Monday 17 February 2014



To coincide with the worldwide release of the “Spirit’ album on March 11th, following her deal with US label Spectra Records and following a busy Summer of 2013 which saw Deborah opening for Bad Company in Illinois on their 40th Anniversary Tour, she and her band set out on their UK ‘Spirit’ Tour, commencing at Giants of Rock Festival over the weekend of 7th-10th  2014  alongside Blue Oyster Cult and Uriah Heep.

Mixed in Nashville by Mike Poole (The Mavericks, Robert Plant’s Band of Joy), the new album by this lady, another great Bonham family talent, features 12 tracks and  is co-produced with Glenn Skinner (Deborah Harry, Killing Joke).On Drums is Marco Giovino (Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, John Cale, Norah Jones) and other guests include pedal steel supremo, B.J.Cole and a very special appearance from Robert Plant.

The first single from the album, 'Take Me Down' has received great reviews both in the UK and US, with the track spending eight weeks at Number One on the Reverbnation Rock Chart and was described by MFR Radio as “Pretty much the perfect rock single”. And, although exclusively only available as a Limited Edition, Digi-Pack Pre Release cd on tour,  ‘Spirit’ shot into Radio Caroline Album Chart!

Throughout, the album also features her stunning band who backed Paul Rodgers for his only UK show of  2013 of an entire set of Free songs featuring Deborah on the stunning duet ‘Oh I Wept’ to the delight of the sold out audience.

Deborah and her band have also toured and performed with Paul as well as Robert Plant, Van Halen, Ann Peebles, Humble Pie ,Foreigner, Nazareth, Jools Holland and Stax label legend Steve Cropper

A regular festival favourite too, the band have performed at Fairport's Cropredy (twice); Cambridge Rock Festival (4 times); Donington, the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, Colne; The Great British Rock & Blues Festival (twice) and Great British Folk Festival (twice). In Europe, the band performed at The Czech Republic's first Rock festival alongside Ozzy, Korn and Nazareth, returning the following year to tour in the Czech Republic. They have also performed by invitation at the Harley-Davidson Rallies in Austria, France and Portugal and 2013 saw two very successful tours of France culminating with a magnificent performance at Le Festival Chants D’Elles at La Traverse, Cleon

Deborah’s last album, ‘Duchess’ (Rhino) - featuring 'Hold On', her self penned duet with PAUL RODGERS and also featuring JASON BONHAM - was felt by many at the time to stand as her finest work to that date. She rips through 13 original compositions backed by her forceful working band – including bassist Ian Rowley, keyboardist Gerard Louis, guitarist Peter Bullick. and legendary drummer Jerry Shirley of  Humble Pie. After Jerry’s retirement, the ‘live’ band is now joined by drummer Rich Newman (Alvin Lee, Steve Marriott, Rory Gallagher). Each song showcases Deborah’s soulful singing and her effortless, sensitive approach to a list of styles, from blues and soul to hard rock and English folk. Reviews of ‘Duchess’ have been glowing, Blues Matters! describing Deborah as “a blues mama par excellence” and Blues Revue in the USA listed her as one of the New Women of Blues. Modern Guitars magazine called ‘Duchess’ “A celebration of soul, strength and family…the album stands as her finest work to date.”

Deborah's first album 'For You And The Moon' was greatly applauded by the press and saw the single 'Sanctuary' as BBC Radio 1 Simon Bates' 'Record of the Week'. Reviewers were equally impressed with the long awaited follow up album in 2004 'The Old Hyde' produced by highly acclaimed bassist Mo Foster of Jeff Beck and Phil Collins fame  which also features JASON BONHAM on drums throughout and a special guest appearance from MICK FLEETWOOD of Fleetwood Mac. Classic Rock lead the compliments '...the album has balls...a classy set of bluesy hard rockCountry Music Round-Up simply said'...quite superb' and the influential All Music Guide judged that it was ' of the best blues-rock albums of the early 21st century... not a bummer in sight'.

