Renowned hard rock guitarist/composer Iain Ashley Hersey showcased his forthcoming album, "The Holy Grail" (mixed by Pat Regan) at Paladino's in Reseda, California on March 26. Iain performed along with David "Swan" Montgomery (LED ZEPAGAIN) on vocals, Philip Wolfe (IMPELLITTERI) on keyboards, Jerry Beller (JOSHUA) on drums and Paulo Gustavo (JACKIE DESHANNON) on bass.
Following up from his three vocal performances on "The Holy Grail", special guest vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, MSG) joined the band for two tracks.
On the show, Iain commented, "From my perspective I thought it went very well. The band played well and the crowd was receptive. We played a short 45-minute set with the aim being to test the waters and hit the crowd hard and fast, we left with them wanting more. We have a video recording of the show and hope to have clips online at my web site very soon."
Iain is close to completing a deal for "The Holy Grail". More information on the new album, along with sound clips, can be found at www.iainashleyhersey.com.
The rest of the set list at Paladino's comprised of material from "The Holy Grail" and Iain's 2001 release "Fallen Angel" (Frontiers). The full set list was as follows:
01. Steeple Chase
02. The Holy Grail
03. Blood Of Kings
04. To the Sea
05. In the Light
06. Heartbreaker (cover)
07. Going Down (cover)
08. Love's No Friend (cover)