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The Deep Purple Project

The Deep Purple Project


  • Sun 13 Oct, 5:00pm – 8:00pm


The Entertainers Club, cnr Cameron Rd & 13th Ave, Tauranga


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Door Sales Only

Full bar and meals available.

New Zealand's only dedicated Deep Purple Tribute band.

This show covers the three stages of Deep Purple’s stellar musical catalogue, incorporating songs from Deep Purple Mk 1, Mk 2 and Mk3. You will be taken on a journey through all of their mile stone Albums, from Shades of Purple to Perfect Strangers. Performed by the acclaimed Tony Painting and The Power with Leon Ruwhiu on vocals, Deep Purple fans you can be assured that no detail has been missed.

Hush, Speed King, Space Trucking, Smoke on the Water and Burn are just some of the songs you will hear, faithfully recreated.

Don’t miss this incredible performance from one of New Zealand’s best rated tribute acts!
Guitarist: Tony Painting

Ex Pat UK. Credits: Ozzie Osbourne, Robert Plant, UB40, Jools Holland, The Sussed, Ruby Turner and many more. Tour Support Credits: Bulldog Biker Bash (80000 people), Ozzie's Blizzard of Oz Tour.

Bass & Vocals: Mark Dunasemant

NZ Credits: Litehouse, Bunny Walters, Max Merritt, Richard Wilkins, Billy T James, Kara Gordon Band, Dylan Elise (Drummer for Blood Sweet & Tears), Dave Ball (Procol Harum), Hello Sailor members, DD Smash Members, Tazman AZ, Tony Painting and Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute Show.

Lead Vocals: Leon Ruwhiu
NZ Credits: Vocalist for 25 years in numerous bands and also Live stage shows appearances. Has appeared with and supported Jordan Luck, Graham Brazier, Brett Adams and many more.

Keyboards: Oliver Leupolu
NZ Credits: Oliver walks between the worlds of classical, contemporary, rock and metal and has extensive experience performing as a soloist or in bands as a pianist, keyboardist and guitarist. Oliver is also a founding member of metal band Shepherds Reign. Oliver has a University of Auckland Bachelor of Music Degree in Musicology and Piano Performance.

Drummer: Neil Williamson
NZ Neil studied drumming with New Zealand drumming pioneer, Frank Gibson Jnr. Credits: Tom Sharplin, Kiri Eriwata, Ray Woolf, Larry Morris , Kevin Greaves, The Mike Walker Trio, Red House Rockers, Kara Gordon, Billy TK Jnr, Shane, Edwina Thorne, Jerome Hendrix and Marian Burns.

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