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Blackmore's Night

Blackmore’s Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric andacoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals).

The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her workfirst encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playingin. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance. ...read more

Blackmore’s Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric andacoustic guitars) and Candice Night (lyricist and lead vocals).

The origins of the band lie in 1990 when Candice was working at a local New York rock music radio station, and as part of her workfirst encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playingin. The two became romantically entwined and discovered that they shared a passionate interest in the Renaissance.

After leaving Deep Purple in 1993 and recording an album as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow called Stranger in Us All in 1995, onwhich Candice contributed backing vocals, Ritchie became interested in the idea of bringing Renaissance music to a contemporaryaudience. The effervescent personality of Candice and her singing talent made her the natural choice as “frontman”. In 1997 thepair were ready to launch the band, the name being a pun of their own names, and which would consist of themselves plus sessionmusicians.

Debut album Shadow of the Moon was an instant success, most notably in Europe. In subsequent albums, particularly Firesat Midnight, there was an increased incorporation of rock guitar into the music, whilst maintaining a folk rock direction. Over time,Candice has increasingly participated instrumentally as well as singing the vocals, and is competent in a wide variety of Renaissanceinstruments. « hide

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LPs
Dancer And The Moon
06/11/2013

3.2
5 Votes
Autumn Sky
2011

2.4
14 Votes
Secret Voyage
2008

3.6
8 Votes
The Village Lantern
2006

3.4
7 Votes
Ghost of a Rose
2003

3.8
14 Votes
Fires at Midnight
2001

3.6
16 Votes
Under a Violet Moon
1999

3.5
16 Votes
Shadow of the Moon
1997

3.9
21 Votes
Live Albums
A Knight In York
10/09/2012

Past Times with Good Company
2003

3.5
1 Votes

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