Beginning another year on a high with her triumphant sold-out show during London Blues Week at the legendary 100 Club in January, worldwide festival favourite Deborah Bonham and her powerful band, featuring players from Paul Rodgers, Black Sabbath, Steve Marriott and Rory Gallagher, have just been confirmed to accompany the legendary Free, Bad Company and The Firm vocalist Paul Rodgers on his FREE Spirit UK tour, as he revisits his phenomenal catalogue with one of music’s seminal blues-rock bands.
With enhanced versions of all of her albums being released later in 2017 through Cadiz Music – The Old Hyde featuring Jason Bonham and Mick Fleetwood, Duchess featuring Paul Rodgers and Jerry Shirley, and SPIRIT, The Complete Sessions Remastered (all 15 songs) featuring Robert Plant – Deborah will be performing many of these songs live, plus several tracks originally recorded in 1985 for her debut album For You And The Moon.
Over the last few years she has sung on stage with Paul Rodgers (Deborah’s mesmerizing performance at The Royal Albert Hall as his guest received a standing ovation at the sell-out concert), Dan McCafferty and more recently, Robert Plant stepped on stage unannounced to a delirious crowd at Deborah Bonham’s show to perform Led Zeppelin’s ‘When The Levee Breaks’ with her band and then Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ classic, ‘Shakin’ All Over’ with Deborah, delighting the crowd with their obvious shared, magical chemistry. After a rapturous opening set for Foreigner at their sold out London Palladium show, Deborah was invited back on stage for the encore to duet on I Want To Know What Love Is.
2017 sees a select series of UK dates to follow the London show and her return to Europe for further sold-out shows, where the French press call her “Princess of Rock”.
“Deborah Bonham and her band are from and for the heart, soul and feet. No one does what they do. We need them” BBC
“She’s quite possibly the most vocally impressive, entertaining and awe-inspiring performer I’ve seen.” MetalTalk
“A powerful rock band steeped in the primal intimacy of the Blues” Classic Rock
11 Mar BELGIUM Frameries (Sold Out) http://www.quefaire.be/deborah-bonham-gallows-pole-757070.shtml
17 Mar WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?eid=453059684
18 Mar SCOTLAND Kinross Green Hotel http://mundellmusic.com/live-music/deborah-bonham-backstage/
7 Apr FRANCE Le Climax Club, Riotord (43) https://www.leclercbilletterie.com/fr/manifestation/deborah-bonham-zepset-billet/idmanif/397861
8 Apr FRANCE Le cornemuse, Arleuf (58) https://www.lecornemuse.com/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=14600&mnuid=13649&tconfig=0
12 Apr UK WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre http://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/event/deborah-bonham-band/
29 Apr FRANCE Le Blues Rock, Moelan Sur Mer (29) https://www.mapado.com/moelan-sur-mer/deborah-bonham-band-live-france-le-blues-rock-au-feminin
5-28 May PAUL RODGERS Free Spirit UK Tour http://www.paulrodgers.com/paul-rodgers-announces-free-spirit-uk-tour/
2/3 June COBSTOCK West Sussex http://www.cobnor.com/node/367
2 Jul FRANCE Against the Wind Festival, Gannat (03) http://www.againsthewind.fr/deborahbonham.html
7 July CHICHESTER Priory Park Festival https://www.prioryparkfestival.co.uk/line-up/
22 Jul FRANCE Le Havre (76) Festival Mozaďque http://106db.prod.free.fr/deborahbonham.html
1 Sep FRANCE Color Blues Festival de Salindres
Fri 29 Sep SWINDON Victoria Theatre (JB Support) http://www.seetickets.com/event/deborah-bonham/the-vic/1078640
Sat 14 Oct CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre TBC
Paul Rodgers Announces the “FREE Spirit” UK Tour
It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band, led by guitarist Pete Bullick, when we played charity gigs to support Willows Animal Sanctuary and Assisted Therapy Unit, which my wife Cynthia and I plus Deborah Bonham and Pete Bullick are Patrons of, that I promised myself that someday we would tour the UK with this band. Well…that someday has come. Pete will be on guitar, Ian Rowley on bass, Rich Newman on drums and Gerard Louis “G” on keyboards. Special guest will be Deborah Bonham featured with a keyboardist. http://www.paulrodgers.com/paul-rodgers-announces-free-spirit-uk-tour/