly around the world and this past winter, released his latest successful release, “The Book.” With the band and Bonnet fine tuned from all their touring when they got to Frontiers Rock Festival, this stellar set that was captured there makes for a new live album that will blow GBB (and heavy rock fans in general) away!
Graham Bonnet – Vocals
Beth-Ami Heavenstone – Bass
Conrado Pesinato – Guitars
Mark Zonder – Drums
1              Eyes Of The World
2              All Night Long
3              S.O.S.
4              Stand In Line
5              God Blessed Video
6              Will You Be Home Tonight
7              Jet To Jet
8              Night Games
9              Suffer Me
10            Dancer
11            Desert Song
12            Island In The Sun
13            Since You Been Gone
14            Assault Attack
15            Lost In Hollywood



One On One With Mitch Lafon

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APRIL WINE guitarist & singer MYLES GOODWYN guests on Ep. 277 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, April Wine's Myles Goodwyn discusses his new book Just Between You And Me (A Memoir), his motivation for writing it, the band's illustrious career, promoter Donald K. Donald and much more.
QUOTES from the interview:
The book - Just Between You And Me (time 1.20): "There were a lot of unanswered questions or misconceptions around the band April Wine. That was a big reason for writing the book."
Guilt about being away from his children in the past (time 3.48): "I think it's words unsaid. I think there was a sense of that, but we never really had those kinds of discussions."
The departure of longtime drummer Jerry Mercer: "I was disappointed that he wasn't going to be drumming with us, but that was his choice. He was not fired, relieved in any way... It wasn't us. He made the decision."
Drugs (8.32): "Everybody was doing it. It was the lifestyle. It was the '70s - everybody did it. It terms of cocaine - suits were doing it, lawyers were dong it, accountants were doing it. Everybody was doing cocaine for a while. It was God's way of saying you had too much money. It was just out there and everybody did it for a while."
For more about APRIL WINE visit:
TWITTER: @AprilWineBand
YouTube: N/A
YES drummer Alan White guests on Ep. 27 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, YES drummer Alan White discusses the band's upcoming 2017 Cruise To The Edge, his recent health issues, the importance of their 90125 album, working with The Beatles' John Lennon, his Ramshackled solo album, Run With The Fox and much more.
QUOTES from the interview:
His back issues (time 1.04): "I wouldn't say I was fully recuperated, but I'm actually feeling very good."
The 90125 album (time 4.05): "The whole thing came from Chris and myself just being very good colleagues in music and we knew what we had together worked"
Working with John Lennon (time 6.08): "He was a total genius."
Chris Squire (time 12.11): "We had a great mental understanding of each other. He was one of the greatest bass players in the world. He was so articulate and creative with what he did (songwriting and bass). In passing away I miss him dearly because we had a connection for forty three years."
New YES album in the offing (time 14.31): "Everybody's got music in their minds. So, yeah, you've got to get that stuff out of your brain and get it recorded."
Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame discussed - starting at 16.01
For more about YES visit:
TWITTER: @yesofficial
Cruise To The Edge:
TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER guests on Ep. 275 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, singer DEE SNIDER discusses his new solo album We Are The Ones, the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, protecting the artists, Twisted Sister's final show and a lot more.
QUOTES from the interview:
Time 27.47: "I'm doing a new album because I feel challenged and I see a place for me (at least message wise). Ultimately, the fans will decide."
