I’m a Speed King, see me fly ...

With Ritchie Blackmore (Guitar), Jon Lord (Hammond Organ) and Ian Paice (Drums) driving them on relentlessly, Deep Purple were the best Rock Band that this Planet has ever seen. With their amazing standard of personal musicianship, their collective on-stage chemistry and their “Powerhouse” in-concert performances, no other band has come close to matching them as an all-round package.

During the period of time from July 1969 until April 1975, they were “box office sensations” who played more than 600 packed-out shows and sold millions upon millions of their records worldwide. In 1973 they were the highest selling music artists in the USA.

The quintessential Mark 2 line-up (which included Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass) and the subsequent Mark 3 line-up (with Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals and David Coverdale on lead vocals) forged the never-to-be-forgotten ”In Rock” to “Made In Europe” Era. With their mega-selling singles such as Black Night, Strange Kind Of Woman, Smoke On The Water and Woman From Tokyo and their album classics such as Speed King, Child In Time, Fireball, Fools, Highway Star, Lazy, Space Truckin', Burn, Mistreated and Stormbringer they radically changed the face of rock music in terms of composition and performance.

A few months after those halcyon days ended, their Record Company celebrated their astonishing achievements by bringing out the first of many compilation albums. Given the countless number of gold records the band had been awarded, they named it fittingly … “24 Carat Purple”.

In the modern day, these five “Purple Obsessed Copyists” have dedicated themselves to reproducing Deep Purple songs from this amazing period of music history. Every time they get together to play (whether it’s in rehearsal or on-stage) they face an arduous challenge. They know only too well that they will never be as good as the real thing, which is why they call themselves merely … "9 Carat Purple".

Based in The Midlands, they are available for Commercial Hire and Private Function* Shows in the UK and Europe.

*Private Functions: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, etc, at residential and commercial venues.

Click on the “Links” Tab above and check out their social media sites, audio recordings and video footage. Click on the "Reviews" Tab to read what people have said about them. Then click on the "Shows" tab to find out where they’re playing next. If you're lucky enough to be able to get there, I might see you in the crowd ...

You're racing like a fireball, dancing like a ghost ...

Promotional Video - Produced by Bogdan Alexandru (Published: April 2019).