Deep Purple ace pays a visit to the Music Kavern at Xscape Milton Keynes

Keyboard ace Don Airey visited Milton Keynes yesterday.  

He popped into Xscape-based instrument hub the Music Kavern to show his ability, and showcase the new Gem Promega 2 keyboard.

Don has enjoyed decades in the business, working with bands and artists including Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Rainbow and Whitesnake, and many others.

In the 1970s he contributed to the jazz-rock opus, Variations, which remains a staple on the Total MK stereo to this day.

Don is now firmly ensconced in the ranks of Deep Purple.  

The band begins its world tour next week in Bucharest, and will return to the UK in the Autumn.

The tour is called The Long Goodbye, so is this the end of the band?  Don't bet on it.

"That title wasn't our choice.  We thought it would be called Infinite," he said in a nod to the band's current album.