Is Dee 'emotionally prepared' for Twisted Sister's final show (time 22.02): "I think I am. My brain is going, 'Wow, it's really here. This is really it. Unlike some of my peers who had no intention of retiring... I know this is very real for me and I don't know. When I'm in the moment, you put your head down and rock as hard as you can."
For more about DEE SNIDER visit:
TWITTER: @deesnider
Former DEEP PURPLE/ BLACK SABBATH singer Glenn Hughes guests on Ep. 272 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, singer Glenn Hughes discusses almost becoming a footballer rather than musician, Deep Purple, the tragedy surrounding the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, his father, his new album Resonate, California Breed and much more.
QUOTES from the interview:
Being into sports (starts 12.00)
(time 12.58): "I thought I was going to be a soccer player. I was playing everyday. My family were behind what I was doing - then I heard The Beatles..."
Was not being invited to perform with Deep Purple at the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame 'insulting' (18.46): "David (Coverdale) and I could not make a call on us playing with Mark II (if you want to call them that). I knew going into it that we would not be invited. I said to David, 'Let's just take a chill pill.'"
Time 19.30 - talks about his father
His father (time 20.24): "I know my dad was proud of me for number one for having success as a child, number two for recovering from drugs & alcohol, number three for getting a career back on track and number four for being an educated young man."
For more about GLENN HUGHES visit:
TWITTER: @glenn_hughes
RAINBOW/ALCATRAZZ singer Graham Bonnet guests on Ep. 270 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the show's only interview, singer GRAHAM BONNET discusses his new album The Book, RAINBOW, Michael Schenker, Alcatrazz, Blackthorne, The Marbles, the song Since You Been Gone and a lot more.
QUOTES from the interview:
The sound of the new album (Time 2.37): "I stuck pretty much to the direction that I took with the second album of Alcatrazz with Steve Vai. I tried to think in that kind of mode."
(time 2.56): "I was very weary of that people that do actually listen to what I've done so I have to please the people that are listening."
Why make new music? (time 3.25): "I got so fed up with going out and just doing like karaoke. I know everybody knows the songs, but it was getting a bit stale. Why not have a new band and start recording again with new songs?"
Is there a frustration at having to do some of the older material? (Time 6.16): "Oh, God yeah. You get bored with anything eventually. You lose the enthusiasm for a song. When you first record something - you want to make it special and do the best you can. The enthusiasm sort of leaves you after thirty years of singing the same bloody songs. But I see that people still enjoy those songs still and their kids... So, I have to incorporate the old stuff with the brand new stuff."
Michael Schenker Fest was it cathartic? (time 7.44): "It was a great relief getting through the first rehearsal because I thought that after all the bullshit that went down way back then when I destroyed myself onstage, started acting like a complete idiot and was fired from the band quite rightly so... To actually look at Michael and go, 'I'm actually singing this song all the way through with you.' I saw the broad smile on his face. It was like yesterday but without all the arguments."
(time 9.08): "I wouldn't mind doing an album (with Michael Schenker) - that would be great."
The Russ Ballard song 'Since You Been Gone' - has really become your song (time 14.49): "This was a really radio friendly song and we heard a version of it by a girl band called Clout. I heard it and thought, 'No, really?' It was the last thing we did... It broke the band. It made everybody listen. Now, that's become a Rainbow song. It's very recognizable. It's a great pop song that we did our own spin on."
What were his expectations coming into Rainbow (time 17.26): "I didn't know who Rainbow was. They were never on the radio like Deep Purple, so I had to go out and buy Rainbow albums."
For more about GRAHAM BONNET visit:
TWITTER: @TheGrahamBonnet



