|Born||23 December 1947|
Skegness, Lincolnshire, England
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, harmonica|
|Associated acts||The Marbles, Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, Impellitteri, Blackthorne, Anthem|
Graham Bonnet (born 23 December 1947) is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri.Bonnet's style is described as being a cross between Don Johnson in Miami Vice and James Dean. He is also known for his powerful singing voice but is capable of also singing soft melodies. His singing has been noted as 'very loud' by both his contemporaries and himself, and he claims to be a self-taught singer with 'no discipline for lessons'.
Bonnet was born in Skegness, England in 1947.He had his first hit single with duo the Marbles in 1968, with the single "Only One Woman" (Polydor 56 272), which reached Number 5 in the UK Singles Chart. This and its follow-up, “The Walls Fell Down,” were both written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees who had recorded in Australia with Bonnet's bandmate from the Marbles, Trevor Gordon.
Bonnet then quit to do advert jingles. He appeared in the 1974 British comedy film, Three for All as lead singer of 'Billy Beethoven', a fictional band, along with several notable UK comedy personalities and his then partner Adrienne Posta, although his character's lines were limited to only two words.
In 1977, he released an eponymous album, which was certified gold in Australia. The single, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", a cover version of the Bob Dylan song, also reached Number 3 in Australia in November 1977,and the following year the single "Warm Ride", written by the Bee Gees, a leftover from the Saturday Night Fever sessions, reached number two there in August.
In 1979, Bonnet was approached to join UK glam rock band Sweet to replace Brian Connolly. However, he was chosen by Ritchie Blackmore to replace Ronnie James Dio as the vocalist of hard rock band Rainbow. This was something of a musical departure for Bonnet, who had previously identified himself more as an R&B singer. Bonnet would later credit his time in Rainbow and his collaboration with Blackmore, in particular, as fundamentally changing his musical outlook to a more hard rock focus. He sang on the Down to Earth LP, which would become his most successful album. It spawned two hit singles in 1979 and 1980: "Since You Been Gone" and "All Night Long".During Bonnet's time in the band, Rainbow also headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park, Castle Donington.
Bonnet's time with Rainbow was short and he left to resume his solo career, releasing the Line-Up album in 1981, handled by producer John Eden. Following on from his time in Rainbow, the album had a markedly more rock-based sound than his previous solo recordings, whilst retaining some of his former R&B influences. For the recording of Line Up Bonnet enlisted several well-known rock musicians including Whitesnake guitarist Mick Moody, Whitesnake and Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell, Deep Purple and Whitesnake keyboard player Jon Lord, and Status Quo guitarists Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt. The album reached No. 62 in the UK Albums Chart.The album's lead single, "Night Games", reached No. 6 in the UK Singles Chart, with the follow-up single, "Liar", reaching No. 51. Around this time Bonnet sang on an advertisement for Levi's jeans (the song was entitled "These Eyes"), although his version has never been released.
Tempted by an offer from ex-UFO guitarist Michael Schenker, Bonnet continued his progression to a heavier musical style and joined the Michael Schenker Group (MSG) for the Assault Attack album.However, he was fired from the group after a single concert, at Sheffield Polytechnic (now called Sheffield Hallam University), when he drunkenly exposed himself on stage.
Upon leaving MSG, Bonnet decided to form his own band, drawing inspiration from his days in Rainbow. In 1983, he co-founded Alcatrazz, with Gary Shea (bass), and Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) of the band New England, former Alice Cooper drummer Jan Uvena, and Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen.The band's debut album, No Parole from Rock N' Roll , featured a distinctly heavy metal sound, with Bonnet describing the material as the heaviest that he had recorded to date. The band enjoyed moderate success in the United States, and major success in Japan.
The band released three studio albums (No Parole from Rock N' Roll, Disturbing the Peace , with guitarist Steve Vai replacing Malmsteen, and Dangerous Games with Danny Johnson on guitar). Alcatrazz also released a live album, Live Sentence , with material from Yngwie Malmsteen's period in the band. For the Dangerous Games LP, Alcatrazz recorded a remake of Bonnet's hit song "Only One Woman" from his first band The Marbles. In 1987, Alcatrazz appeared on the second series of the BBC TV programme Rock School, with Bonnet providing singing tips. The programme also included clips of Alcatrazz in rehearsal. Later that year, Alcatrazz disbanded, and Bonnet returned to his solo career. In 2009, Bonnet reformed Alcatrazz with three new musicians. Bonnet did not consult with his former bandmates Uvena and Waldo about re-forming the original line-up, and in response they also re-grouped as a separate version of Alcatrazz. Both bands have maintained official pages on MySpace.com.
