Cheap Purple ready to rock
at the Fox and Goose Southport!
Purple formed in Liverpool in Spring 2005. This
band needed to happen! Not only does Gary possess a passing resemblance to the
man Gillan himself his amazing vocal acrobatics certainly brings the Gillan
stage persona thundering to life! Gary has been performing classic rock around
the venues of Liverpool and Wirral for many years and this experience on the
boards shines through.
Ian Bamford's virtuosity on guitar superbly compliments
that of Speed King Ritchie Blackmore. Ian's faithful reproduction of Mr.
Blackmore's twiddly bits is indeed a marvel to behold. Like Gary Ian has been
performing in local bands for years and toured Europe extensively with Frank
Zappa tribute The Muffin Men. On bass is the inimitable Keith Mulholland whose
bass playing is second to none. Now, if you are a true Deep Purple
"anorak" Keith should be familiar to you. Keith was the bass player with
Garth Rocket and the Moonshiners, Ian Gillan's alter ego in the late 1980's and
early 199'0s, Keith toured and recorded with Gillan and is still in touch with
him. So you never know who might turn up at a Cheap Purple gig!
On keyboards is
our very own Jon Lord, Dave Goldberg. Apart from working with Cheap Purple he
has been seen knocking out the odd tune or two in his excellent Fleetwood Mac
tribute:- "Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac." he is also a member of
"Liverpool Express" and the Merseybeats, However in Cheap Purple tickling
the ivories Jon Lord style is the order of the day and, as in the tradition of
Mr. Lord, Dave certainly keeps those ivories smiling!
Last but by no means least
is our stalwart powerhouse of thunder, the amazing Mr. Paul Ryan. Rhino has been
teaching drum kits a lesson for longer than he cares to remember. Like Ian Bamford, Rhino has toured extensively at home and abroad as drummer for Zappa
tribute The Muffin Men, working with greats such as Jimmy Carl Black of The
Mothers of Invention fame. He has also worked with Keith on sessions with Ian
Gillan as part of the Garth Rocket project.
Cheap Purple has managed brilliantly
to recreate the sound and feel of an original Deep Purple show, and has even had
Ian Paice play drums with them, The power and energy blasts from the stage,
transporting the audience back to the heady days of the 1970's when British
Rock; true classic rock; ruled the World.
This band is a truly must see
experience. See them live at the Fox and
Goose, Cable Street, Southport, on Saturday, 22
October 2016. Doors open 9:30pm and tickets are just 4 on the door, or £3 in
Ents24. This is a strictly over 18's