Don Airey

Thu
03
Oct

Escape Music Announce CARL SENTANCE PERSIAN RISK Double Album

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Escape Music is pleased to announce the release date for Carl Sentance Persian Risk double album WHO AM I? and ONCE A KING!!!
 
PERSIAN RISK - WHO AM I? and ONCE A KING
Release Date: 22nd November 2019 
 
Who Am I? 
Musicians;
Vocals: Carl Sentance (Nazareth And Krokus)
Guitars: Carl Sentance / Phil Campbell (Motorhead) / Many Maurer (Krokus / Killer) / Jason Banks (Kee Marcello) / Danny Willson (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)
Keys: Don Airey (Deep Purple / Ozzy Osborne Etc)
Bass: Wayne Banks (Brazen Abbot / Chris Ousey Heartland / Kee Marcello)
Drums: Tim Brown (Martin Turner Wishbone Ash)
 
Mixed And Mastered By Dario Mollo (Glenn Hughes / Tony Martin / Graham Bonnet) At Damage Inc Studios, Italy
Produced By Carl Sentance
Logo & Artwork By Nello Dell’omo At Art For Music Studio - Naples (Italy)
 
“CD1"
Who Am I?
Track Listening
1. Don’t Look Back 3.17
2. Who Am I? 3.45
3. My Creation 4.29
4. In My Life 4.31
5. The Writing On The Wall 3.03
6. I Feel Free 3.44
7. Dark Tower 4.08 
8. Facing Your Demons 5.26
9. Calling For You 4.10
10. I Thought It Was You 3.52
11. Don’t Walk Away 4.52 Bonus Track
12. Life Goes On 3.38   Bonus Track
 
“CD 2"
Once A King
Musicians
Vocals - Carl Sentance
Guitars - Carl Sentance / Howie G / Danny Willson
Bass - Carl Sentance / Chris Childs / Alex Meadows
Drums - Tim Brown
Keys - Don Airey
 
Mixed And Mastered At Bigred Recorders By Chris Childs (Thunder / Lonerider / Tyketto)
Produced By Carl Sentance
 
Track Listening:
1. Asylum (Child Insane) 3.42
2. Riding High 3.03
3. Killer 4.44
4. Once A King 5.30
5. Soul Deceiver 4.06
6. Battlecry 3.36
7. Spirit In My Dreams 3.41
8. Ride The Storm 4.43
9. Fist Of Fury 3.57
10. Woman And Rock 4.00 
11. Wasteland 4.26
12. Mind Doctor 4.28  Bonus Track 
13. Girls Got Fire 4.04 Bonus Track
 
Carl Sentance was born 28th June 1961 in Loughborough Leicestershire, UK and started his first band Leading Star playing guitar and singing in 1977. 
 
After participating in several local bands, he replaced John Deverill as a vocalist in the NWoBHM band Persian Risk.
In 1981 he recorded his first single “Calling for You”, the band then recorded “Ridin High” in 1983. In 1984 Persian Risk toured with Motörhead throughout the UK and appeared on The Tube prime time TV on Ch4. In 1985 Carl recorded his first Persian Risk album "Rise up". 
 
At this point he received an offer from manager Smallwood Taylor to join Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) as lead singer in his solo project. The collaboration lasted from 1986 to 1988 and created demo songs, videos and various bootlegs. Carl left the Geezer Butler Band in 1988 to join the Welsh band "Monroe".
 
In 1988 Carl decided to return to Cardiff and joined the band Tok-io Rose. In 1990 he decided to move to Florida to form the band "Ghost" with Welsh ex- UFO and WASTED guitarist Paul Chapman. In 1995 Carl returned to the UK.
 
From 1996 to 1999 he sang in various musicals, such as JUDAS in Jesus Christ Super Star and the AMERICAN in Chess. From 1999 to 2002 Carl became the lead singer of the Swiss Hard rock band Krokus, with whom he recorded the album Round 13. In 2004 he then joined the Whole Lotta Metal Theatre Tour for 2 years.
 
2006 Carl joined up with Deep Purple's keyboardist Don Airey for his solo project "Don Airey and Friends" and has co-writen with Don ever since. Albums include "A Light in the Sky", "All Out", "Keyed Up" and "One of a Kind".
 
In 2009 Carl recorded his first solo album MIND DOCTOR! That led him to try and reform the original Persian Risk but at the time the members were busy with other projects so Carl put a brand new Persian Risk together and came up with two great albums "Once a King" and "Who am I", which will be released by Escape Records in Summer/Autumn 2019.
 
