THE DEEP PURPLE FAMILY TREE show brings together the perfect combination of Deep Purple, Rainbow and Whitesnake classics for a true fan of Deep Purple and Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Ritchie Blackmore etc. etc.
Deep Purple are one of the greatest hard rock bands in history. They have been popular worldwide and have influenced many other hard rock and heavy metal bands.
Through the years, Deep Purple has been known for its outstanding in-concert performances, no matter which line-up recorded them. Purple’s live performances have been legendary, and over the years they have released more live recordings than almost any other band.
WHITESNAKE UK produce a fantastic show featuring not only all the usual Whitesnake classics from the Moody/Marsden line-up to the present day USA incarnation.
The Whitesnake UK show not only includes classic songs such as “Fool For Your Loving”, “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again”, but will try to include something from EACH and EVERY studio album, performed with all the energy, passion and majesty of a Whitesnake live show, we’re sure you’re going to be completely bitten!
RAINBOW RISING were formed in 1996 and are built around a guitarist who possesses an almost unnatural ability to recreate the real Ritchie Blackmore sound, style and on stage persona with breath taking accuracy. Barry Sharples is ‘The Man In Black’ and is a life long Ritchie Blackmore disciple with years of experience performing Live on Stage.
The members of Rainbow Rising, as with all the real Ritchie Blackmore’s bands, have been selected for their individual ability to emulate the legendary musicians who have graced the Deep Purple Family Tree.
For the Deep Purple Family Tree Show, Rainbow Rising aim to recreate the ‘live’ Ritchie Blackmore experience selecting material from Rainbow in all it’s many forms.
PURE PURPLE specialise in the era when Ian Gillan, and Roger Glover joined Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice to form the classic MK 2 line up.
Pure Purple perform their songs with the same infectious energy and passion as Deep Purple did in the 1970’s and go to great lengths to sound as authentic as possible too with Marshal Amps, Hammond Organ, Fender Guitars and Leslie Speakers.
Some of the songs you can expect to hear are MKII classics such as Highway Star, Child In Time, Woman From Tokyo, Smoke on the Water, Black Night, Strange Kind of Woman, Lazy, Speed King, Fireball and from a few years later Perfect Strangers.
Albums from the MK 2 era include ‘In Rock’, ‘Fireball’, ‘Machine Head’, ‘Made in Japan’ and later included ‘Perfect Strangers’ and ‘Hell or High Water’.