Bonnet later reformed his version of the band as Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet with guitarist Howie Simon (Jeff Scott Soto Band, Talisman), drummer Glen Sobel (Impellitteri, Beautiful Creatures, Tony MacAlpine), and bassist Tim Luce and toured Japan in May and June 2007—sharing the headline with another ex-Rainbow vocalist, Joe Lynn Turner. Howie Simon revealed in a 2010 interview that it was his suggestion to bring back the Alcatrazz name.They also headlined the BerkRock festival in Berkovitsa, Bulgaria in July 2008 and have played various West Coast US dates including support slots for Y&T. Alcatrazz continued to perform live occasionally until 2014.
In March 2017, three-fifths of the original lineup (Bonnet, Waldo and Shea) reunited for three shows in Japan, which also included Conrado Pesinato and Mark Benquechea on guitar and drums respectively. The performances were recorded for the live album/DVD Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017, which was released on 7 December 2018.
In February 2019, Bonnet confirmed that he had once again resurrected Alcatrazz, with a new lineup featuring himself, Waldo, Benquechea, Beth-Ami Heavenstone, as well as new guitarist Joe Stump.Heavenstone thus briefly became Alcatrazz's first female member, having played bass in The Graham Bonnet Band, where she was Waldo's bandmate. This lineup planned to record a new album together, which will also include contributions from Chris Impellitteri, Bob Kulick, Dario Mollo and former Alcatrazz guitarist Steve Vai. Shea returned to Alcatrazz in January 2020 to replace Heavenstone.
Bonnet's post-Alcatrazz projects have all been short-lived and included Blackthorne (working with ex-Balance guitarist Bob Kulick, brother of Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick), backing vocals for the Danish heavy metal band Pretty Maids' Future World and numerous session work for Forcefield, appearing on To Oz and Back and Let The Wild Run Free. In 1988, Bonnet joined Impellitteri, for their album Stand in Line .
An appearance on Eddie Hardin and Pete York's musical adaptation of Wind in The Willows, performed live in Germany in 1991, saw Bonnet sing on around six of the songs alongside fellow musicians Jon Lord, Don Airey and Ray Fenwick amongst others. Fenwick and Airey also featured heavily on Bonnet's 1991 solo album Here Comes The Night which includes several covers as well as songs credited to his then wife Jo Eime, and another remake of the Marbles' "Only One Woman".
In 1997, he released Underground , a new solo album, which helped re-establish him with his fan base in Japan. 1999's The Day I Went Mad featured guitarist Slash, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, Bruce Kulick plus guitarist, Mario Parga.
Bonnet contributed lead vocals to the Japanese heavy metal band Anthem's 2000 release Heavy Metal Anthem , which had reworks of classic Anthem tracks. Bonnet rejoined Impellitteri in 2000 for their System X album. Meanwhile, his 1999 Japanese solo album got a UK release in September 2001.
At the back end of 2001, Bonnet went on a solo UK tour. His band included keyboard player Don Airey, bassist Chris Childs and drummer Harry James of Thunder and guitarist Dario Mollo.
In early 2004, Bonnet joined Italian guitarist Dario Mollo's new project Elektric Zoo, touring Europe during April. Maintaining the Italian connection, the singer also participated in Matteo Filippini's project, Moonstone, featuring on the track "Not Dead Yet".
In 2006, Bonnet contributed vocals to the Welcome to America album by Taz Taylor Band. The band toured the UK in 2007 and Europe in 2008.
He also appeared in the Countdown Spectacular concert series in Australia between August and September 2007. He sang two songs, "Warm Ride" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".
A press release dated 6 November 2008 reported that Bonnet would be contributing vocals for a highlights CD with the metal opera project, Lyraka.The album Lyraka Volume 1 was released on 2 November 2010. It was announced on 17 November 2010, that Bonnet would also be featured on Lyraka Volume 2.
Bonnet currently resides in Los Angeles, California, from where he continues to record and tour extensively. Bonnet toured the UK with Rainbow tribute band Catch the Rainbow starting in March 2014.
He collaborated in the Stardust Reverie Project, a supergroup featuring Zak Stevens and Lynn Meredith among others. Their first album Ancient Rites of the Moon was released in April 2014. He contributed on vocals in one track of the second Stardust Reverie album Proclamation of Shadows, which came out in March 2015.