In 2015 Carl became the new singer for the band NAZARETH after founding member Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness. More recently Carl has recorded Nazareth's latest studio album "Tattooed On My Brain" (song credits include "Never Dance With The Devil", "Change", "State Of Emergency", "Silent Symphony" and "Don't Throw Your Love Away"). Carl is currently touring all over the world.
 
 
Thu
08
Mar

DON AIREY New Album 'One Of A Kind' Out May 25

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Friday, May 25, 2018
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DON AIREY TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ONE OF A KIND ON MAY 25 ON earMUSIC
 
In these days where everybody seems to want to show off at every given occasion, Don Airey is without a doubt One of a Kind.
 
It is hard to find a name amongst all those that over the last 30 years have left their mark in the history of rock that has not utilised Don's keyboard skills at some point. Amongst them Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Brian May, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath and, obviously, Deep Purple, the band of which Don Airey has been a full time member for over 15 years.
 
But Don Airey has never been a session player. Bands and artists work with him for his unique musical vision, for the twist he gives to songs. It is with the same passion, the same energy, the same talent that Don Airey approaches his very own songwriting.
 
One of a Kind is a true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos and a unique band unity. To top it all, his new solo album has been written and recorded using the spirit of a band featuring the following talented musicians: Carl Sentance (from the current lineup of British legends Nazareth) is a singer that all fans of metal voices like those of Rob Halford and Graham Bonnet will love; Bassist Laurence Cottle, who has played with everyone from Black Sabbath, to Gary Moore, to Chick Corea, forges a great rhythm section with the thunderous talent of Jon Finnigan, apparently as loud on stage as he is at the after show parties. Last but definitely not least, there is the incredible talent of Simon McBride, who has no fear of being compared to the many incredible guitar players Don has worked with before.
 
One of a Kind is one song after the other for the delight of every hard rock fan, who would be making a big mistake were they to overlook this album.

It will be released on May 25, 2018 on earMUSIC as 2CD including a bonus live CD as well as via vinyl and digitally.

It is not difficult to see Don Airey playing one day with Deep Purple in front of 15,000 people, and the next day, playing the organ in the church of his beloved local village with the same concentration and respect for the music and the audience.

It is with the same spirit that Don shows no discernible effort moving from the glories of the last two Deep Purple albums (NOW What?! and inFinite both having benefitted from his ever present talent) to playing in clubs with his own band. And always with a big smile on his face as soon as the guitar roars in, waiting to reply with his Hammond.
 
ONE OF A KIND TRACK LISTING:
1. "Respect"
2. All Out of Line"
3. One of a Kind"
4. "Everytime I See Your Face"
5. "Victim of Pain"
6. "Running Free"
7. "Lost Boys"
8. "Need You So Bad"
9. "Children of the Sun"
10. "Remember to Call"
11. "Stay the Night"
 
BONUS CD:
Recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg on March 14, 2017
1. "Pictures of Home" (originally by Deep Purple)
2. "Since You've Been Gone" (originally by Rainbow)
3. "I Surrender" (originally by Rainbow)
4. "Still Got the Blues" (originally by Gary Moore)
 
Wed
26
Apr

DON AIREY's 'K2 - Tales of Triumph & Tragedy' Gets Box Set Treatment

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Release Year: 
2017
RELEASE MONTH: 
06
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Keyboard Legend Don Airey Launches His Pre-Sale Campaign on PledgeMusic For 'K2 - Tales of Triumph And Tragedy' Limited Edition Box Set! 
 
London - Deep Purple and rock keyboard legend Don Airey has launched a pre-sale campaign on PledgeMusic for a very special limited edition Deluxe Box Set of his solo album 'K2 - Tales of Triumph & Tragedy,' to be released on Gonzo Multimedia in June 2017!
 
'K2' was recorded in 1988 at Sarm East Studios, London, and originally released worldwide on MCA Records. An article written by mountaineer Jim Curran about his harrowing experiences on the 1986 expedition to K2 that claimed the life of 12 climbers inspired it. The music was completed after Don met Jim at his house in Sheffield where he talked of his friends Al Rouse and Julie Tullis, who both died in a blizzard at the summit having become the first UK climbers to conquer the peak. 
 
The album also features guest appearances by Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Colin Bluntstone, Chris Thompson and others!
 
There will only be 100 of this deluxe Box Set manufactured and each will contain a signed and numbered certificate. There will also be additional signed items and exclusive merchandise as part of this pre-order campaign. 
 
'You are going to get something that will please everyone and hopefully you'll like the music too!' - Don Airey
 
Box Set Content
CD (includes 7 previously unreleased bonus tracks)
DVD
Signed and Numbered Certificate
Repro Press Pack
Repro Promo Photo
A4 Map of K2
 
For more information and to pre-order please visit this PledgeMusic link:
 
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