"Having performed and recorded with Deborah I am touched by her sweet nature and her warm and wicked singing and writing talent." PAUL RODGERS
21 Jun 2008 Blues On The Farm Festival, Chichester 01243 773828
4 Jul 2008 The Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes 01908 280800
5 Jul 2008 Gosport Waterfront Festival, Gosport, Hamps
12 Jul 2008 Marlboro Club, Ilfracombe, North Devon 01271 863001
19 Jul 2008 Rockin Beer Fest, Cambridge 0845 299 0845
11 Oct 2008 Lowdham Hall, Nottingham
22 Oct 2008 The Cellars, Eastney, Hamps
24 Oct 2008 Stables, Inn at Lathones, St Andrews, Scotland
25 Oct 2008 Stables, Inn at Lathones, St Andrews, Scotland
Dave Ling, Editor for Classic Rock magazine, website diary:
Wednesday 28th May
Apart from an extremely drunken afternoon at the Canterbury Fayre festival, and an appearance with Van Hagar at an after-show knees-up in London, I’d never actually seen Deborah Bonham onstage before. So I came away from last night’s album showcase at the 100 Club full of respect and admiration. Bonham – okay, let’s get this out of the way… she’s John’s sister and Jason’s aunt, but a gifted singer in her own right – has crafted a highly enjoyable new album called ‘Duchess’ (Rhino Records, June 24) that even features a guest appearance from Paul Rodgers on ‘Hold On’. Backed by a band that included legendary sticksman Jerry Shirley (making what was rumoured to be the ex-Humble Pie/Fastway man’s last ever appearance behind a drum kit), Debbie displayed a set of strong blues-rock pipes whilst previewing a broad cross-section of the record’s songs, including ‘Love You So’, ‘Grace’, ‘Jack Past Eight’, ‘Pretty Thing’, ‘Waiting So Long’, ‘Love Lies’, ‘Duchess’, ‘(If You) Had A Little Love’ and ‘Hole In My Heart’. There’s an interesting story behind the latter, which was brought to the band in semi-written state by Jerry Shirley, who’d messed around with it many moons ago with the late, great Steve Marriott. But the set proper finished in emotional style with ‘The Old Hyde’, a wistful, plaintive song that Bonham based on the farm in which her family used to live, and how she’s looking forward to seeing her relatives again. On paper it probably sounds cheesy, or quite possibly morbid, but Deborah sang it so beautifully I couldn’t give a damn.
Thank you for your lovely messages:
1 Jun 2008 22:06
What a fantastic night at the 100 Club - full of laughter and tears and generally loads of emotions - it was an honour to be there and see you looking (and sounding !) so damned good !!! Hope Duchess is a HUGE success for you - (I love Love You So )you deserve it.
We had a ball !! Must e mail photos to you...
Lorraine & Michael XXX
joanne 1 Jun 2008 23:29
sorry i missed your show but got told a lot from another on line friend wanted to go to the 100 club as well photos look great from the event please please come to liverpool or near by please write back love Joanne xx
Wellersmate 28 May 2008 14:44
WOW! What a great show last night at The 100 Club! Great to meet you Pete and sorry I didn't get a chance to say Hi to Debbie, she did look rather busy though!
New Moon Rainbow 29 May 2008 17:56
Thanks to all these good peeple who've been to your recent gigs and share thier great vibes with you (and with us, miserables, from outside UK )
Love and Light
David 29 May 2008 20:03
Great show on Tuesday, Deborah! Great to hear the new material again (well you did play a lot of it and the album at Riffs in November!), and see you and the band.
I also promise I won't tell anyone you didn't go back to the changing rooms to then have to come back on for the encore!! A great night and all the best on 24 June with the new album - I'll be queueing up from midnight on the 23rd at HMV in Swindon! All the best, Dave x
Valerie 29 May 2008 20:09
Hi Deborah. It was great seeing you on Sunday night at the Riga Bar and to meet you. You were so amazing; you blew me away. Thank you so much for the invite on Tuesday night. Graham and I had a lovely time at the 100 Club. Again, an amazing gig. Can't wait until the album comes out and we are really looking forward to seeing you again.
Love Valerie & Graham xx
Kelvin 29 May 2008 11:00
What a brilliant night, the time just flew by. Love to you all. (& Thank Pete for showing us his teddy bear!!).
Kelvin, Royce & Caroline
Lightnin’ Jim & Tilly 28 May 2008 16:42
Thanks for the ad.....looking forward to seeing you down here in Devon
Kelbo 28 May 2008 18:55
You are one top Lady, thank you for a top show last night. Good to see you again to and finally meet Pete too. Duchess is a wonderful album and I can't wait to play it loud in my Mini this summer.
Just uploading the pictures now check them out in a bit xxx
Greg Bravo and Steam 28 May 2008 19:01
Hey thanks being a friend, Deb, and keep in touch! Love your music and voice! -- Greg
Steve 28 May 2008 22:56
Deborah - thanks so much to you and the band for a fantastic gig at the 100 Club last night! What an amazing atmosphere - such a sense of musical history about the place. Dave, Cliff & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be telling everyone at Riffs all about it.
Great to see Pete looking so fit after his op - showing off his scars proudly! 'Duchess' so deserves to be a number one and I look forward to being one of the first to get a copy! Hope to see you again very soon - all the best, Steve
Lynnie 28 May 2008 0:05
OMG what an awesome evening
you blew me away,how wonderful was that,i am so glad that Pete had recovered cos he was brilliant,and i'm glad i didn't show him my scar LOL,even though he showed me his !!!!
It was so definately worth every minute of the wait and what an album,AMAZING. BEAUTIFUL. It was just great.
And then to top it all for you to actually mention me,little ol me,well i cannot thank you enough,i cried my eyes out.I know how special that song is to you.
I am honoured.
Sorry i didn't get to say goodnight but i knew you had many friends waiting and i was exhausted.But thank you for giving me such a lift and also thank you both for your endless support.
All my love
Mark,& Kelly XX
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