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Don Airey

Don Airey

Real/full name:
Donald Airey
75 (born Jun 21st, 1948)
Place of birth:
United Kingdom (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England)


Don Airey has played as a session, live and official member in a lot of very important hard rock and heavy metal bands. He also recorded some solo albums:

1989 - K2
2008 - A Light in the Sky
2011 - All Out
2018 - One of a Kind

He is the brother of Paul Airey.


He was a live keyboardist for Uriah Heep in January 2020 taking over from Phil Lanzon.

Guest for:
- Thin Lizzy
- Brian May
- Whitesnake
- Zeno
- Electric Light Orchestra
- Wishbone Ash

Deep Purple

Keyboards, Organ (2002-present)

2003 Bananas Keyboards, Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 9-11)
2003 Haunted (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2005 Rapture of the Deep Keyboards, Songwriting
2007 Live at Montreux 2006 (Live album) Keyboards
2007 Live at Montreux 2006 (Video) Keyboards
2011 Live at Montreux 2011 (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2011 Live at Montreux 2011 (Video) Keyboards, Organ
2013 All the Time in the World (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2013 Now What?! Keyboards, Songwriting
2013 First Sign of Madness (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2013 Vincent Price (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2013 Above and Beyond (Single) Keyboards
2013 The Now What?! Live Tapes (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2014 Live in Verona (Video) Keyboards, Organ
2015 Out of Hand (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2015 From the Setting Sun... (in Wacken) (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2015 the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2016 Live at the NEC (Video) Keyboards, Organ
2017 Time for Bedlam (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2017 All I Got Is You (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2017 Limitless (Compilation) Keyboards, Organ
2017 Infinite Songwriting (tracks 1-9), Keyboards
2017 Johnny's Band (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2017 From the Setting Sun (In Wacken) ... To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) (Video) Keyboards
2017 Classic Songs Live in Concert (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2017 The Infinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 (Live album) Keyboards, Organ, Keyboards, Organ
2019 Live in Rome 2013 (Live album) Keyboards, Organ
2020 Man Alive (Single) Organ, Keyboards
2020 Whoosh! Keyboards, Songwriting (tracks 1-11, 13)
2021 7 and 7 Is (Single) Keyboards
2021 Oh Well (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2021 (I'm a) Roadrunner (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2021 Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu (Single) Keyboards, Organ
2021 Turning to Crime Keyboards, Organ
2022 Extras: The Now What?! B-Sides and Bonus Songs (Compilation) Keyboards, Organ
(show all)

Don Airey


Air Pavilion


Andrew Lloyd Webber


Colosseum II

Keyboards (1975-1978)

Cozy Powell



Keyboards (2002-2004)

2003 Trading Souls Keyboards

Gary Moore

Keyboards (1982)


Keyboards (1974-1975)

Jethro Tull

Keyboards (1987-1988)

Living Loud

Keyboards (2003-2005)

Ozzy Osbourne

Keyboards (1980, 1981-1982, 1983-1985)

1980 Crazy Train (Single) Keyboards
1981 Mr. Crowley (Single) Keyboards
1981 Live Mr. Crowley (Single) Keyboards
1982 Revelation (Mother Earth) (Single) Keyboards
1982 Speak of the Devil (Live album) Keyboards
1983 Bark at the Moon (Single) Keyboards
1983 Bark at the Moon Keyboards
1983 So Tired (Single) Keyboards
1984 Bark at the Moon (Video) Keyboards
1984 Heavy Metal Killers (Split) Keyboards
1984 Four Super Rocks (Split) Keyboards
1984 Metal Fusion (Split) Keyboards
1987 Crazy Train (Single) Keyboards
1988 Back to Ozz (Single) Keyboards
1990 Speak of the Devil (Video) Keyboards
(show all)


Keyboards (1994-1999)


Keyboards (1978-1981)

1979 Since You Been Gone (Single) Keyboards
1979 Down to Earth Keyboards
1980 All Night Long (Single) Keyboards
1980 Monsters of Rock (Split) Keyboards (track 5)
1981 Jealous Lover (Single) Keyboards
1981 Magic / Freedom Fighter (Single) Keyboards
1981 Can't Happen Here (Single) Keyboards
1981 I Surrender (Single) Keyboards
1981 Difficult to Cure Keyboards
1981 The Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Keyboards
1993 Purple Rainbows (Split) Keyboards
1997 The Very Best of Rainbow (Compilation) Keyboards (tracks 8-12)
2001 Universal Masters Collection (Compilation) Keyboards (tracks 1, 3, 4, 13)
2003 Winning Combinations (Split) Keyboards
2015 Denver 1979 (Live album) Keyboards
2015 Long Island 1979 - Down to Earth Tour (Live album) Keyboards
2015 Down to Earth Tour 1979 (Live album) Keyboards
2016 Monsters of Rock: Live at Donington 1980 (Live album) Keyboards
2016 Boston 1981 (Live album) Keyboards
(show all)




Keyboards (1993)


Keyboards (2000-2001)

The Cage


1998 The Cage Keyboards

The Company of Snakes


Deep Purple

Keyboards, Organ (2001)

Graham Bonnet


Micky Moody


The Snakes


Uli Jon Roth


Uriah Heep

Keyboards (2020)


1990 No Smoke Without Fire Keyboards
1992 Domestic Booty Keyboards

Black Sabbath

1978 Never Say Die! Keyboards

Bruce Dickinson

1990 All the Young Dudes (Single) Keyboards (track 2)
2001 The Best of Bruce Dickinson (Compilation) Keyboards (Disc 2, track 2)


2001 Hypnotica Keyboards (track 5)


1987 Zero Four One Keyboards
1988 Under the Lights (Single) Keyboards

Glenn Tipton

1997 Baptizm of Fire Church organ (track 6)
2006 Give Blood / Paint It Black (Single) Keyboards (track 1)
2006 Edge of the World (Single) Keyboards
2006 Edge of the World Keyboards

Graham Bonnet Band

2022 Day Out in Nowhere Keyboards (track 9)

Holy Tide

2019 Aquila Organ (track 11)


2004 The 1996 DEP Sessions Keyboards


2007 Unlocking the Past Keyboards (track 1)
2007 The Gathering (Compilation) Keyboards (track 8)

Judas Priest

1990 A Touch of Evil (Single) Keyboards
1990 Painkiller (Single) Keyboards
1990 Painkiller Keyboards (track 8), Synthesizer (Moog bass)
2001 Demolition Keyboards
2005 Angel of Retribution Keyboards
2008 Visions (Single) Keyboards
2008 Nostradamus EP (Single) Keyboards
2008 Nostradamus Keyboards

Mad Max

2008 Here We Are Keyboards (track 2)


2002 Hero Nation - Chapter Three Keyboards (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6)
2004 As One - Chapter Four Keyboards
2005 Demons of Insanity - Chapter Five Keyboards
2006 Metalian Attack Part Two (Video) Menu music


2000 Hourglass Keyboards (tracks 3, 10)

Paul Di'Anno

1999 The Masters (Compilation) Keyboards

Persian Risk

2012 Once a King Keyboards
2014 Who Am I? Keyboards


2011 Call to Arms Keyboards (track 4), Keyboard solo (track 8)


1986 Hypnotized (Single) Keyboards
1986 Comin' Out Fighting Keyboards
1987 Rebel Yell (Single) Keyboards


2013 Cry Wolf Keyboards (track 4)
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Added on: 2011-04-10 07:13:56 Last modified on: 2023-09-23 10:21:52
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