In 2015, Bonnet formed The Graham Bonnet Band, and toured the UK and Europe, playing songs from throughout his career including Alcatrazz and Rainbow. The band released a two-song E.P. titled My Kingdom Come, (the song "My Kingdom Come", written by Russ Ballard) and announced work on a new studio album to be recorded featuring new compositions and a bonus disc consisting of re-recordings of a number of songs from Bonnet's career. The final line-up of The Graham Bonnet Band was: Graham Bonnet, vocals; Conrad Pesinato, guitars; Beth-Ami Heavenstone, bass; Mark Zonder (Ex-Fates Warning), drums. The band resumed touring towards the end of 2016.
On 4 November 2016, The Graham Bonnet Band released their debut album, The Book. Reviews were positive, with the Real Gone website calling the album "surprisingly good" and also stating that some of the tracks "exceeded expectations by some distance".Heavenstone later joined Bonnet in a refounded Alcatrazz (see above).
In 2016, Bonnet joined Michael Schenker and fellow former MSG singers Gary Barden and Robin McAuley in Michael Schenker Fest, initially for a tour of Japan. This resulted in a CD/DVD Live - Tokyo International Forum Hall. Later tours of Europe and Japan followed. In 2017, with the addition of Temple of Rock singer Doogie White (another former Rainbow vocalist), Michael Schenker Fest recorded the album Resurrection featuring vocal contributions from all 4 singers. This line-up toured the US and Europe in 2018.
Bonnet was extensively interviewed for 2 books by author Greg Prato: 2016's The Other Side of Rainbowand 2017's Shredders!: The Oral History Of Speed Guitar (And More).
|1970||1968–69||The Marbles||Polydor||184365||The Marbles||Studio|
|1975||1974||(Soundtrack)||DJM||DJLPS 448||Three for All (four tracks By Billy Beethoven)||Studio|
|1977||1977||Graham Bonnet||Ring O'Records|
|Graham Bonnet (AUS #7)||Studio|
|1978||1978||Mercury||6304,503||No Bad Habits (AUS #6)||Studio|
|1979||1979||Rainbow||Polydor||POLD 5023||Down to Earth (UK #6, BPI: Gold)||Studio|
|1981||1981||Graham Bonnet||Vertigo||6302,151||Line-Up (UK #62)||Studio|
|1982||1982||Michael Schenker Group||Chrysalis||CHR 1393||Assault Attack (UK #19)||Studio|
|1983||1983||Alcatrazz||Rocshire||PL83263||No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll (US #128)||Studio|
|1984||1984||Polydor||Live Sentence (US #145)||Live|
|1985||1985||Capitol||1C0642402991||Disturbing the Peace (US #133)||Studio|
|1988||1988||Impellitteri||Relativity Records||Stand in Line||Studio|
|1989||1989||Forcefield||President||PCOM 1100||Forcefield III: To Oz and Back||Studio|
|1990||1990||President||PCOM 1110||Forcefield IV: Let the Wild Run Free||Studio|
|1991||1991||Graham Bonnet||President||PCOM 1114||Here Comes the Night||Studio|
|1993||1993||Blackthorne||CMC International||CMC 6403||Afterlife||Studio|
|1999||1999||Graham Bonnet||Escape Music||ESM070||The Day I Went Mad||Studio|
|2000||2000||Anthem||JVC||VICP-60992||Heavy Metal Anthem||Studio|
|2006||2006||Taz Taylor Band||Escape Music||ESM137||Welcome to America!||Studio|
|2010||1983||Alcatrazz||Deadline Music||CLP 8744-2||Live '83||Live|
|1984||Ward Records||VQCD 10169||No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll Tour Live in Japan 1984.1.28 audio tracks||Live|
|1984||VQCD 10170||Disturbing the Peace Tour Live in Japan 1984.10.10 audio tracks||Live|
|2015||1975||Graham Bonnet||Graham Bonnet||Private-I – The Archives Vol. 1 (Recorded 1975) (Digital Download only)||Studio|
|1979||Rainbow||Purple Pyramid||Down to Earth Tour 1979||Live|
|2015||Graham Bonnet Band||Graham Bonnet Music||Escape from Alcatrazz : Alive in Japan (Digital Download only)||Live|
|2016||1994||Blackthorne||Cherry Red Records||HNECD073D||Blackthorne II – Don't Kill the Thrill (Deluxe Edition)||Studio|
|1980||Rainbow||Edel||Monsters of Rock – Live at Donington 1980 (CD & DVD)||Live|
|1975||Graham Bonnet||Cherry Red Records||Back Row in the Stalls (Private-I Expanded Edition, CD Release)||Studio|
|2016||Graham Bonnet Band||Frontiers Music S.R.L.||FRCD 759||The Book (2-CD Set)||Studio|
|2017||2017||Ezoo||earMusic||Feeding the Beast||Studio|
|2016||Graham Bonnet Band||Frontiers Music S.R.L.||Frontiers Rock Festival 2016 – Live... Here Comes the Night (DVD & CD)||Live|
|2016||Michael Schenker Fest||in-akustik||Live - Tokyo International Forum Hall A (Track 9, 10, 11 and 18)||Live|
|2018||2018||Michael Schenker Fest||Nuclear Blast||Resurrection (Track 2, 4, 6 & 12)||Studio|
|1987, 89, 92||Graham Bonnet||Cherry Red Records||Reel To Real: The Archives 1987-1992 (3-CD Box)||Studio|
|2018||Graham Bonnet Band||Frontiers Music S.R.L.||Meanwhile.Back In The Garage (2-CD Set)||Studio|
|2017||Alcatrazz||Parole Denied - Tokyo 2017||Live|
|2019||2017||Graham Bonnet Band||Live in Tokyo 2017 (CD & DVD)||Live|
|2019||Michael Schenker Fest||Nuclear Blast||Revelation (Track 1, 4, 5, 11 & 12)||Studio|
|2020||2020||Alcatrazz||Silver Lining Music||Born Innocent||Studio|
|2000||Anthem||Ward Records||Explosive!!: Studio Jam||Studio|
|1979||Graham Bonnet||Mercury||6304,509||Can't Complain (mixture of tracks from previous two albums)|
|1980||Graham Bonnet||Mercury||6321,108||Rock Legends: Graham Bonnet|
|1990||Graham Bonnet||Polygram||840 974-2||The Rock Singer's Anthology|
|1994||The Marbles||Polydor||523 866-2||Marble-ized|
|7/1997||Rainbow||Polydor||The Very Best of Rainbow|
|23 Jun 1998||Alcatrazz||Renaissance||The Best of Alcatrazz|
|8 Oct 2002||Impellitteri||Seoul Records||The Very Best of Impellitteri: Faster Than the Speed of Light|
|2003||The Marbles||Repertoire||REPUK 1014||The Marbles|
|23 Sep 2008||Michael Schenker Group||EMI||5099923475021||The Best of the Michael Schenker Group 1980–1984|
|2015||Rainbow||Polydor||A Light in the Black|
|2016||Alcatrazz||Store For Music||The Ultimate Fortress Rock Set (Box)|
|Graham Bonnet||Cherry Red Records||HNECD068D||Graham Bonnet / No Bad Habits (2CD Expanded Deluxe Edition)|
|2017||Graham Bonnet||HNEBOX071||Anthology 1968-2017 (2CD/1DVD Boxset)|
|Flying Not Falling 1991-1999 (3-CD Box)|
|Alcatrazz||Breaking the Heart of the City: The Best of Alcatrazz (3CD-Boxset)|
|2018||The Official Bootleg Boxset 1983-1986: Live, Demo, Rehearsals (6CD-Boxset)|
|1968||The Marbles||Polydor||56272||"Only One Woman" / "By the Light of a Burning Candle" (UK #5)||The Marbles|
|1969||56310||"The Walls Fell Down" / "Love You"|
|56378||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" / "I Can't See Nobody"|
|1972||Graham Bonnet||RCA||RCA 2230||"Whisper in the Night" / "Rare Specimen"||Back Row in the Stalls (Released 2016)|
|15 Jun 1973||RCA 2380||"Trying to Say Goodbye" / "Castles in the Air"|
|16 Nov 1973||Adrienne Posta||DJM||DJS 286||"Dog Song" / "Express Yourself"|
|4 Oct 1974||Graham Bonnet||DJS 328||"Back Row in the Stalls" / "Ghost Writer in My Eye"|
|9 May 1975||Billy Beethoven||DJS 377||"Dreams (Out in the Forest)" / "We're Free"||Three for All / Back Row in the Stalls (Released 2016)|
|27 May 1977||Graham Bonnet||Ring O'Records||2017,105||"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" / "Heroes on My Picture Wall" (AUS #3)||Graham Bonnet|
|12 Aug 1977||2017,106||"Danny" / "Rock Island Line" (AUS #79)|
|11/1977||2017,110||"Goodnight and Goodmorning" / "Wino Song"|
|03/1978||POSP 002DJ||"Warm Ride" (Short Version) / "Warm Ride" (Long Version) (AUS #2)||Non-album tracks|
|03/1978||2017,114||"Warm Ride" (Short Version) / "10/12 Observation"|
|1979||Rainbow||Polydor||POSP 70||"Since You Been Gone" / "Bad Girl" (UK #6, BPI: Silver)||Down to Earth|
