Half Moon presents:

Rainbow In Rock - A tribute to the music of Deep Purple and Rainbow

Rainbow In Rock

Half Moon - Putney, London

£12 adv / £14 door
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm

Rainbow In Rock features musicians from several talented bands including Memento, Highside, Logical Tramp, Les Binks’ Priesthood and Metalworks, in a tribute to two of the world's greatest ever bands, Deep Purple & Rainbow.

This five piece play tribute to the very best music of Deep Purple and Rainbow. Featuring established and talented musicians from across London and the Home Counties they play all-time classics as well as a few surprises to really get the audience going. Having honed their craft over many years in some of the hardest working bands in the country these guys have finally come together to bring you Rainbow in Rock.

"Rainbow In Rock are still the best band on the circuit playing Deep Purple and Rainbow classics and tonight was no exception. Classics like 'Burn' and 'Child In Time' and lesser heard songs such as 'Stone Cold' added up to a superlative set that was pitched and performed perfectly" - Liz Medhurst, Metaltalk Magazine

Line Up

This five piece play tribute to the very best music of Deep Purple and Rainbow. Featuring established and talented musicians from across London and the Home Counties they play all time classics as well as a few surprises to really get the audience going. Having honed their craft over many years in some of the hardest working bands in the country these guys have finally come together to bring you Rainbow in Rock.

What people say about Rainbow in Rock:

"Rainbow In Rock (a new band formed from members of Stargazer) are still the best band on the circuit playing Deep Purple and Rainbow classics and tonight was no exception. Classics like 'Burn' and 'Child In Time' and lesser heard songs such as 'Stone Cold' added up to a superlative set that was pitched and performed perfectly" - Liz Medhurst - Metaltalk Magazine

"Thanks for an amazing show I didn't think the day would come that I heard Child In Time live .. Incredible :)" BP

"Thanks for playing Legends of Rock. Great to see you filled the place as always, fantastic set - you went down an absolute storm. We're keen to book you again for next year" - Eddie Yates - Promoter

“No gimmicks here, just solid musicianship from the band overlaid with the fantastic voice of a great front man" - RC - Lemonrock Reviewer

Introducing the Band:

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Tamas Csemez originally from Budapest has been providing the vocals for various covers/tribute bands on the London music scene for the last few years, including Logicaltramp, The Progfathers and Rocktopus. He’s also taken part in some exciting recording projects such as the metal opera Richard Campbell's Frankenstein. Definitely versatile, he has a talent for capturing the essence of a range of rock vocalists whilst maintaining his own unique presence. As one fan said so well ‘it’s almost like you have to suspend belief, his voice takes you a different place, a past time, somewhere you’re not sure you ever want to come back from’. Praise indeed for a genuinely talented singer.

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Gus Mark has spent most of his childhood and his entire adult life (by his own admission many, many years) playing, performing and recording. He and his guitars are inseparable, he lives eats and breathes music and over the years has worked on a huge variety of projects. As well as playing lead guitar in Rainbow in Rock and Memento he currently joins Tamas in Rocktopus and also tours in an originals band Auburn, who for the last 3 years have supported Jefferson Starship in the UK. Gus Marks musicianship is undisputed and his guitar skills a joy to see and hear. A consummate professional he has won praise from audiences, promoters and fellow musicians alike.

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Pablo Videla took up the drums in the early eighties after seeing Peter Criss playing with Kiss. He is renowned for tackling (and successfully pulling off) some pretty challenging rock and metal drums and always with a smile on his face. Pablo’s reputation precedes him and his career highlights include supporting death metal giants Deicide at the London Astoria, appearing on Channel 4’s Born Sloppy and touring the UK supporting black metal luminaries Venom. Rarely seen without his lucky red and black socks the armory section of Memento is in safe hands (and feet).

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Andrew Gordge Andrew lays down the bass guitar. He has now chalked up a decade of experience across 4 rock covers bands. A lover of rock and metal in all its forms (listening to and talking about!), he is having a blast playing the amazing songs of Rainbow and Deep Purple with RiR.

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Andy Fuller has spent his life making music of one sort or another and, in the past few years, has earned a crust teaching the piano and playing the organ at the local crematorium. In November 2013, after a particularly boozy evening, Andy found that he had accidentally joined Camden institution Metalworks as keyboard player. His versatility and dedication has earned him a reputation and it’s no surprise that he is incredibly sought after, someone of his standard combined with a genuine love for Rock and Metal is a rarity. This past year Andy has played several festivals as well as at the Islington O2, and also with the highly acclaimed tribute band Guns 2 Roses. Give the crematorium a miss but if you get a chance catch Andy playing with Rainbow in Rock or in Camden on a Sunday at the Monarch, you’ll be hooked.

Photos courtesy of Eddie Hall and Norman Baxendale

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