Rising From The Deep

Friday 23rd September 2022
8:00 pm

£16 Advance £18 Door

Event Description

Not just another tribute to Deep Purple, Rainbow or Whitesnake but a band rooted and connected with the actual bands themselves.

Founded in 2018 the band has quickly found itself headlining festivals and playing venues across the UK with much of 2020 fully booked before COVID-19 wiped out their tour schedule.

Now returning with a vengeance, Rising are looking to bring their show to you!

Rising From The Deep features 5 seasoned musicians who all have the accolade of having worked with the actual bands themselves or connected members. *Band members per show are available subject to other touring/work commitments.

Lead vocalist Kenzo has cut his teeth playing and fronting various bands in venues across the UK and Europe, working directly with Bernie Marsden and Alaska in the 80s, their are numerous demos gracing Kenzo’s vocals floating around that are hidden in the archives yet to surface!

Guitarist Jim is our master of the strings and fretboard having spent years backing rock’s finest including Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle and playing with members of Judas Priest, Uriah Heep and many others! He is also a student of Steve Morse and Paul Gilbert having had masterclasses from both.

Jim’s counterpoint in harmony and drive delivering a dirty, screaming Hammond organ and huge arsenal of synth patches, Mini Moog, orchestral sounds and piano is our keys wizard Danny. Danny has close connections to the Purple family tree having spent a good deal of time having tutorage one on one from both Jon Lord and Don Airey. Both of them have helped shape and guide him on his journey giving him a vast ‘weaponry’ of tips, tricks, riffs, runs and secrets that make the sound of Purple and Rainbow a cut above others. He also counts former Rainbow keys players David Stone and Tony Carey among his friends/mentors who are always keen to hear his latest work and offer any advice. Danny has played with among others connected to the family tree Rainbow’s Doogie White, Keith Airey, Bernie Marsden and band members from Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Argent, The Zombies, Black Star Riders, Humble Pie, Bad Company, Gary Moore, Ian Gillan Band, Don Airey Band and Graham Bonnet Band.

On the drums hailing from Australia is Darren Lee. Bought up on an eclectic mix of powerful classic rock including of course AC/DC and Purple, Darren moved to London to pursue the rock n roll dream many many years ago. His credentials have seen him playing with original NWOBM legends Weapon to then joining the glam rock legends The Bay City Rollers, where he remained on the drum throne for 4 years. He brings to Rising a dynamic and powerful sound along with all the swing and eccentricities of Ian Paice and Cozy Powell.


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