Only one word could truly describe the music of
Deborah Bonham: 'SPIRIT'
The spirit in the songs and music of Deborah Bonham draws on the hurt, pain, joy and anger that come with life for all of us. Negatives are decanted as positivity, from mistakes comes learning. From that spirit comes the determination to always push forward and celebrate life, sharing experiences with her audience. As she sings in the opening salvo from the album: “Pain is going away, it's gonna stop today. I'm gonna fly”.
So there could be only one title for the new album: 'SPIRIT'
But Deborah also has soul. It's the soul that comes from her deep love and understanding of so many musical greats - Otis Redding, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George and many more - all of whom are artists who surrounded themselves with great musicians who had that same 'feel'. And so it is with Deborah's band. It's also their instinctive affinity with the words being sung and how they absorb her emotions; sometimes soft, sometimes fierce. In other words, it's that intangible thing - it just 'is'.
The first single from the album, the irresistible
'TAKE ME DOWN' is available now
Recorded at a highly charged, personally emotional time in Chichester, UK and Nashville, USA, Deborah instinctively channeled all that was going on her life into the sessions. Co-produced with Glenn Skinner (Deborah Harry, Killing Joke), who also manned the desk for her last album 'Duchess'. On drums is Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, John Cale, Norah Jones). Marco flew in especially from Nashville to record the drums in a Chapel local to Deborah and she then joined him in Nashville to finish the recording and mix with Mike Poole (Band of Joy, Rickie Lee Jones) and master with Jim DeMain (Michael McDonald, Patty Loveless, John Hiatt). Pedal Steel supremo, B.J. Cole also guests.
Throughout, Deborah's sympathetic band including bassist Ian Rowley, keyboardist Gerard Louis and guitarist Peter Bullick, sear, coax, blend, sweeten, compliment, rock and groove, proving (if proof be needed) why Paul Rodgers would have them as his band of choice for recent shows drawn entirely from his catalogue of legendary songs by Free. This Deborah Bonham 'live' band also includes drummer Rich Newman (Alvin Lee, Steve Marriott, Rory Gallagher) and the band have showcased several of the new songs in recent months, including the show-stopping, classic Bonham blues rock ballad, 'I Need Love' at Festivals and shows in the UK and Europe: The Great British Rock & Blues Festival, the massive Harley-Davidson European H.O.G. Rallies in France, Austria and Portugal and The Great British Folk Festival, where, even in the bands' stripped-down acoustic format, the songs connected with the audience.
And do you know why? They all see - and feel - the Spirit.
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