Home / News / Press Release / GRAHAM BONNET BAND – ‘Livin’ In Suspicion’ : new single/video

GRAHAM BONNET BAND – ‘Livin’ In Suspicion’ : new single/video


from the new album MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE GARAGE out now [Frontiers]

‘Livin’ In Suspicion’ is the new single by the Graham Bonnet Band and is taken from the group’s just released ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ album, which was issued on 13th July via Frontiers.

The song was written by Russ Ballard, who Bonnet has regarded as his talisman ever since he sang on the best known version of Ballard’s ‘Since You Been Gone’ while a member of Rainbow in the late 1970’s. Bonnet states: “Russ has been a friend for many years and written songs for me in the past, as well as big hits for bands like Kiss, America and Santana. This time I really feel that almost by chance we have something that can be seen as another ‘Since You Been Gone’ type of song, in that it is very memorable and people can instantly relate to it.”     

‘Meanwhile….’ is the second album by the Graham Bonnet Band and follows ‘The Book’ (2016). The record has been well received, with Bonnet commenting that “it has been incredible.People are saying this is the best record I have made, either for many years, or even ever. The feedback just keeps getting better and better. I think this record will have a long life!”    

 The new record has earned critical plaudits for not only for its songs and their lyrical subject matter (not to mention the singer), but also its production and skilled musicianship, with many praising the Alcatrazz-ian mixture of Hard Rock and Progressive stylings on display.

“Bonnet possesses a distinctive voice and is clearly enjoying himself here”  PLANET ROCK

“Builds on the promise of ‘The Book’ with stronger, more cohesive material. 4 out of 5” RECORD COLLECTOR

“Bonnet has sung on a couple of classics in his career and I will say that in time this will be mentioned right up there with them. 8 out of 10″  POWERPLAY

“This spectacular album proves ‘The Book’ was not a fluke. The Graham Bonnet Band are certainly here for some time to come”  FIREWORKS


The Graham Bonnet Band will be on tour in the UK/RoI during August, with dates as follows :

08.08.18  GLASGOW G2

09.08.18  ABERDEEN The Assembly

10.08.18  EDINBURGH Bannermans

11.08.18  LOUTH Town Hall

12.08.18  NEWCASTLE Trillians

14.08.18  MANCHESTER Rebellion

15.08.18  HULL O’Rileys

16.08.18  STOKE Eleven

   17.08.18  BELFAST Limelight

18.08.18  DUBLIN Button Factory

19.08.18  PONTYPRIDD Muni Arts Centre

21.08.18  BILSTON Robin 2

22.08.18  LONDON Underworld

23.08.18  BLACKPOOL Waterloo Music Bar

24.08.18  BUCKLEY Tivoli

25.08.18  NEWARK Stonedeaf Festival


Graham Bonnet is a hard rock legend with a pedigree to back that statement up, with time served in Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz and Impellitteri proving that he is one of the finest vocalists of his generation.

Fresh off a stint with Michael Schenker Fest, he has just returned with a new Graham Bonnet Band album, ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’. Crafted with Joey Tafolla on guitars (Joey plays on all songs except ‘Livin’ In Suspicion’, which features new member Kurt James), Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Mark Benquechea (drums), ‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ sees Bonnet demonstrating why he is still is one of the premiere vocalists in hard rock.

‘Meanwhile, Back In The Garage’ contains thirteen new songs with Bonnet laying down his inimitable voice over tunes that are full of great hooks and melodies. The package includes a bonus live DVD captured ‘Live From Daryl’s House’ (yes, THAT Daryl, of Hall & Oates) at a performance in early 2018.

“This is the most important album I have made in 35 years. I think fans of the classic Alcatrazz sound will love this record. The first single is about any young band starting today, which is like it was back when I began. As the lyric says “Take a number, It’s a hell of a line”! I have had a fantastic career and been very fortunate to play with some great musicians. I hope there is a lot more touring and recording to come!”  GRAHAM BONNET


Graham Bonnet – Vocals

Kurt James – Guitars

Beth-Ami Heavenstone – Bass

Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards

Mark Benquechea – Drums





About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!