Dio Disciples @Count’s Vamp’d 6-29-18

Dio Disciples: Count’s Vamp’d 6-29-18

By: Leah Burlington #LiveWithLeah2018

Dio Disciples are three of five members of the Dio band from back in the day, which is Scott Warren, Craig Goldy and Simon Wright, along with bassist Bjorn Englen, Tim Owens, Oni Logan and sometimes Mark Boals on vocals. Dio had many band members come and go over the years, but Dio Disciples are officially sanctioned by Wendy Dio, Ronnie’s wife. I just learned that Tim “Ripper” Owens, Oni Logan, Craig Goldy, Bjorn Englen, Scott Warren and Simon Wright are expected to start studio sessions in the near future for an original album as well as a new and improved Ronnie James Dio hologram.

I had an amazing time at the Dio Disciples show! It’s always great to see these guys do all the legendary Dio songs and really great to see my friend Bjorn Englen and Tim “Ripper” Owens slaying onstage again. It’s has been a few years since I have seen them. The whole band was super tight and they kicked ass with so much great energy and talent! Tim sang his ass off and still sounds amazing!! It was a killer set as always and they always bring the wonderful energy of Ronnie with them back to the stage. You can really feel him when they play his music. I really miss seeing Dio live…

The band came out after the show and signed everything and posed for photos. These guys learned from the best. Ronnie James Dio. That is how he was. Kind and generous to all his fans, interested in what people had to say and he never let a fan down. Craig, Scott, Simon, Tim and Bjorn, were all gracious to us. Thanks guys!!! We all had a blast!! Thank you Dio Disciples for coming to rock the stage again at Count’s Vamp’d!!!


Also in the July issue of “Sin City’ Presents Magazine!!

  • Client: Dio Disciples
  • Year: 2018
  • Agency: Photography of Leah Burlington