Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio are Icons of Rock N' Roll, Heavy Metal, Guitar, Vocals, Performers and Songwriters! They fall in that One In A Million category!
For years, I have wanted to cover the Rainbow song "The Gates Of Babylon".
When I finally took the step to cut the track, my band DOFKA, was on hiatus.
I reached out to some of my Metal friends and ended up with an amazing
group of individuals! And all are Rainbow/Dio fans!!
Bass extraordinaire Rev Jones and I have been talking about doing a project for quite sometime. I was very excited to have him aboard.
Tim Aymar and I played in Psycho Scream together. We used to cover Mob Rules and Country Girl in our live show. Tim was an obvious choice to share the Dio worship!
I have been a fan of Ken Erb's guitar playing since I first heard Shok Paris in the late 80's. Dofka and Shok Paris did a show together in Cleveland a year or so ago. He was the final link!
I was lucky enough to have a guest appearance by April Childers on Violin.
April and I teach together at JK Musician's Workshop in Pennsylvania.
I really hope you enjoy the track! It's one of my favorite Rainbow songs!
Long Live Ronnie James Dio and Long Live Rock N' Roll
Tim Aymar - Vocals
Rev Jones - Bass
Ken Erb - Guitar
Jim Dofka - Guitar
Sik Nik - Drums
Special Guest April Childers - Violin
Rev Jones Photo by Brian K. Denton BKDphoto