Perry Bamonte

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Perry Bamonte
Birth namePerry Archangelo Bamonte
Born (1960-09-03) 3 September 1960 (age 60)
London, England
Genres Punk rock, post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, new wave
Occupation(s) Musician
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. [1] 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. [2] The news was officially announced on May 27th 2005 on The Cure's website, [3] followed up by a cover of John Lennon's "Love" for Amnesty International, [4] and a performance on YAHOO! Live @Launch on June 16th 2005. [5] [6] On June 18th 2005, The Cure announced the return of former guitarist Porl Thompson. [7] 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. [8] [9]

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 . [10]

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 [11]

Personal life

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. [12]


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