The guitarist wearing the Helter skelter shirt is blues maestro Simon McBride. Saw him live with his own band and was excellent. He's also a member of another great live band called Snakecharmer.
It will be also nice to finally have Four On The Floor officially on CD
They have already been released on CD with Play Me out - check out the Connoisseur Collection release.
The other tracks have also been released on the RPM release of Play Me Out in 1995
So no "new" tracks as such.
Hopefully Glenn can dig out some unreleased stuff for the other reissues.
Well BCC4 is due out in September so any likely shows would be after that - and depend on Joe.
Joe only has tour dates listed until end of May this year so has the summer free at the moment and could fit shows in.
I've signed up for the cruise news updates so if I get any more info i'll let you know.
But having both Joe and BCC listed on their website seems a risk if no contracts signed.
Any official (or unofficial) news David?
This seems to be official but not announced by David yet
Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea 2018 lists Joe Bonamassa and BCC as on the lineup and a very reliable source tells me it's definitely happening.
Cruise from Miami to Jamaica February 26 to March 2nd 2018
not my review but early impression of it by Simon RobinsonQuote
Having been playing this for a few days now it will be interesting to see what everyone else makes of it. Now What did mark a bit of a change in direction and experimentation and this one feels like it was recorded in much the same spirit. Overall it's very solid musically; there are nods to Purple's past which many will pick up on, but it's often a grungier and denser sound than the last album, and were they to graft a large chunk of these tracks into the stage set this year (if!) it should make for a killer show.
In a way it is a shame they feel they can't trial tracks so much on stage now for fear of pirating, as some of the material does sound like it comes from a standing start, whereas the one cut they have done live is quickly becoming a favourite. There are a couple too many good time late night bar stories from Ian Gillan lyrically for me, in these uncertain times there are more pressing matters which might have inspired another barbed lyric or two, and certainly the backings would take a heavier approach in this department from the front man. But when he does find the muse outside the tavern it all comes together and Birds Of Prey is a good example, sounding very grown up. I think this is the one Classic Rock sort of dismissed as a Zepp knock off (in fact I was more reminded of Yes at one point, maybe CR's prog rock comments were more on the button than I realised); yes Steve gives it a real Pagey type rhythm, but takes it much further and to me CR missed the point rather; once you move on from the opening few bars it is very much a Purple track and it'll be a proper humdinger on stage, believe me.
Time For Bedlam most have now heard and it makes a strong opener. I can hear the Pictures Of Home echoes which some have mentioned, reinforced mostly by Ian's vocal melody line and Steve Morse's work, but it's hardly a distraction. I still can't make my mind up about the chanted vocal section which top and tail this but otherwise it is infused with the spirit of Purple throughout.
The Surprising is one of the longer offerings, and they range far and wide over the course of a sometimes slower more laid back track. Lovely vocals from Ian, full of emotion at times. The band sort of go for epic, me I'd have been as happy to edit out the wandering middle section and tighten it all up, but it clearly gives them a kicking off point for a live take. There are nods back to Gates Of Babylon here, and even Clannad at one point for those old enough to remember them.
Hip Boots is one which has been around for a while and whilst it may not (though give it time) be a killer track, it has grown on me a lot and you can see why they gave it second place in the running order. I love the loose rambling feel to it and Steve's playing (which is has to be said is stunning here) is absorbing, while Don likewise gives it just the right amount of Hammond. Worth the price of admission alone.
The band get dirtier on One Night In Vegas, which reminds me a little of Almost Human, one of my favourites from the SM era, and the same vibe runs through Get Me Outta Here although lyrically the latter doesn't really stir the pot enough for me.
The riff to Johnny's Band is bugging me, it'll click eventually I'm sure. Ian has covered this sort of ground before on Purpendicular and places. It's OK in a road house sort of way and Radio 2 apparently went for if big time the other week, so at least listeners there will know about the album.
Elsewhere people will love as I do Roger's thumping bass through On Top Of The World which should sound great via some decent speakers. I'm less convinced by All I Got Is You, despite the care worn vox and often caustic lyrics, while for me the cover version which they inexplicably tag onto the end of the album is a box set bonus at best. Though Ann reckons it's IG's best singing on the album, so it's already dividing opinion at DPAS towers. On first listen it just sounded like a studio warm up, and it has since been confirmed that's exactly what it is. It might have worked better sequenced earlier in the album, but I won't be rushing back.