|03/1980||POSP 104||"All Night Long" / "Weiss Heim" (UK #5, BPI: Silver)|
|1981||Graham Bonnet||Vertigo||VER 1||"Night Games" / "Out on the Water" (UK #6)||Line-Up|
|VER 2||"Liar" / "Bad Days Are Gone" (UK #51)|
|VER 4||"That's the Way That It Is" / "Don't Tell Me to Go"|
|27 Aug 1982||Michael Schenker Group||Chrysalis||CHS 2636||"Dancer" / "Girl from Uptown"||Assault Attack|
|1983||Alcatrazz||Rocshire Records||XR95047||"Island in the Sun"||No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll|
|1985||Alcatrazz||Capitol||CL 366||"God Blessed Video" / "Wire and Wood"||Disturbing the Peace|
|2015||Graham Bonnet Band||Graham Bonnet Music||"My Kingdom Come"||Anthology 1968-2017|
|1969||The Marbles||Germany||Polydor||59,311||"I Can't See Nobody" / "Little Boy"||The Marbles|
|2058,010||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" / "Daytime"|
|USA||Cotillion||45-44046||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" / "Little Laughing Girl"|
|Portugal||Polydor||56378||"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" / "A House Is Not a Home"|
|1977||Graham Bonnet||Australia||Mercury||6001,109||"Danny" / "Wino Song"||Graham Bonnet|
|6001,111||"Rock Island Line" / "Soul Seeker"|
|1978||Australia||Mercury||6001,115||"Only You Can Lift Me" / "Such a Shame"||No Bad Habits|
|Germany||6001,117||"Can't Complain" / "High School Angel"|
|2000||Anthem||Japan||Victor||VICP-60979||”Gypsy Ways (Win, Lose Or Draw)" / "Show Must Go On" / "Love In Vain"||Heavy Metal Anthem|
|1976||(Various Artists)||RCA||RS 1088||Paul Gallico's the Snow Goose||Vocals on "Walking by the Sea"|
|1983||The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Friends||RCA||RCALP 8001||Arrested: The Music of the Police||Vocals on "Truth Hits Everybody"|
|1985||Eddie Hardin and Zak Starkey||President||PTLS 1078||Eddie Hardin and Zak Starkey's|
Musical Version of Wind in the Willows
|1987||Pretty Maids||CBS||4502811||Future World|
|1992||Eddie Hardin||INAK||INAK 9010||Wind in the Willows – A Rock Concert|
|2005||Iain Ashley Hersey||Lion Music||LMC 157||The Holy Grail||Vocals on "Going Down", "Walking the Talk" and "The Holy Grail"|
|27 Mar 2006||Michael Schenker Group||Armageddon Music||Tales of Rock'n'Roll||Vocals on "Rock 'n' Roll"|
|2006||Moonstone Project||Majestic Rock Records||MAJCD-080 (UK)|
|Time to Take a Stand||Vocals on "Not Dead Yet"|
|4 Dec 2007||(Various Artists)||Phantom Sound and Vision||The Countdown Spectacular Live 2||Vocals on "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"|
|16 Aug 2008||J21||0001||Yellow Mind:Blue Mind|
|2010||Lyraka||Yesterrock||B004CU1JPY||Lyraka Volume 1||Vocals on "Coronation", "Palace Guard", "Errandia" and "Beyond the Palace"|
|2012||Lyraka||Yesterrock||Lyraka Volume 2||Vocals on "Volcano", "Lyraka (On Dragon's Wings)" and "Father"|
|2012||Osmo's Cosmos||AXR Music||Show||Vocals on "Seven Years"|
|2014||Stardust Reverie||Avispa||Ancient Rites of the Moon|
|2014||(Various Artists)||Purple Pyramid Records||Light My Fire: A Classic Rock Salute to the Doors||The Soft Parade|
|2015||Stardust Reverie||Rock-CD||Proclamation of Shadows|
|1965–1967||The Blue Sect||Graham Bonnet |
|Graham Bonnet||Roger Sleath||Steve Hardy|
|1967–1968||The Graham Bonnet Set||Graham Bonnet|
|1975||Southern Comfort||Graham Bonnet|
|1979–1980||Rainbow||Graham Bonnet||Ritchie Blackmore||Roger Glover||Cozy Powell||Don Airey|
|02/1982-27 August 1982||Michael Schenker Group||Michael Schenker||Chris Glen||Ted McKenna||Tommy Eyre|
|1983–1984||Alcatrazz||Yngwie Malmsteen||Gary Shea||Jan Uvena||Jimmy Waldo|
|1987||The Party Boys||Kevin Borich |
|Alan Lancaster|| Paul Christie |
|1988||Anthem||Hiroya Fukuda||Naoto Shibata||Takamasa Ohuchi|
|1988||Impellitteri||Chris Impellitteri||Chuck Wright||Pat Torpey||Phil Wolfe|
