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Blackmore's Night

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United Kingdom (1997 – present)

Blackmore’s Night is an English Renaissance-inspired medieval folk rock band led by UK guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (electric and acoustic 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 work first encountered Ritchie (now ex-Deep Purple/Rainbow guitarist), then with Deep Purple, at a soccer game he was playing in. 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, on which Candice contributed backing vocals, Ritchie became interested in the idea of bringing Renaissance music to a contemporary audience. The effervescent personality of Candice and her singing talent made her the natural choice as “frontman”. In 1997 the pair were ready to launch the band, the name being a pun of their own names, and which would consist of themselves plus session musicians.

Debut album Shadow Of The Moon was an instant success, most notably in Europe. In subsequent albums, particularly Fires At 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 Renaissance instruments.

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  • RP04

    Now and then.

    11 Aug 8:58pm Reply
  • Pollepard

    Ritchie é fodão, mais não merecia uma moça maravilhosa como essa, sorry.

    28 Jun 2:47am Reply
  • Vlad_Butterfly

    Ну Кэнди ничо такая, я б ее жахнул.

    26 Jun 4:10am Reply
  • NicolaSkynyrd

    Como pode uma moça tão linda como a Candice Night ter casado com o Ritchie Blackmore? Heuheuheuheu...

    22 May 8:01pm Reply
  • sunshine4allofu

    There is a new article about Blackmore's Night. Check it out: http://hub.me/aelAm It includes some interesting videos with their music too. I could listen to them forever :-)

    18 May 4:29pm Reply
  • Euphima

    I grew up with my older sisters listening to Rainbow and I learned to love them, but I gotta say I love this more.

    17 Apr 8:04pm Reply
  • EpicaSimons

    Glad I found this band <333

    15 Mar 12:16am Reply
  • Pur3_Yol0caust

    So THAT'S what guitar heros from the 70s do, when they get bored. Oh Ritchie, what the fuck happened to you... There was a time when you used to be cool

    15 Feb 1:43am Reply
  • ringwraith10

    "Oh Ritchie, you're such a diva." Lol, I can see that.

    6 Jan 6:56pm Reply
  • igorgeneration

    'Winter carols' time is all the year! their best album <3

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • menswear2112

    She's gotta have tremendous patience to cope with this kind of man. Oh Ritchie, you're such a diva.

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Wiracocha

    One of a kind. Hope to see many, many new albums still.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Shadow of the Moon, good album

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • marjo47

    a Beaut.

    6 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AgattaF

    Simplesmente FODA, me leva para a época medieval quando eu ouço. Lindo!

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Simo_Pamyu

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nouefa

    Впервые услышал группу в саундтреке к "Ночному Дозору") Бесподобно и красиво))

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Neue_regel_

    Blackmore's Night - A bit more listenable and less annoying than Deep Purple.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Morthyx

    Hail Ritchie. One of my favorite guitarrists!

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • WishingAngel

    Wonderful band, forever Love!!

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
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