The former Alcatrazz moniker is synonymous with the talent, skill and mastery of rock’s elite players, including former members Steve Vai, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Jan Uvena, Jimmy Waldo, Gary Shea and a host of others. That title also includes vocalist, songwriter and frontman Graham Bonnet.
Long time fans will also remember Bonnet‘s years with Rainbow, and those who don’t know his name will at the very least, know the song “Since You’ve Been Gone” word for word. Never-the-less, Bonnet is back with the Graham Bonnet Band, and it’s sounding a lot like what we’ve all come to know and love from Bonnet.
In November 2016, the Graham Bonnet Band released the new line-up’s debut disc titled “The Book,” and accompanied it with a 360 degree video – and were just about first to the rock market for that technology. The excitement tore through the metal scene as new members surrounding Bonnet sure had that Bonnet signature sound. Now, to start the new year, Bonnet has released a new video for a track off “The Book” titled – “Rider.” Have a look:
In the video, you will see the line-up that’s been touring the globe and making new fans along the way. The seductively talented Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass guitar, South American guitar sensation Conrado Pesinato on lead guitar, fellow faithful Bonnet bandmate and ex-Alcatrazz keyboardist Jimmy Waldo, and drummer extraordinaire Mark Zonder, formerly of Fates Warning, among other amazing bands.
In regards to the latest CD, Bonnnet stated, “The songs on the album are very similar to what I have done in the past. I think this is what people want to hear from me and they won’t be disappointed.”
To get the album, and follow Bonnet, see tour dates and get news updates, visit the band’s official website here: http://grahambonnetband.com/
Forthcoming 2017 tour dates include:
6th: Ayers Event Center, Corpus Christi.
7th: Cadillac Bar, San Antonio.
8th: Trees (Elm St), Dallas.
20th: Malones, Santa Ana CA.
28th: Rockbar Theater, Reno
5th: Riffelhof Burgrieden, GERMANY **Graham Bonnet Solo as special guest to Sainted Sinners**
8th: Circus, Helsinki, FINLAND
9th: Klubi, Tampere, FINLAND
10th: House Of Rock, Kouvola, FINLAND
11th: Rock The Night, Riom, FRANCE
12th: Pacific Rock, Cergy (Paris), FRANCE
19th: Ventura Theater, Ventura CA. USA **As Support to Uli Jon Roth**
3rd: Token Lounge, Detroit MI, USA
4th: Arcada Theater, Charles IL. USA **As Support to Uli Jon Roth**
13th: Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka, JAPAN
14th: Club Quattro, Nagoya, JAPAN
16th: Tsutaya O-East, Tokyo, JAPAN
Here’s that 360 degree video: