D e b o r a h B o n h a m
Sister of the late John Bonham of Led Zeppelin
One of the finest blues, rock and soul singers the UK has produced.
P e t e r B u l l i c k
The Belfast born guitarist lauded by the press for his passionate and exceptional playing.
Get ready for a brilliant new album by
Early 2021 on Quarto Valley Records.
Over the course of an impressive career, Deborah Bonham has established herself as one of the finest blues, rock and soul singers the UK has produced. A string of critically acclaimed original album releases, captivating standing ovation concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium and on the 2018 USA Stars Align Tour with Paul Rodgers and Jeff Beck have continually followed her while also garnering rave reviews. “Strong voiced, personable and quite the rock & roll singer. This woman, Deborah Bonham (the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer) earned a standing ovation at the end of her set, clearly a welcome addition to the tour.” (Stars Align Tour, Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck, Ann Wilson, Deborah Bonham, , New Jersey) – Elmore Magazine
Belfast born guitarist Peter , lauded by the press for his passionate and exceptional playing, paid his dues playing clubs and across the UK and Europe for many years. The constant touring allowed Peter to develop his own style while holding dear guitarist Rory Gallagher and others who were a big influence on his playing. Of all the guitarists that influenced Peter it was Paul with whom he connected with the most. Years later Pete’s playing would not go unnoticed by none other than Paul Rodgers who selected Pete and the rest of Deborah’s band to back him on his Free Spirit tour of the UK in 2017 and the above mentioned 2018 USA Stars Align Tour. “Guitarist Peter constantly showed why Paul Rodgers touted him as a replacement for should Free ever reform. His bluesy but always economic fills and solos lit up the stage.” – Tight But Loose
Deborah and Peter along with their band and special guests have recorded a new blues/rock inspired album named BONHAM . The Bonham album is a departure for Deborah and Peter as the album is a song book of interpretations of some great and obscure songs spanning 7 decades. The Bonham album takes you on a journey with songs from O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Ann Peebles, Bernard Fowler, Mark and others. Deborah and Peter throughout the recording process of the album have shown a deep respect for the original songs while reaching deep into their hearts and souls to make each song an exciting new adventure for the listener. The Bonham album is scheduled to be released in early 2021 on the California based label Quarto Valley Records.
Deborah, Peter and the band hope to be out on the road soon promoting the new Bonham album. If you have seen Deborah and Peter perform, you know what all the talk is about. If you have not, be on the lookout for BONHAM in 2021, you’ll be blown away. “Deborah Bonham -The best female vocalist and tightest band we should have been hearing for the last 20 years —An arena- worthy show in a (New York) club!” Carol Miller Q104.3 – Get the Led Out.
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