GRAHAM BONNET BAND Opens 'The Book' November 4

Friday, November 4, 2016

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Graham Bonnet Band's new album, 'The Book' on November 4.

Graham Bonnet is a rock legend. With a pedigree that includes Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri, he is one of the finest vocalists of his generation. His is a recognizable and unique voice on a number of classic hard rock albums, including Rainbow's 'Down To Earth' (1979), Michael Schenker Group's 'Assault Attack' (1982), Alcatrazz's 'No Parole For Rock 'n' Roll' (1983) and 'Disturbing The Peace' (1985), and Impellitteri's 'Stand In Line' (1988).

The recently formed Graham Bonnet Band, features Graham Bonnet on, of course, lead vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys, and Mark Zonder (known for his acclaimed work with Warlord and Fates Warning) on drums.

The new album, 'The Book' offers 11 new songs where Bonnet lays down his legendary vocals over a selection of hard rock tunes that are chock full of great hooks and melodies. 'The songs on the album are very similar to what I have done in the past with Rainbow, Alcatrazz and MSG,' says Graham. 'I think this is what people want to hear from me and won't be disappointed'.

Graham Bonnet is in fine form and the album is easily his best in decades: 11 new tracks that will blow hard rock fans away! The album also includes a bonus disc featuring re-recorded versions of some of the most well known classics he has sung in his solo career and with Rainbow, Alcatrazz, MSG and Impellitteri.

Enjoy the official EPK for the album here: or at the link below.

The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 12 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016. 'The Book' will be supported with several shows in the UK and Spain in 2016, with more dates to be added.

'The Book' tracklisting:

CD1 (new songs)
1. Into The Night
2. Welcome To My Home
3. Earth's Child (I Am Your Son)
4. Rider
5. Dead Man Walking
6. Strangest Day
7. The Dance
8. Where Were You?
9. The Book
10. Everybody Wants To Go There
11. California Air

CD2 (re-recorded classics)
1. Eyes Of The World
2. All Night Long
3. Lost In Hollywood
4. Since You Been Gone
5. Night Games
6. S.O.S.
7. Assault Attack
8. Dancer
9. Desert Song
10. Island In The Sun
11. Hiroshima Mon Amour
12. God Blessed Video
13. Will You Be Home Tonight
14. Witchwood
15. Stand In Line
16. Here Comes The Night (Down Without A Fight)

Graham Bonnet - lead vocals
Conrado Pesinato - guitars
Jimmy Waldo - keyboards
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - bass
Mark Zonder - drums

Angelo Vafeiadis - keyboards on CD2 (bonus disc)

3 November Sala Chango, Madrid, Spain
4 November Sala Totem, Pamplona, Spain
5 November Sala Capitol, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
8 November Boston Music Room, London, UK
9 November Stourbridge, River Rooms, UK
10 November Warehouse 23, Wakefield, UK
11 November Pwllheli, Hard Rock Hell, UK
12 November Manchester, Club Academy, UK
13 November Edinburgh, Bannermans, UK
15 November Doncaster, Diamonds, UK
16 November Think Tank, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
18 November Derry-Londonderry, Nerve Centre, UK
19 November Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
20 November Monroes, Galway, Eire
21 November Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Eire
22 November Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff, UK

BLACKTHORNE To Re-Issue Debut & Unreleased 2nd Album

Friday, September 2, 2016
BLACKTHORNE, The early 90's super-group formed by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG / Alcatrazz / Impellitteri), Bob Kulick (Kiss / Meat Loaf / WASP / Skull) and Jimmy Waldo (New England / Alcatrazz) will on September 2nd release the shelved follow up to their 1993 debut album "Afterlife" via Cherry Red Records UK.
This new release, titled 'Don't Kill The Thrill' features 11 unreleased Blackthorne tracks that were recorded in 1994 for a proposed second album, However following the departure of vocalist Graham Bonnet the group disbanded, (later to resurface with David Glen Eisley as Murderer's Row) and the Bonnet sessions remained unheard , until now.
Also on September 2nd, is the re-issue of Blackthorne debut 'Afterlife' (Also via Cherry Red) previously released on Music For Nations records.
Both sets feature extensive live material and liner notes with new interviews from Graham Bonnet, Bob Kulick and Jimmy Waldo.
'Don't Kill The Thrill' - Tracklisting:
Disc One:
1. Don't Kill The Thrill
2. Wild Inside
3. Skeletons In The Closet
4. Dreamin' In The Hideaway
5. Man In The Black Hat
6. Twist The Blade
7. Judgement Day
8. Insanity
9. Sanctuary
10. Paralyzed
11. Save Me
Bonus Tracks:
12. Afterlife/We Won't Be Forgotten (Live Foundations Forum 1994)
13. Hard Feelings (Live Foundations Forum 1994)
14. Cradle To The Grave (Live Foundations Forum 1994)
15. Japan Sony Music Tv Interview 1
16. Japan Sony Music Tv Interview 2
17. Japan Sony Music Tv Interview 3
18. Uk Tv Interview / We Won't Be Forgotten (Acoustic In Uk)
Disc Two: Live Recordings
1. Desert Song (Foundations Forum 1994)
2. Breaking The Chains (Foundations Forum 1994)
3. All Night Long (Foundations Forum 1994)
4. Wild Inside (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
5. Since You Been Gone (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
6. Hard Feelings (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
7. Wishing Well (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
8. Baby You're The Blood (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
9. Will You Be Home Tonight (Fresno Aug 29th 1992) 10. Breaking The Chains (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
11. We Won't Be Forgotten (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
12. All Night Long (Fresno Aug 29th 1992)
13. We Won't Be Forgotten (Acoustic - Live In Japan 1993)
All Tracks Previously Unreleased
Afterlife - Reissue Tracklisting:
1. Cradle To The Grave
2. Afterlife
3. We Won’t Be Forgotten
4. Breaking The Chains
5. Over And Over
6. Hard Feelings
7. Baby You're The Blood
8. Sex Crime
9. Love From The Ashes
10. All Night Long
Bonus Tracks
11. Afterlife (Unplugged - Sony Music Tv Japan 1993)
12. We Won't Be Forgotten (Unplugged - Sony Music Tv Japan 1993)
13. Rehearsal Reel ("Mates" Studio La Dec 16th 1993)
Produced By Bob Kulick
Tracks 11-13 Previously Unreleased

