‘Wow is all I got to say after that, and boy can Deborah Bonham sing’
Johnnie Walker BBC Radio (October 2018)
Newly signed to Quarto Valley Records USA for a new and original release in 2019
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.
Deborah Bonham - World Press Comments
This was a performance of top class music from the unsung ‘Queen of the Blues’ whose every breath is the Blues with all the style and sensuality of the great ladies past. Sheer vocal power allied to her stage persona and Blues emotion like
Janis Joplin, Maggie Bell and Nina Simone combined. The Lady can sing the blues with her soul.
AMERICAN BLUES SCENE
The honor of singing Elmore James’ signature song 'Dust My Broom' went to commanding British vocalist Deborah Bonham. She sings the way her brother (Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham) played the drums,
with sheer force AMERICAN BLUES SCENE
It was so inspirational playing Free material with Deborah Bonham’s band when we played charity gigs that I promised myself someday we would tour the UK with this band PAUL RODGERS ‘Free Spirit'
Sweetly soulful and powerful (think Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin), blues-rock singer-songwriter
Deborah Bonham POP MATTERS
Strong voiced, personable, and quite the rock and roll singer, this woman (the sister of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) earned a standing ovation at the end of her set. Clearly,
a welcome addition to the tour ELMORE MAGAZINE USA (Stars Align USA Tour Holmdel, NJ)
A powerful rock band steeped in the primal intimacy of the Blues CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
She’s quite possibly the most vocally impressive, entertaining and awe-inspiring performer I’ve seen. The band’s visual presence is phenomenal, all of who are visibly taking enjoyment from
their time on stage METAL TALK
Deborah Bonham brings the superlatives out of everyone, and one listen to Spirit, her newly-released fourth album, will tell you why… and send you scurrying back to listen to it's predecessors GOLDMINE USA
The Duchess of Blues Rock BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE USA
Strong Country Roots flavor... burnished Americana hybrid UNCUT
Reaffirms Deborah Bonham’s huge talent and real soul MAVERICK
Freighted with melodic appeal R2 ROCK’N'REEL
Hooky yet bluesy and quite simply takes no prisoners MUSIC NASHVILLE USA
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