R.I.P Russ, you will never be forgotten.
DIIO (pronounced D-2-O) is the ultimate tribute to the Master Of Metal, Ronnie James Dio.
The idea for DIIO goes back a few years to a gig on Rhodes with Hi On Maiden and Sack Sabbath and a long standing friendship between Matt Duggan (Ronnie) and Russ Saxton (Vivian) coupled with a mutual admiration of the immortal RJD.
One drunken evening the plan was cemented and DIIO was formed in the summer of 2016 with the addition of Tony Clark (Jimmy) and Pete Mather (Vinnie) on bass and drums, the ultimate DIO tribute was born.
All four members are veterans of the tribute circuit and have played (and still play) in some of the most respected outfits in the UK.
As well as all the classics from RJD’s solo career, DIIO also plays the very best cuts from his time in Rainbow and Black Sabbath.
Expect to hear classics including Holy Diver, Don’t Talk To Strangers, Heaven and Hell, Neon Knights, Stargazer, Kill The King and many, many more all delivered with precision and attention to detail that is second to none.