Over the course of an impressive career, Deborah Bonham has established herself as one of the finest blues- rock vocalists the UK has produced. A string of critically acclaimed album releases, captivating standing ovation concert performances at the Royal Albert Hall and London Palladium, prestigious European and USA festival appearances and collaborations with Paul Rodgers, Ann Peebles, Donovan, Chris Farlowe, Nazareth's Dan McCafferty, Foreigner and Robert Plant has kept her at the very forefront of the international music scene.
Deborah and her powerful soul infused band, featuring players who have themselves played and recorded with Paul Rodgers, Robert Plant, Steve Marriott, Freddie Mercury and Rory Gallagher, have recently returned from a 2 month USA 'Stars Align' Ampitheatre Tour with Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Ann Wilson (Heart), where Deborah opened each show with a mesmerizing set to standing ovations and her band backed Paul Rodgers for a selection of Free & Bad Company classics. Both Deborah and her band drew fantastic reviews on this tour as they performed across the USA following the huge success of the previous year's UK 'Free Spirit' tour with Paul Rodgers.
Quarto Valley Records' Triple Vinyl, Blu-ray, CD and DVD 2018 release of Paul Rodgers 'Free Spirit' also features Deborah Bonham's performance from London's Royal Albert Hall (Vinyl and Blu-ray) and reached number 2 on the USA Billboard charts.
'Strange Angels In Flight With Elmore James', CD and Vinyl, released early 2018, produced by Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, Norah Jones) features Deborah Bonham collaborating with Tom Jones, Keb Mo, Bettye LaVette, Warren Haynes, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, to name a few. The signature tune 'Dust My Broom', sung by Deborah, received rave reviews and was featured on BBC Radio 2 Jonnnie Walker and Cerys Mathews shows. The album has made the Sunday Times Top 100 Albums of 2018.
An emotionally charged highlight of the year had to be Deborah Bonham & her band delivering an impassioned performance in her home town of Redditch as part of a day's celebrations to mark the unveiling of the bronze memorial to her brother John Bonham. Deborah had been working on this for the past few years with renowned sculptor Mark Richards along with some generous anonymous
collaborators. The memorial to John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, marks his life and massive contribution to music in what would have been his 70th year. With $250,000 already donated from the memorial fund, celebrations and John Bonham TCT shirts to Teenage Cancer Trust West Midlands in John's name, a lasting legacy is now in place to help teenagers battling cancer across the region that John chose to call home.
2019 will see Deborah Bonham working on multiple new album releases. A new album of new original songs, an acoustic live album from the UK and USA tours 'Free Spirit & Stars Align', an American Soul Blues Songbook album with some wonderful classic songs and collaborations, and a Cream tribute album and film, recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios in the company of Ginger Baker, Paul Rodgers, Maggie Bell, Bobby Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden.
Enhanced versions of Deborah Bonham's albums : 'The Old Hyde' (inc Jason Bonham, Mick Fleetwood), 'Duchess' (inc Paul Rodgers, Jerry Shirley), 'Spirit' (inc Robert Plant, Marco Giovino), 'Looking Back At The Moon' - a collection of previously unreleased 1985-1991 sessions along with the best of Deborah's Carerre Records 1985 release 'For You And The Moon', are available now.
The Manchurians formed in 1999, in a damp cellar located on the Branford River Delta, carving a hard edged, blues based rock n' roll sound...a sound that would reverberate around the world and catch the attention of Buddy Guy, BB King, Johnny Winter, and the heir to Albert King, Michael Burks, among others, who have recorded from The Manchurians' guitar/harmonica/maracas infused, twice Grammy -nominated catalog...Today, they remain hardy crusaders for a sound that is as real as it is honest...and totally fab, baby.