Pure Purple / Rainbow Rising – Saturday 4th July 2020
Double header of faithful tribute acts to Deep Purple & Rainbow.
Rainbow Rising are a Northern/Midlands based band and reign as the UK’s No1 tribute to Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. The band perform live all the classic Rainbow tracks and more besides, drawing from the entire Rainbow back catalogue and featuring the material produced by every legendary line-up of the band. Their two-hour plus show includes Kill the King, Still I’m Sad, Stargazer, Gates of Babylon, Catch The Rainbow, Since You’ve Been Gone, Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll and many more as well as a number of Deep Purple classics too.
Rainbow Rising were formed in 1998, the aim was to not only recreate the unique Rainbow sound but to also capture the visual spectacle that was Rainbow live on stage. The band is made-up of a group of musicians who possess not only immense musical talent, but also an almost fanatical interest in the phenomenon that was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.
The sheer attention to detail given to the act of recreating the live Rainbow experience is evident in every aspect of the band’s performances. From guitar smashing, to stunning vocals, thunderous percussion and bass to dazzling keyboards and of course unmistakable Blackmore guitar work.
Midlands (UK) based Pure Purple specialise in the classic Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Paice – MKII Deep Purple years.
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.
We will give you Kerranging Fender Guitar and Screaming Hammond Organ via our Marshall Amplifiers and Leslie Speaker in an honest effort to sound like Classic Deep Purple MKII.