GRAHAM BONNET's 2016 Musical Onslaught

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New Graham Bonnet Studio albums , Re-Recordings, Live album, Blu-Ray, Previously unreleased material, Career spanning anthology, Biography and Re-issues planned for 2016!
After just completing a successful UK tour with his new band the Graham Bonnet Band,  Graham Bonnet has plenty planned for 2016.

Not only is the Rainbow 1980 Monsters Of Rock performance finally being released on Cd & DVD,

Soon to be released via 'Hear No Evil Records' are re-issues of Graham's solo records 'Line-Up' (1982) 'Graham Bonnet' (1977) 'No Bad Habits' (1978) 'Here Comes The Night' (1991) 'Underground' (1996) 'The Day I Went Mad' (1999) and the "lost" 1974 album 'Back Row In The Stalls' (Which will be on CD after an iTunes only release in 2014).  All discs feature unreleased demos , B-sides, and outtakes as well as extensive liner notes by renowned rock journalist Malcolm Dome.

In addition to that and also via 'Hear No Evil Records' the Alcatrazz catalog will also be given the deluxe treatment with each studio release featuring either unreleased demos, live material or in the case of 'Live Sentence' and 'Disturbing the Peace' Live DVDs from those respective time periods.

Also due this month is a 6 Disc Alcatrazz box titled "The Ultimate Fortress" - Which will include among the 3 studio albums and live set, A DVD featuring 2 live performances and the bands 3 MTV promo clips.  Also Included is a Graham Bonnet Band 6 track live recording from Japan, June 2015, titled "Escape From Alcatrazz" featured for the first time on CD.

2016 will also see the release of the long awaited Dario Mollo / Graham Bonnet Collaboration 'Elektric Zoo' , A Graham Bonnet Career Spanning 2 CD anthology (also featuring several exclusive tracks) , A Graham Bonnet Band 11 track debut studio album (which will also feature a bonus CD of 16 re-recordings from Graham's career - Including a never before released track from 1988) 
And also on the calender for 2016 is a Graham Bonnet Band live album and Blu-ray release.

If that isn't enough, there are also plans to Re-issue the 1993 Blackthorne "Afterlife" record (The band formed by Graham, Bob Kulick, and ex-Alcatrazz keyboard player Jimmy Waldo)  with a 10 track disc featuring 10 previously unheard Blackthorne compositions.

Meanwhile Graham's soon to be released biography "The Story Behind The Shades" authored by Steve Wright is nearing completion.

The Graham Bonnet Band continue their touring activities for 2016 with shows in Europe, USA and the a second UK Run before closing out 2016!



