In this exclusive edit Graham tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall about his current activities and band. (15:02) The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT.
Graham Bonnet starts work in September on a new album, following the release of the well-received ‘The Book’ in 2016, and with new band members Joey Taffola and Mark Benquechea. He’s also lined up for some UK gigs including Winterstorm, Troon (25 November), The Underworld, Camden (29 November) and Corporation, Sheffield (30 November) .
On Sunday 27 August Graham chats to David Randall about his career which has seen various spells fronting some of the greatest guitarists. He joined Rainbow in 1979, the Michael Schenker Group in 1982, formed Alcatrazz in 1983 (which featured Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai) and, perhaps less well-known, he has worked on albums with Slash, and Jan Akkerman (Focus).
The wide-ranging interview special features tracks from all aspects of his career, including the Top 5 hit single ‘Only One Woman’ performed with his cousin as “The Marbles” in 1968.
Says David Randall: “I’ve become more aware of Graham’s music with the spate of recent reissues and – in particular – the excellent Anthology box set which spans his career. I went to the last gig on his July UK tour and with his new band members he was very impressive. He’s got a colourful back story fronting some of the great guitarists, but also an early association with the Bee Gees which helped him gain a first foothold in the music business.”
The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT.
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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).
Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)
Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)
SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)
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