Well, some good tracks to add to the now two decade long Steve Morse era output and I'm sure everyone who has stuck with the band thus far will find something here to enjoy in varying degrees. I should add I've been listening to fairly compressed official MP3s (with permission!) so it seems silly to try and comment on overall sound and production until I buy the CD. And buy it I will. Simon Robinson
That's interesting. Where that info is from? Any name for that project?
Glenn told me
He also told the crowd at the one of the shows as I remember it being posted somewhere.
No idea of a name for it. I would presume the surnames would be enough to grab the headlines and attention.
Album two is with Joe Satriani and Chad Smith
Yes it is true Woody - Glenn told me himself while he was over here last week.
Malcolm BRUCE (son of Jack) and Kofi BAKER (son of Ginger) unite with Will Johns (nephew of Eric and son of Zeppelin/ Stones engineer Andy) to unleash the lightning that electrified a generation — with special guest “The Voice of Rock” and DEEP PURPLE legend Glenn Hughes.
Here's my video of Heavy
Also shot live in Manchester on my phone. I had the phone in portrait mode so unfortunately not a nice wide shot. And the lights were dimmed on this one too.
Video shot by me on my crappy Nokia Windows 10 phone has come out pretty well!
If you are wondering why Pontus drum kit is way over to the right, it's because they decided to try a new stage layout. Glenn told the crowd that Pontus hits the kit so hard that the cymbals get into his mic and it affects his ear pieces sound.
The whole band agreed it worked as Pontus could see them all and the crowd too.
Overall another great show and at the end the whole crowd was chanting "Hughesy" for a couple of minutes till they came back for the encore.
also need to upload a 10 minute version of Medusa...
Was a brilliant show. Vocals as usual were impeccable and hit all the high notes with ease.
All the Resonate tracks went down a storm.
The Hammond player Jay Boe was excellent. Well up in the sound mix and taking the lead when required. Having the real thing really made the difference compared with a synth trying to sound like one.
For me the highlights were Stumble and Go, Medusa, My Town, Heavy and of course Might Just Take Your Life - the best version I can think of I've seen by Glenn due to the Hammond. Soren said they only practised it that afternoon!
Overall probably as good a show as I've seen from Glenn in a long time - certainly had more intensity than with Doug.
There's no doubt this line-up would have wiped the floor with every single band at Hard Rock Hell last year.
Roll on Manchester on Friday when I do it again!
when was it done as he says Lachy on keyboards for the tour?!
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I've been too scared to send this email, but have now finally found the balls to send it
THE TRUTH ABOUT MY CAREER, FAMILY AND THE RELEASE OF MY NEW ALBUM #LOVELIGHT
I'm not gonna lie. I'm still doing it tough at the moment with all the **** that went down last year regarding the cancelled 6 week Europe tour with Glenn. So more than just letting you guys know that the preorders are open for the new album, I wanted to ask you all a few questions and tell you bit about what’s going on here.
Firstly I gotta thank all you guys once again for being such a great support to me, my music and ultimately my family. I started recording and performing as the Lachy Doley Group in 2010 and apart from Jimmy Barnes I haven’t really done any work as a session player with anyone else since.
Playing with Jimmy Barnes has pretty much gotten me through these years. The Lachy Doley Group has only cost me money. like lots of money! And that’s not even mentioning the time I spend working on it. I mean I’ve been working my ****ing ass off, every spare second I’ve had for the last 6 years to get it to where it’s at and it’s talking it’s toll on my family, myself and my mental health. I mean I:
Write the music (time)
Perform the music (time)
Record the music (time and heaps of money)
Mix the music (time)
Master the music (time)
Then I market the album (stupid amounts of time and money)
I also pay a publicist to market the album (I can't say exactly the amount, but it’s thousands)
I send the albums off to radio, blogs and magazines around the world (stupid amounts of time and money, especially overseas radio stations, everyone wants a physical copy and postage is nuts)
This album makes 4 Studios albums and 2 Live albums plus a DVD since 2010 (WTF?)