Graham Bonnet salutes Jimmy Bain in Part 3 of Documentary

All Day and All Night Long
is a documentary tour diary on Graham Bonnet (former lead Singer of Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz) and his newly assembled Graham Bonnet Band, it follows the band in the studio, at rehearsals and on their first proper tour of the U.K. A multi-part diary covering the band's experiences as the tour progresses and unfolds. The documentary tour diary is produced by Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice ( and Giles Lavery from The Graham Bonnet band

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 now available

In part 3, Graham Bonnet returns back to his place of Birth in Skegness, England for a home coming show at ‘The Skycastle’ where he last played the venue 49 years ago. While in Skegness, Bonnet visits his parent’s resting place, his former band mates and his relatives.
While on tour in Glasgow, Scotland Bonnet salutes former Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain who recently passed away,” I’d like to say something, you lost one of your fellow countrymen, Jimmy Bain and I would like to salute him, a former member of Rainbow.”
In Newcastle, during a radio interview Bonnet states,” I started in 1968 that is my age now 68. It’s been a long trip, to see musical styles change, I’ve been through every kind of era and picked up a little bit of every era and added to my music now.”

Bonnet also tells the tale of when he got fired from The Michael Schenker Group after one show for exposing his penis on stage, in Sheffield U.K. in 1982, “my penis came out of my pants, I encouraged it, it was bit like getting a turtle out of a shell  and I swung it.”
The lineup and camera crew includes Graham Bonnet,  guitarist extraordinaire Conrado Pesinato, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone and former FATES WARNING, WARLORD drummer Mark Zonder, and Manager Giles Lavery

's new album, which will be made available later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl, will also include a bonus disc of brand new recordings of classic songs from the Graham Bonnet repertoire.

For tickets on the remaining dates

UK Tour Dates

February 2016

16 - The Haunt - Brighton, UK
17 - Sin City - Swansea, UK
18 - Talking Heads - Southhampton, UK
19 - Bierkeller - Bristol, UK
20 - 02 Academy 2 - Islington London, UK

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WISHING WELL featuring GRAHAM BONNET On Debut Single 'Hippie Heart Gypsy Soul'

Wishing Well are a hard rock band hailing from Helsinki Finland. 'Hippie Heart Gypsy Soul' is the first single taken from the 'Chasing Rainbows' debut album to be released on 5th of February via Inverse Records. For the single the band joined forces with legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz) and came up with a catchy and melodic hard rock song.

'We wanted something extra to boost the album and when we wrote 'Hippie' we instantly realized that Graham would be a perfect vocalist for the song in many ways. I'm a lifelong fan of Graham myself and it's fantastic that we made it at the end of the day. Pete (vocalist Peter James Goodman) had no problem with it since he's a big fan too! I'm proud and pleased with the result and it's just amazing that at 68 he's still delivering the goods' says Anssi Korkiakoski, the song writer and guitar player of Wishing Well.

Graham Bonnet will be very busy this year since he's releasing a new album on Frontier Records and an authorized biography later on this spring, written by Steve Wright. He'll also play live in Finland in April after his Australian tour. 'The guys got in touch and after I heard the song I was immediately ready to give it a go. It's a catchy tune and perfect for my range. I like the lyrics too. We recorded my vocals in LA and the guys took care of the rest of it in Finland. I'm always ready to cooperate if it's a serious band with a good song. I wish the guys all the best.'

The band is now promoting the single and CD with plans to play live as much as they can later on this year. The band consists of Anssi Korkiakoski (guitars), Rip Radioactive (drums), Richard Becker (bass) and Peter James Goodman (vocals), all experienced musicians who have cut their teeth in many other bands before Wishing Well.

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - "My Kingdom Come" (EP Title Track)

The GRAHAM BONNET BAND Have uploaded in full, the track 'My Kingdom Come' from the bands current EP of the same name (currently available on itunes) to their Youtube channel.
The track was written by Russ Ballard and marks the first collaboration between Russ and Graham since 1990's 'Let The Wild Run Free'
The band are working on a full length album for Frontiers Records to be released 2016.
The band are also about to undertake an extensive UK Tour, Which includes a special homecoming show in Graham's place of birth Skegness.
The full UK dates are as follows (Support comes from UK metal act Evyltyde):
Sat 30th Jan - Level 3, Swindon
Wed 3rd Feb - The Suncastle, Skegness
Thu 4th Feb - The Venue - Carlisle
Fri 5th Feb - 02 ABC 2, Glasgow
Sat 6th Feb - 02 Academy 2, Newcastle
Sun 7th Feb - 02 Academy 2, Sheffield
Tue 9th Feb - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wed 10th Feb - Rebellion Bar, Manchester
Thu 11th Feb - 02 Academy 2, Liverpool
Fri 12th Feb - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Sat 13th Feb - Waterfront, Norwich
Tue 16th Feb - The Haunt, Brighton
Wed 17th Feb - Sin City, Swansea
Thu 18th Feb - Talking Heads, Southhampton
Fri 19th Feb - Bierkeller, Bristol
Sat 20th Feb - 02 Academy 2, Islington London
2016 will see the band also tour Australia/New Zealand/Sweden/Germany/USA and many yet to be announced dates!
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The Graham Bonnet Band:
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Mark Zonder - Drums 

GRAHAM BONNET Australian & NZ Tour Announced For April 2016

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The most powerful voice in rock is coming to Australia and New Zealand next April. [No, I didn't wrote that folks...]
English vocalist Graham Bonnet is synonymous with classic hard rock and heavy metal.
Best known for fronting Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz, Graham’s voice is known and cherished by many.
Having last visited our shores as part of the Countdown Rock N Roll Arena extravaganza he is ready to return with
his all-star band featuring Mark Zonder from the legendary Fates Warning.
Graham scored several top 10 hits in Australia in the 1970's with his solo releases including the Dylan classic
It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, and Warm Ride which peaked at number 1! He then joined Ritchie Blackmore’s
Rainbow, which was formed by Blackmore after he left Deep Purple. The Rainbow album Down To Earth (1979)
was a top 10 worldwide smash hit with platinum singles Since You Been Gone and All Night Long.
Following Rainbow, Graham released his second solo album featuring the hit single Night Games, and then joined
ex-Scorpion legend Michael Schenker in his band MSG for the album Assault Attack.
In the early to mid 80’s Graham formed his own band, Alcatrazz that featured an unknown Yngwie Malmsteen on
guitar. The band quickly became a supergroup in Japan, and Yngwie soon left only to be replaced by another up
and comer, Steve Vai, which propelled Vai onto David Lee Roth and future legendary status...
Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai…it seems Graham with his powerhouse vocals is the perfect match for these Guitar Gods!!
Since then Graham has kept busy in many bands, such as Impellitteri, The Party Boys, Anthem, Forcefield with
Cozy Powell, Mick Moody and Don Airey, featured as a guest on countless albums and has also recently completed
a sold out tour with a symphony orchestra throughout Eastern Europe with himself, Dan McCafferty from Nazareth
and John Lawton from Uriah Heep.
He has also just finished a Japanese tour to sell out crowds with his solo band supporting Michael Schenker's
Temple Of Rock, featuring Herman Rarebell and Francis Bucholz from Scorpions and Doogie White. Graham has
gotten up each night to perform songs from the MSG album he recorded Assault Attack.
Do Not Miss This Night Of Hard Rock Glory!
Graham will be playing all his hits from Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz and many many more.
A limited amount of VIP meet and greet tickets will be available,
these will include a private acoustic performance, something to truly remember.
Wed, April 6: Amplifier, Perth
Thurs, April 7: The Gov, Adelaide
Fri, April 8: The Prince, Melbourne
Sat, April 9: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney
Sun, April 10: The Basement, Sydney
Wed, April 13: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri, April 15: Kings Arms, Auckland NZ
Sat, April 16: Bodegas, Wellington NZ
Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 20 via
Official Event Page:
Watch the Official Tour Video:

GRAHAM BONNET Signs Onto Frontiers Records

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Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the signing of the GRAHAM BONNET BAND for the release of a brand new studio album of original songs that will be released in early 2016!
Currently making preparations for a February tour in the UK (dates below), the Graham Bonnet Band is a four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, the former singer of Rainbow, Alcatrazz, Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock, and Impellitteri.
The lineup is rounded out by guitarist extraordinaire Conrado Pesinato, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone and former Fates Warning and Warlord drummer Mark Zonder.
In the upcoming tour, the band will showcase many acclaimed songs spanning Bonnet's illustrious career, plus new compositions from the band’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album.
Bonnet says: "It has been a while since I last released a full-length album, but this band is the perfect group of musicians to do just that. We are very excited about working with the great folks at Frontiers for our first 'Graham Bonnet Band' record, we look forward to a productive and exciting 2016!"
The new album will also include a bonus disc of brand new recordings of classic songs from the Graham Bonnet repertoire. More surprises to be announced soon!


