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Welcome to the official home of the UK-based band IONA, and Open Sky Records. Here you will find the most definitive and authoritive guide to all things IONA with all the latest news on gigs and album releases. Make sure to stop by our online store for the latest albums and Iona gear!

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Latest Band News:

Sun, 25 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 25 January 2015 @ 10:41pm
Hi all,
Dave here. An in depth interview with me about my solo album Celestial Fire and more (in English!! with photos) has just been published at

...and another very positive album review (in French) at,
(with accompanying interview coming this week)

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Fri, 16 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 16 January 2015 @ 7:16pm
Tickets are now on sale for the GB3 gig at the Classic Rock Society in Maltby in May - see:
Collin Leijenaar, who played drums on my new album 'Celestial Fire' will be in the band!

GB3 – Guitar Virtuoso Group (no support) | Classic Rock Society
Featuring Paul Bielatowicz, Dave Bainbridge, Dave Brons and special guests Simon Fitzpatrick (bass) and Collin Leijenaar (drums)* GB3 – Three British guitarists combine for an eclectic mix that will appeal guitarists and music fans alike. Three outstanding guitarists in their own right coming togeth…

Fri, 16 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 16 January 2015 @ 4:04pm
Dave here - The GB3 Facebook page is now active - with current tour dates and some fabulous videos! See


GB3 is the touring band comprising British Virtuoso Guitarists: Dave Brons, Dave Bainbridge and Paul Bielatowicz.

Mon, 12 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 12 January 2015 @ 4:54pm
Hi everyone,
Dave here again!
GB3 Dates confirmed for 2015!!
Saturday May 2nd Boerderij, Zoetermeer Netherlands
Sunday May 3rd W2 Poppodium , AR ʻs-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Friday May 8th Trading Boundaries Fletching E Sussex UK
Saturday May 9th Maltby, UK Classic Rock Society Gig
Sunday May 10th Masterclass in Leeds
More info coming very soon!
It's going to be a great evening!
Sounds familiar? The G3 guitar evening format was established by the like of Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson and, long before them, acoustic virtuosos McLaughlin, Di Meola and de Lucia rocked out together on a Friday Night in San Francisco.

Thu, 8 January 2015
Posted by IONA on 8 January 2015 @ 1:28pm
Hi everyone, Dave here! I was asked by Cross Rhythms to talk about all the tracks on my Celestial Fire album - you can read it at

Dave Bainbridge: A song-by-song run through of his 'Celestial Fire' album - Dave Bainbridge
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer DAVE BAINBRIDGE talks us through the tracks on his new album 'Celestial Fire'

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