|Birth name||Perry Archangelo Bamonte|
|Born||3 September 1960|
|Genres||Punk rock, post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, new wave|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, bass guitar, marimba, recorder|
|Associated acts||The Cure, Love Amongst Ruin|
Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born 3 September 1960) is an English musician best known for his work with the Cure.He was briefly the bassist for Love Amongst Ruin.
Born in London, England, Bamonte first joined the Cure as a musician in 1990, replacing Roger O'Donnell on keyboards, who abruptly quit after the Prayer Tour. He was originally a guitar tech for the band starting with the album The Top in 1984. He was considered an obvious choice to replace O'Donnell as keyboard player but later took up the role of playing dual lead guitar alongside singer Robert Smith following the departure of Porl Thompson in 1993. Bamonte helped to produce the albums Wish , Wild Mood Swings , Bloodflowers , and The Cure . He has been credited for writing the music for the songs "Trust" from Wish , "This Is a Lie" from Wild Mood Swings , and "Anniversary" from The Cure . He also appeared on the live albums Paris and Show as well as Trilogy .
In 2005, it was reported that Perry and Roger O'Donnell were let go by Robert, who wanted to make some changes to the group. Robert Smith reportedly wanted to make the band a three piece.The news was officially announced on May 27th 2005 on The Cure's website, followed up by a cover of John Lennon's "Love" for Amnesty International, and a performance on YAHOO! Live @Launch on June 16th 2005. On June 18th 2005, The Cure announced the return of former guitarist Porl Thompson. The seemingly abrupt changes in the band brought about loads of rumors and speculation, while no official statement was given by Robert Smith as to why Roger and Perry were let go. While it was a surprise to both, both Perry and Roger stayed on amicable terms with Robert, sustaining friendships that remain to this day.
In September 2012, he was revealed as the bassist for London band Love Amongst Ruin to help them tour their second album Lose Your Way .
In March of 2019, Perry joined fellow members of The Cure, past and present, for their induction into the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
His younger brother, Daryl Bamonte, has also worked with the Cure as their tour manager, and also toured with Depeche Mode. Bamonte also has a sister named Carla.[ citation needed ]
A lifelong passionate fly fisherman, Bamonte currently contributes art and illustration for the quarterly magazine Fly Culture.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in 1978 in Crawley, West Sussex. Throughout numerous lineup changes since the band's formation, guitarist, lead vocalist, and songwriter Robert Smith has remained the only constant member. The band's debut album was Three Imaginary Boys (1979) and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the United Kingdom. Beginning with their second album, Seventeen Seconds (1980), the band adopted a new, increasingly dark and tormented style, which, together with Smith's stage look, had a strong influence on the emerging genre of gothic rock as well as the subculture that eventually formed around the genre.
Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure, released on 7 May 1996 through record label Fiction.
Disintegration is the eighth studio album by English rock band the Cure, released on 2 May 1989 by Fiction Records. The record marks a return to the introspective gothic rock style the band had established in the early 1980s. As he neared the age of 30, vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith had felt an increased pressure to follow up on the band's pop successes with a more enduring work. This, coupled with a distaste for the group's newfound popularity, caused Smith to lapse back into the use of hallucinogenic drugs, the effects of which had a strong influence on the production of the album. The band recorded the album at Hookend Recording Studios in Checkendon, Oxfordshire, with co-producer David M. Allen from late 1988 to early 1989. Following the completion of the mixing, founding member Lol Tolhurst was fired from the band.
Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 21 April 1992 through record label Fiction in the UK and Elektra in the US. Wish was the Cure's most commercially successful in the band's career, debuting at number one in the UK and number two in the United States, where it sold more than 1.2 million copies.
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in May 1987.
The Cure is the twelfth studio album by British rock band of the same name. The album was released on 29 June 2004 by record label Geffen, and promoted with the single "The End of the World". The album was entirely produced by American producer Ross Robinson, known for his work with bands like Korn, Slipknot, and Limp Bizkit.
Bloodflowers is the eleventh studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure, released in February 2000. Singer Robert Smith chose to not release any single off the album, against the will of the record company. Bloodflowers was released to mixed reviews.
Greatest Hits is a 2001 compilation album by British alternative rock band The Cure. The band's relationship with longtime label Fiction Records came to a close, and The Cure were obliged to release one final album for the label. Lead singer Robert Smith agreed to release a greatest hits album under the condition that he could choose the tracks himself. The band also recorded a special studio album released as a bonus disc to some versions of the album. The disc, titled Acoustic Hits, consists of the eighteen songs from the North American release re-recorded using acoustic instruments.
Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure at Le Zénith de Paris, in October 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in October 1993. The band announced the album in July 1993.
Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities is a box set of The Cure, released on January 27, 2004, by their former record label Fiction. This box set is a four-disc compilation of B-sides and rarities, digitally remastered from their original tapes. The box set includes all B-sides by the band, apart from a number of remixes, as well a number of unreleased songs and songs that had been out of physical circulation for years. Many of the songs had not appeared on CD before. The set includes a booklet with track-by-track commentary and an extensive overview of the band's history up to 2004, followed by an extensive list of The Cure's discography.
"Mint Car" is a song by English rock band the Cure, released as the second single from their tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings in June 1996. It reached the top 20 in Finland and Iceland and peaked at number 31 on the UK Singles Chart.
Roger O'Donnell is an English keyboardist best known for his work with The Cure. O'Donnell has also performed in The Psychedelic Furs, Thompson Twins and Berlin, as well as having an active solo career.
"The End of the World" is a song by English rock band The Cure. It was the first single to be released from their 2004 album The Cure and reached the top 40 in Italy and the United Kingdom.
"A Letter to Elise" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the third and final single from the album Wish in October 1992.
"The 13th" is a song by English rock band the Cure, released as the first single from the band's tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings in April 1996. The song was commercially less successful than the band's previous hits from Disintegration and Wish, but it still managed to reach the top 20 in several territories, including Wallonia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was most successful in Hungary, where it reached number two, and in Italy, where it peaked at number five.
"Gone!" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the fourth and final single from their tenth studio album Wild Mood Swings in December 1996. The single contained numerous remixes as B-sides.
"Strange Attraction" is a single released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. The song was initially released on the album Wild Mood Swings, and was released as a single in the United States and Australia.
The Cure: Trilogy is a double live album video by The Cure, released on two double layer DVD-9 discs, and later on a single Blu-ray disc. It documents The Trilogy Concerts, in which the three albums, Pornography (1982), Disintegration (1989) and Bloodflowers (2000) were played live in their entirety one after the other each night, the songs being played in the order in which they appeared on the albums. Trilogy was recorded on two consecutive nights, 11–12 November 2002, at the Tempodrom arena in Berlin. A third, previous Trilogy concert in Brussels on 7 November was not used.
Paul Corkett is a British record producer, engineer FOH Mixer and arranger.