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The Graham Bonnet Band would like to announce MARK ZONDER (ex Fates Warning / Warlord) as their new drummer for all future studio and live work.

We would like to welcome Mark Zonder (ex Fates Warning / Warlord) to the band as our new drummer, as many might have noticed, Mark played on the recent Graham Bonnet Band EP 'My Kingdom Come' (Available now on itunes) and now joins the band full time for all studio and live work.

Mark (who last week made the 'Rolling Stone 100 best drummers of all time' list) says: "Looking forward to working on and recording a great new Graham Bonnet Band album and seeing you all at the shows , we have alot planned for the next 12 months ... Time to make our mark!"

The Graham Bonnet Band will be announcing full UK dates as well as other territories in the coming weeks.

The band line-up is:
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Mark Zonder - Drums

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND 'Escape From Alcatrazz' EP Delivered Online

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Graham Bonnet Band release exclusive 6 track EP  'Escape From Alcatrazz : Alive In Japan'  on official facebook page.

The Graham Bonnet Band, the new project formed by ex-Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri vocalist Graham Bonnet are releasing an exclusive downloadable 6 track EP titled 'Escape From Alcatrazz : Alive In Japan'  from their official Facebook page

The tracks will be available individually throughout the week starting the 20th July, only from the bands page, the cover art is available now.

The Graham Bonnet Band line-up is:

Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Chase Manhattan - Drums

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND Release New 2 track Single 'My Kingdom Come'

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Legendary hard rock vocalist Graham Bonnet returns to the studio with his new band, the Graham Bonnet Band.
The first music from the new group is a 2 track single titled 'My Kingdom Come' , the title track of which was written by none other than Russ Ballard (who previously collaborated with Graham on hit singles such as Rainbow's 'Since You've Been Gone' and on Graham's solo album 'Line-up' from 1981).
This Collaboration marks the first time the 2 have worked together since 1990 (Forcefield's 'Let The Wild Run Free').

The second new track titled 'The Mirror Lies' is a band composition that shows that Graham with his powerful new band have no plans to slow down any time soon.

Drums for the two new songs were performed by legendary progressive metal drummer Mark Zonder (Warlord / ex-Fates Warning).
Mark (who took time out from recording new Warlord material to guest on the sessions) commented  "I would have never thought this would happen when I first heard Graham sing with Rainbow. It is an honor and a privilege to be recording with him and his band"

Also featured are Keyboardists Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater/Alice Cooper) on the title track, and Eric Ragno (The Baby's) on 'The Mirror Lies'

The new songs were produced by band guitarist Conrado Pesinato and mixed and mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio

The full line-up of the band is:
Graham Bonnet - Vocals
Conrado Pesinato - Guitars
Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass
Chase Manhattan - Drums

The group are currently booking shows worldwide including the USA , Europe , UK and Australia, and are currently on tour in Japan with Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock.

The new songs can also be streamed at the bands Reverbnation page:

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - GRAHAM BONNET

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features an extended  interview with Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, MSG, ALCATRAZZ), and is now available for streaming at this link:

On this week's show, you can hear the second of two interviews with former Rainbow vocalists to mark the release of the new Rainbow box set, 'A Light In The Black 1975-1984', as Graham Bonnet talks in depth about his time with Rainbow, his friendship with his predecessor in the band, Ronnie James Dio, his new solo band, Bonnet, and the release of his previously unissued debut solo album, originally recorded in 1975, but never released until now, as 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

Graham also discusses his band's forthcoming Japanese tour dates with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock, and you'll hear a selection of tracks from the Rainbow box set, along with a song from 'Private I: The Archives Volume One'.

You can also listen on Tuesday 21st April 12:00-14:00 and Thursday 23rd April 07:00-09:00 on

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