I book all the shows , except overseas (so much time)
I promote the shows (stupid amounts of time and money)
I video a lot of the shows (so much money and setup)
I edit the videos of the shows (so much time)
I promote them on Facebook (So much time and money)
I built and update my website (Lots of time, some money for hosting)
I design all the artwork and posters (time)
I tour manager everything. Which I’m absolutely hopeless at. (time)
Public Liability Insurance (money)
My Europe tour of 2015 ended up costing me $6000 dollars. Having said that. My Europe 2016 tour broke even. So that was good
I ENGAGE WITH ALMOST EVERYONE WHO CONTACTS ME on fb, email, twitter and alike. But now I’ve got over 28,000 Facebook likes, this adds up to ten’s of hours a week just replying to people but unfortunately doesn’t do anything for my hopeless financial situation. I give out so much advice to musicians via comments and private messages it’s bordering on crazy. But I have to say I really do love this part of everything. It’s just so many hours.
On top of this I haul around a stupidly OVERSIZED HAMMOND ORGAN and WHAMMY CLAV all the around the world and then put in every single bit of energy and conviction into every performance, I feel like I’m gonna faint sometimes.
Not to mention the cost of maintenance and petrol on my van when it’s running over 15,0000 kms a year.
SO…. when you find yourself home after driving 12 hours straight from an incredible week away playing 5 awesome shows to standing ovations at Woodford Folk Festival but you simply can’t pay your mortgage and feed the family that week. It’s time to really think hard about WHETHER THIS IS ALL WORTH IT.
Sadly, There’s no work with Jim at the moment as he’s doing his book tour and the small amount he has coming up is directly when I’ve booked my new Album tour. BAD TIMING
Don’t get me wrong I know I’ve achieved so much and I know I’m a great product. In fact everyday someone comments to me about how well I’m doing or how I’m just killing it at the moment. This makes me feel good for second but because I know that it’s totally not the case it really brings me down further. I’m still flat broke, actually broker than ever. I’m seriously this close to just giving up and finding a real job. But I’ve got to see this new album and it’s tour through.
So i wanted to ask a few things:
1. If you do enjoy my music, watch my videos, learn from my videos or get something good from what I do, would you consider helping me to keep them coming by becoming a member of my VIP membership group. It’s a bit like CROWDFUNDING by a more spread out and sustainable version. All the info is here at www.lachydoley.com/vip please watch the video and see if it’s something you’d like to be apart of
2. Otherwise if you’re planning to buy a copy or preorder of the new album at some point. Would you mind doing it now as I’ll get the funds almost immediately AND it’ll help my chances of charting on the week it’s released. You can do that here www.lachydoley.com/bandcamp
3. If you’re in Australia, Please come to one or more of my shows and book early so the venues don’t freak about whether anyones coming. All the shows are listed here www.lachydoley.com/shows
4. SHARE AND TAG THE HELL out of my videos and posts
Sorry for the depressing tone of this email but it’s just where I am right now.
Thanks so much everyone and happy new year.
a bit like mine Lioness - 3 tickets for the Purple and Rainbow shows in Birmingham, plus got the likes of Aaron Keylock, King King, Dan Patlansky and Chantel McGregor lined up too for 2017. And there's also Glenn in Wolverhampton and Manchester!
I'm sad to report that Frank Cinella, a massive fan of Glenn and regular poster for years, passed away last night from a massive heart attack.
I met Frank 9 years ago at a GH show at BB Kings in New York and we instantly bonded and remained good friends and in contact ever since.
Frank was the definition of a "larger than life personality" and will be greatly missed by all who knew and met him.
I was doing 5 of the original UK shows - now i can only make 2 of the 10 new ones
Although the main reason for attending was because Glenn was going to be there, we still went along as first timers to this mini indoor festival.
I have to say that Living Colour were really poor. I'm not saying that cos i'm bitter over what happened with Glenn. Although still a great singer, they didn't seem that interested, the guitar was way too widdly shredding, Type was played as a speed metal version and ruined. Only Cult of Personality was any good. And they started 15 minutes late but finished on their allotted time, so 45 minutes rather than an hour.
Highlights of the weekend were Bernie Marsden, guitarist of the weekend by a mile and with Neil Murray as his bass player too Graham Bonnet, The Treatment, Broken Witt Rebels and Aussie band Cherry Grind.
Bonnet gave us a best of Rainbow, MSG and Alcatrazz set which obviously went down a storm.
The Treatment are a great up and coming band worth going to see but for me the big discovery were Broken Witt Rebels.
BWR's singer has such a brilliant voice, the band can all play and they've some great songs too. They are playing at Planet RockStock next month and have landed the support slots for both King King and Joanne Shaw Taylor in early 2017 so should start picking up a decent following. I bought all three EP's and Georgia Pine is the one I recommend the most. Check them out... www.brokenwittrebels.com