July 3, 2019

It's been a while so my apologies for that - since my last note the guys have covered plenty of miles performing in Sutton-on-Ashfield, Birmingham, Bilston, Brighouse, Stoke-on-Trent, Bolton, Winsterfest 8, Redcar and York with plenty more to come in 2019. We are takin...

January 29, 2019

2019 got off to a great start with our Brothers In Arms Pure Purple and Whitesnake UK at The Tivoli Venue in North East Wales for the first of this years Deep Purple Family Tree Events. The Tivoli Venue dates back to 1920 and was originally a Theatre/Cinema House - now...

December 24, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close we can look back and say we gave you our best. 2018 saw a key change in the line up as our then frontman Wayne Dorman received the offer of playing lead guitar for rock giants Onslaught. Wayne and the band rose to the challenge of sourcing his...

November 27, 2018

Rainbow Rising took the stage at Route 44 Live for the first time on Saturday and it won't be the last. Once again Sound engineering was spot on - a very welcoming crowd - brilliant staff - great organisation - exactly what is required to make a bangin night. Soundchec...

October 27, 2018

It's been a hectic four months for our new frontman Tony Thurlow who keeps going from strength to strength. From the very beginning he was aware that Eleven in Stoke-On-Trent was one that the band consider to be a premier gig and in preparation the guys had been back t...

July 26, 2018

Last weekend saw the guys in Cornwall and Devon in St Austell and Tavistock - the big talking point after the gigs was our new frontman Tony Thurlow. Feedback has been tremendous and that came as no surprise. Not only does Tony have a powerful voice he has stage presen...

July 14, 2018

We have a new frontman folks. We're very excited to announce that Tony Thurlow has joined the ranks as our new vocalist!

Tony has an impressive resume, notably being offered the job to replace Ian Gillan in Black Sabbath back in 1983, but alas the music busine...

June 25, 2018

Wayne Dorman – Vocals

The Blackmore Legacy 17/10/2015 – 01/09/2016

Rainbow Rising 01/09/2016 – 17/06/2018

Tributes have poured in on social media each claiming how badly missed Wayne Dorman will be both as a Frontman and for the person he is.

Pete Hagan wrote “Wow, what a...

June 3, 2018

Auditions went really well and the role of frontman to replace Wayne was offered and accepted. It was a difficult decision as the quality of all the auditionees was very high and each person had the potential to be a good fit. An announcement will be made very soon but...

May 14, 2018

What an amazing night in Stoke-On-Trent the band had last Saturday - mainly thanks to the brilliant crowd that turned out in large numbers to support Rainbow Rising in what has fast become one of the Uk's premier venues. Eleven has it all - well organised and friendly...

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