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Sat, 11 April 2015
Posted by IONA on 11 April 2015 @ 11:17am
Dave here! Here's the current list of tour dates I have coming up, with GB3 (see, IONA, solo dates (with Sally Minnear guesting on vocals), plus the first confirmed Celestial Fire band gigs! More info as it comes in! I will be including Iona material in the GB3, solo and Celestial Fire band sets. Please come along and support live music!

(NB dates in chronological order)
featuring Dave with Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick (Carl Palmer band) and Dave Brons
May 2nd Zoetermeer, Boerderij, Netherlands
Info / Tickets:…/gb3-guitar-virtuoso-gro…/
May 3rd Hertogenbosch, W2 Poppodium, Netherlands
Info / Tickets:
May 8th Fletching, E Sussex, UK Trading Boundaries
Info / Tickets:
May 9th Maltby, UK The Wesley Centre,(Classic Rock Society)
Info / Tickets:…/gb3-guitar-virtuoso-group-n…/
May 10th Leeds, UK Music Nation*
*NB The Leeds date is a Masterclass in a small, intimate venue featuring performances by Dave, Dave, Paul and Simon with John Biglands (drums). This is a unique opportunity to see these amazing musicians up close and ask the guys about their music, career, playing techniques etc. NB You don't need to be a musician to attend.
Info / Tickets (NB the ticket price has just been reduced!):…/gb3-guitar-tour-masterclass
For more info on GB3 go to /
May 13, 20.00, DE-57610 Altenkirchen Stadthalle
Info / Tickets:
May 14, 20.00, DE-89542 Herbrechtingen Himmelszelt
Info / Tickets:
May 15, 20.00 DE-38118 Braunschweig Friedenskirche, Kälberwiese 1
Info / Tickets: +49 531 256 870
May 16, 20.00, DE-65779 Kelkheim Stadthalle, Gagerring 1
Info / Tickets:
May 17, 19.00, DE-75438 Knittlingen Event Kelter, Marktstrasse
Info / Tickets:…/e627521
DAVE BAINBRIDGE (solo with special guest vocalist Sally Minnear) UK DATES
July 9th Northampton (private concert) (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals)
July 10th Northampton (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals) - further details coming soon
July 11th East Sussex (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals)
July 12th venue TBC (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals)
July 17th Lancaster TBC (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals)
July 18th Leeds (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals) for details contact
September 12th Llanelidan Medieval Fayre, North Wales, 7pm TBC (with special guest Sally Minnear - vocals)
(Featuring Sally Minnear)
September 30th The Robin, Bilston, West Midlands - info / tickets
September 31st Fibbers (their new venue!!), York - info / tickets…/celestial-fire-feat-dave-bainbr…/
October 2nd - Summers End Festival (headlining)
The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow
(NB You can buy day tickets if you don't want to attend the whole festival)


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

Tue, 7 April 2015
Posted by IONA on 7 April 2015 @ 9:21am
Hi everyone. Coming very soon - the GB3 tour, featuring Iona's Dave Bainbridge. Please come along if you're near any of the venues (UK and Netherlands) and share the video. This will be a brilliant night!

GB3 Virtuoso Guitar group are touring Europe in May 2015. If you like what you hear, give this a share!

Wed, 25 March 2015
Posted by IONA on 25 March 2015 @ 8:59am
Dave here! For my Dutch friends - next week I'll be in The Netherlands rehearsing (in Zwolle), then performing The Passion at 4 venues with my old friend Adrian Snell along with a full band and choir. I've been really busy scoring and preparing the keyboard parts (the album version features The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra whose parts I need to replicate!). Challenging, but it's great to be playing this again live (last time was in 1990!). Some of these songs, such as 'Gethsemene', 'Simon Carry my Cross' and 'Golgotha', which were originally on Adrian's first album Fireflake were part of the soundtrack of my youth and still have to power to move. It will be a fantastic event!

It was when working on Adrian's album 'Alpha and Omega' way back in 1986 that I first met Joanne Hogg and David Fitzgerald. We subsequently toured together with Adrian and a few years later Iona was born!

Tickets are available from

Adrian Snell - The Passion april' 15-Events4Christ

Thu, 19 March 2015
Posted by IONA on 19 March 2015 @ 8:32am
Hi Everyone - Dave here. The latest issue of The Classic Rock Society has an interview feature on me. You can get the mag at
Do support the CRS if you're a fan of rock / prog and all its offshoots. It's a great read and they put on some great gigs. Iona played several gigs for the CRS and I'll be there again with GB3 in May at the Wesley Theatre in Maltby!

ROCK SOCIETY MAGAZINE – issue 206 | Classic Rock Society
Covermount CD: New Species 18 featuring Christine Booth; Tiger Moth Tales; Mostly Autumn; Light Damage; Harvest; Beardfish; Neal Morse; Not A Good Sign; Sylvan; Simeon Soul Charger; Winter In Eden; Mystery

Wed, 11 March 2015
Posted by IONA on 11 March 2015 @ 10:19am
Hi everyone, Dave here. The interview I did with Jon Kirkman for Classic Rock Radio just before Christmas is now online as a listen again at
Scroll down and it's just under the feature on Stevie Nicks! It includes 3 tracks from the latest solo album 'Celestial Fire', which is available from

Listen Again
Listen again to Classic Rock Radio including many Jon Kirkman interviews.

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