THE STORY SO FAR… Purpendicular, was formed in October 2007 by Irish Vocalist Robby Thomas Walsh & Austrian Guitarist Joe Doblhofer. The success Story of Purpendicular is nothing Short of amazing, as in the First Touring year the Band completed a short European Tour with Original Deep Purple Drummer Ian Paice. The First two years the Band completed Shows in mainly Austria & Germany. In 2010, the Band were Invited to Russia St. Petersburg and perform with the Legendary Vocalist of Rainbow, Deep Purple & Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner.
By the year 2011, The Band underwent a complete revamp, Bringing in Players such as Bernhard Welz on Drums who has Performed with Jon Lord the Concerto For Group & Orchestra in 2009. This change was mainly due to Tour much more than before and get established in many other Countries. In Purpendicular Welz is using and sharing the Same Drum Kit and Set up as Ian Paice. Welz had Previously performed with members of Whitesnake, Toto, Deep Purple, Level 42, Pink Floyd & Eric Clapton. By 2012 the Band embarked on the Official 40th Anniversary Tour of Machine Head which was endorsed by Ian Paice. On this Tour The Band were Joined by Ian Paice for a few Dates in Switzerland & Germany as well as the Surprise addition of Original Deep Purple Bassist Roger Glover. This was the very first Deep Purple Tribute that Roger ever Performed with and has stated his Interest to do so again if time allows. Another major Event for Purpendicular on the Machine Head Tour was the Historic Invite to play in Montreux Switzerland, which is a Town with a Rich and Famous Deep Purple History. Again this was another feat in which no other Deep Purple Tribute had achieved until now. Purpendicular now have completed Tours in Countries such as Germany, Austria, Hungary, France, Holland, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium, Denmark,and Croatia with many more Countries to be covered in the near Future. 2012 also seen Purpendicular as the Worlds most Booked Deep Purple Tribute Show. In 2013 Purpendicular will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Battle Rages on Tour, which was naturally Ritchie Blackmores last Studio album with the Band!
“THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING BAND WITH AN AMAZING GUITAR PLAYER, VERY SPECIAL, A MUST SEE FOR EVERY DEEP PURPLE FAN, NEAREST THING TO DEEP PURPLE ITSELF. YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THEM.” ~ Ian Paice from Deep Purple on Purpendicular after the tour in December 2008