Spectra Records have also now released all three of these albums, which sees the digital debut of ‘For You And The Moon’.

The Bonham family tree is firmly rooted in musical tradition. First was John Bonham, the esteemed drummer for Led Zeppelin, who was followed by his son Jason, a skilled skinsman in his own right, who performed with Zeppelin at their much hailed O2 show, for which the Grammy winning DVD 'Celebration Day' is now on release

The tradition continues forward...with Deborah Bonham

Promotional Videos
Deborah Bonham ‘FLY’ from the new album ‘SPIRIT’

Deborah Bonham ‘TAKE ME DOWN’ from the new album ‘SPIRIT’

Youtube Live Clips

'Since I've Been Loving You' Los Angeles 'Night for Bonzo'

'Be My Friend' Hammersmith Odeon with Paul Rodgers

'Rock'n'Roll' Newcastle 02 with Jason Bonham

‘Love You So’ Malta Festival

‘Pretty Thing’ Malta Festival

‘Jack Past Eight’ Malta Festival

MARCH 2014
Sat 1st: COLCHESTER Little Rabbit Barn, Ardleigh Village (acoustic trio) 01206 231397 or 07519 669474

Fri 7th WIMBORNE, Tivoli Theatre 19 W Borough  Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1LT 01202 885566  7.30pm  £13.50

Sat 8th: MAIDSTONE - Pizza Express, 32 Earl Street Maidstone Kent ME14 1PS   Doors 7pm  show 8pm  £16  08456027017 01622 683548

Fri 21st: DUMFRIES, The Venue, 29 Castle St, Dumfries DG1 1DL
01387 263623 8pm £5 (adv)/£7 (door)

Sat 22nd: KINROSS The Green Hotel 2 Muirs  Kinross, Perthshire KY13 8AS  01577 863467 Doors 8pm  Show 9pm £20
Thur 27th; SUTTON IN ASHFIELD, The Golden Diamond,
47 Stoney St, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4GH 01623 456617 £8 (adv) £10 (door)

Fri 28th DARLINGTON, R&B CLUB The Forum Music Centre Borough Rd Darlington  Co Durham DL1   01325-363135  £12 7.30pm

Sat 29th: BLAKENEY, The Harbour Rooms, 139 -141 High Street Blakeney Holt Norfolk NR25 7NU 01263 741666 and 01263 740783

Thurs. 10th: LONDON, Half Moon (Putney) 93, Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1EU 8pm 020 8780 9383 Tickets tbc

Tues 15th: MILTON KEYNES, The Stables, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK17 8LU  01908 280800

Thurs 17th: LEICESTER, THE MUSICIAN 42 Crafton St W  Leicester, LE1 2DE 0116 251 0080

Fri 18th: NANTWICH Jazz & Blues Fest, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 5AS  01270 625283  doors Hotel Ballroom  7.45pm  £11.50

Fri 25th: STOURBRIDGE Moochers 11 New Road Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 1PH 01384 394794 £10 adv door Time tbc

Sat 26th:  RIPLEY (N.YORKS) – Ripley Live, Ripley Town Hall Ripley Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 3AX   01423 860340 7.30pm £8 (members)/ £10 (guests/non-members)  

Fri 20th: BUILTH WELLS –Sonic Rock Solstice Festival, Penmaenau Farm, Bullith :Wells LD2 3RD


Sun 31st: WEYFEST , Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL

Thurs 2nd: BELGIUM, VEVRIERS, Spirit of ‘66
Fri 17th LOWDHAM (NOTTS), VILLAGE HALL 37 Ridge Hill,Lowdham, NottsNG14 7EL Box Office 0115 9663596 

Fri 7th ULVERSTON,Sports Club, Priory Road, Ulverston LA12 9HT. 01229 582258£10    Sat 8th:  DEVIZES Long Street Blues Club Wilsford House, 30 Long Street, Devizes Wilts, SN10 1NW  01380 725614

Fri 14th:  HULLBRIDGE (ESSEX) Touchline, Hullbridge Sports Club 8pm

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