Former Rainbow, MSG and Alkatrazz lead vocalist, Graham Bonnet, has announced his forthcoming studio album will be released on 13th May. Ahead of the album, a new single and video, ‘Imposter’, is out today (8th March).
On the album, entitled Day Out In Nowhere, Bonnet is joined by his regular bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass) and Conrado Pesinato (guitar) along with keyboardist Alessandro Bertoni and drummer Shane Gaalaas.
Bonnet: “In a similar way to the first two [GBB] albums, this new record reflects different eras of my career, but with a contemporary twist,” states Bonnet. “I’m also delighted to be playing with original band members Beth-Ami Heavenstone, who has been my constant partner on and off stage since we met in 2012, plus Conrado Pesinato, whose innate musical style elicits some of my best songwriting. They were also both involved in the album production, which helped make the whole process seamless.”
The album also features guest contributions and co-writing credits from the likes of Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie), Mike Tempesta (Powerman 5000), Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson).
One particularly significant guest is current Deep Purple keyboard player, Don Airey, who, of course, played alongside Bonnet on the classic 1979 Rainbow album, Down To Earth.
Bonnet: ” I’m very excited to be playing on an album again with Don. Aside from being my long-time friend and former bandmate, he is one of the most incredible musicians I have ever had the pleasure to play with, he’s a ‘real’ keyboard player and a classically trained pianist.“
The album follows his three recent critically-acclaimed albums: The Book in 2016 and Meanwhile, Back in the Garage in 2018, plus a 2020 reunion album with Graham Bonnet’s Alcatrazz entitled Born Innocent.
DAY OUT IN NOWHERE
2 12 Steps to Heaven
3 Brave New World feat Roy Z
4 Uncle John
5 Day Out In Nowhere
6 The Sky is Alive
7 David’s Mom
8 When We’re Asleep feat Mike Tempesta & John Tempesta
9 It’s Just a Frickin’ Song feat Don Airey
10 Jester feat Jeff Loomis, Kyle Hughes
Released by Frontiers on 13th May 2022
Michael Schenker Fest at Shepherds Bush Empire 2017
Graham Bonnet Band at Giants of Rock, Minehead 2016
Graham Bonnet Band at The Garage, Islington 2014
Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow at Birmingham Genting Arena 2017