RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2022
The Graham Bonnet Band has announced the upcoming release of a new studio album, “Day Out In Nowhere” on May 13, 2022. Graham is joined by long-time bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass) and Conrado Pesinato (guitar) on this new opus, as well as keyboardist Alessandro Bertoni and drummer Shane Gaalaas (Michael Schenker, B’z). “Day Out In Nowhere” also sees guest appearances from Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore), John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie), Mike Tempesta (Powerman 5000), Roy Z (Halford, Bruce Dickinson), and Graham’s former bandmate, legendary keyboardist Don Airey (Deep Purple, Rainbow).
Explains Bonnet of the new album, “Similar to the first two albums, it will reflect different eras of my career, but with a contemporary twist. I’m also delighted to be playing with original members of the Graham Bonnet Band, Beth-Ami Heavenstone who has been my constant partner (on and off stage) since meeting back in 2012 and guitarist Conrado Pesinato, who’s innate musical style elicits some of my best songwriting.” Conrado and Beth-Ami also serve as the album’s producers.
Graham Bonnet is a hard rock legend with a pedigree to back that statement up. His stints with Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri prove he is one of the finest rock vocalists of his generation. In his late 60s into his 70s, Graham has made fully three of the best albums he’s ever done, namely a reunion album with Alcatrazz called “Born Innocent” in 2020, along with two regal, rocking and yet irresistibly sophisticated records with his cherished Graham Bonnet Band, “The Book”, which arrived in 2016 and was followed by “Meanwhile, Back in the Garage” in 2018. Both of these albums represent more accurately the vision Graham had for a reunited Alcatrazz, so to speak, with less emphasis on guitar pyrotechnics and more on quality song construction, all topped with lyrics that force us to consider the world around us, both the good and the bad, with Graham addressing a myriad of themes few others in his position care to address.
It is with this elegant late-career outfit, The Graham Bonnet Band, that this consummate powerhouse of a vocalist and charmer of a front man will be focusing moving forward. With “Day Out In Nowhere” set to be released through Frontiers, expect Graham to hit the tour trail (conditions permitting), proving that his recent command of the stage through Michael Schenker reunion shows the world over was in no way some sort of lucky streak but an unexpected late-period burst of energy.
“Day Out In Nowhere” will be the Graham Bonnet Band’s third release with Frontiers Music Srl, following the well-received and critically praised “The Book” and “Meanwhile, Back In The Garage”.
“Day Out In Nowhere” Tracklisting:
Twelve Steps To Heaven
Brave New World (ft. Roy Z)
Day Out In Nowhere
The Sky Is Alive
When We’re Asleep (ft. Mike Tempesta, John Tempesta)
It’s Just A Frickin’ Song (ft. Don Airey)
Jester (ft. Jeff Loomis)
Total length: 0.47.14
Vocals: Graham Bonnet
Guitars: Conrado Pesinato
Bass: Beth-Ami Heavenstone
Keys: Alessandro Bertoni
Drums: Levi Dokus
Drums: Shane Gaalaas
Guitars: Jeff Loomis
Acoustic Guitar: Takanori Ozaki
Drums: John Tempesta
Guitars: Mike Tempesta
Guitars: Roy Z
Orchestal Arragement: Shota Nakama and Antonio Teoli