Graham Bonnet Band with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Graham Bonnet Band with special guests

Lil' Sumptin' Sumptin' Band, Pet Shark

Mon · December 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

$20 adv & $25 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Graham Bonnet Band
Graham Bonnet Band
Legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet is back with a new band and an exciting new album titled 'The Book'.
The 'Graham Bonnet Band', features of course Graham Bonnet vocals, Beth-Ami Heavenstone on bass, Joey Tafolla on guitar, ex-Alcatrazz man Jimmy Waldo on keys, and Mark Benquechea on Drums.

They promise a powerful set-list showcasing Graham's extraordinary career performing the songs the way you know them.
Born in Skegness, England (December 1947), Bonnet enjoyed his first chart success with The Marbles, his first single with them – ‘Only One Woman’, penned by the Bee Gees – becoming a top 5 UK hit in 1968. After a spell recording advertising jingles, he appeared in the 1974 British comedy film ‘Three for All’ as lead singer of a fictional band called Billy Beethoven, receiving a rave review for his performance! Bonnet’s subsequent career has seen him work with some of the best musicians in the business, including guitar virtuosos Ritchie Blackmore Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Chris Impellitteri... drummers Cozy Powell and Ted McKenna, bassists Roger Glover and Chris Glen and keyboard player Don Airey.
He is well known as the voice on a number of classic heavy rock albums including Rainbow’s ‘Down to Earth’ (1979), Michael Schenker Group’s ‘Assault Attack’ (1982), Alcatrazz’s ‘No Parole for Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (1983) and ‘Disturbing the Peace’ (1985).
Rainbow’s ‘Down to Earth’ spawned two hit singles, a cover of Russ Ballard’s ‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ and ‘All Night Long’. During his time with Rainbow, Bonnet also headlined the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in the UK. Singles from the first two studio Alcatrazz albums, ‘Island in the Sun’ (from ‘No Parole …’ and ‘God Blessed Video’ (from ‘Disturbing the Peace’), became staples of MTV, then in its infancy.
Bonnet has maintained an active solo presence throughout most of his career, releasing albums periodically including the eponymous ‘Graham Bonnet’ (1977), which was a hit in Australia, ‘No Bad Habits’ (1978), ‘Line-Up’ (1981), ‘Here Comes the Night’ (1991), ‘Underground’ (1997) and ‘The Day I Went Mad’ (1999). The single ‘Night Games’ (from the ‘Line Up’ album) reached number 6 in the UK charts.
He has recorded and toured with a wide-range of other artists and released albums with bands such as Impellitteri, Forcefield, Blackthorne and Japanese legends Anthem.
Bonnet has a powerful and distinctive vocal style and, indeed, a distinctive image – preferring to let the music, rather than the conventional heavy metal look, do the talking.
The Graham Bonnet Band has spent the last 18 months touring solidly around the world, with performances at several major European festivals including an acclaimed set at Sweden Rock 2016.
The debut Graham Bonnet Band album 'The Book' sees Graham returning in fine form, with an album that is his best in decades.
11 new tracks that will blow heavy rock fans away!
Also included with the new album is a 16 track cd of re-recorded classic tracks from Graham's career.
Lil' Sumptin' Sumptin' Band
The Lil' Sumptin' Sumptin' band formed in 2015 from Alan (ba./dr./vo.) walking his dog through an adjacent neighborhood. As the legend goes, Alan drove his dog to a nearby neighborhood and stumbled upon Steve (gu./vo.) and Randal (ba./gu./kb.) performing a (hilarious) fundraiser for a local elemantary school across the street.

Unbeknownst to them, Alan was outside listening. Over the PA system, Steve said that the band was taking donations for the school across the street and that they would match any donations given that evening.

Alan was in the driveway laughing at what he is witnessing. Holding his dachund in one hand, he uses his other hand to pull a BIC lighter out of his pocket, raises it up, and flicks the BIC.

Having got their attention with the lighter, they stop jamming and begin a conversation about music. Alan pulls out a dollar and gives Steve and Randal, the band's first, and only donation of the evening.

After that, they asked Alan if he would like to jam, and if he can play the drums. Steve then blows the dust off of an old electronic drum pad he had sitting on the shelf. That night they came up with the basic rhythm for their first song as a complete trio, "BOOM."

In December of 2015, the band took a trip to Japan to celebrate New Years together in Kyoto.

And as they say, the rest is history.
Pet Shark
Pet Shark
Pet Shark is an Instrumental Progressive Rock Band from Orange County, California in the style of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Rush, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and others. It is the brainchild of Ted Morton and Keith Moreland.
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