|1988–1990||Dave Spitz||Stet Howland|
|1989||Forcefield||Ray Fenwick|| Mo Foster |
|1990||Ray Fenwick||Terry Pack||Don Airey |
|1993||Blackthorne||Bob Kulick||Chuck Wright||Frankie Banali||Jimmy Waldo|
|2000–2001||Anthem Featuring Graham Bonnet||Akio Shimizu||Naoto Shibata||Hirotsugu Homma|
|2000–2003||Impellitteri||Chris Impellitteri||James Amelio Pulli||Glen Sobel||Edward Harris Roth|
|2004||Elektric Zoo||Dario Mollo||Guido Block||Roberto Gualdi||Maurizio Belluzzo|
|2006–2008||Taz Taylor Band||Taz Taylor||Dirk Krause||Val Trainor||Bob Miller|
|2006–2009||Alcatrazz (Featuring Graham Bonnet)||Howie Simon||Tim Luce||Glen Sobel|
|2009||Savage Paradise||Mario Parga||Kevin Valentine||Eric Ragno|
|2014–2015||Graham Bonnet Band||Conrado Pesinato||Beth-Ami Heavenstone||Chase Manhattan|
|2016||Mark Zonder||Jimmy Waldo|
|2016–present||Michael Schenker Fest|| Gary Barden |
|Michael Schenker||Chris Glen||Ted McKenna||Steve Mann|
|2017||Ezoo||Graham Bonnet||Dario Mollo||Dario Patti||Roberto Gualdi||Dario Patti|
|2017||Alcatrazz (Reunion show)||Kurt James||Gary Shea||Mark Benquechea||Jimmy Waldo|
|2017-2019||Graham Bonnet Band||Beth-Ami Heavenstone|
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Russell Glyn Ballard is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
Mark Robert Boals is an American singer songwriter for the band Foundry. He is a heavy metal vocalist and occasional bassist, best known for his vocals with Yngwie Malmsteen. His first album with Malmsteen, Trilogy achieved platinum status in the USA and sold several million copies worldwide. As a young child, he learned to play the piano and bass guitar. Although Boals has never had any vocal lessons or training, as a teenager he gained experience as a vocalist in local groups. Boals is the founder and vocalist for the band Ring of Fire, and had a brief stint as the bassist for Dokken. He currently performs lead vocals, guitar and bass in the hit musical show, Raiding the Rock Vault in Las Vegas.
Dangerous Games is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Alcatrazz. It marked a drastic departure from the band's two previous albums with its heavily Japanese-influenced style. It was also the first and only appearance for new guitarist Danny Johnson who replaced Steve Vai after he left the band to join the David Lee Roth Band in 1986.
Assault Attack is the third studio album from the Michael Schenker Group, and the only album to feature former Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet. The album was recorded in France at the Château d'Hé
The Party Boys are an Australian rock supergroup with a floating membership commencing in 1982. Created by Mondo Rock's bass guitarist, Paul Christie with founding member Kevin Borich as a part-time venture for professional musicians with downtime from their other projects, the group had temporary members from acts such as Status Quo, The Angels, Sherbet, Skyhooks, Rose Tattoo, The Choirboys, Australian Crawl, Divinyls, Models, Dragon and Swanee plus international stars including Joe Walsh, Eric Burdon, Alan Lancaster and Graham Bonnet. In March 1983 their debut album, Live at Several 21sts, peaked at No. 9 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. In June 1987 they had a number-one hit on the related Singles Chart with a cover version of John Kongos' hit, "He's Gonna Step On You Again". It also peaked at No. 10 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
"I Surrender" is a song written by former Argent guitarist and singer Russ Ballard and first released by Head East in 1980 for their sixth album U.S. 1. It is better known for being a hit for Rainbow the following year, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Charts.