Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician
best known for his work with The Cure.
LIFE AND WORK
Perry first joined the band in 1990, replacing Roger O'Donnell on keyboards. He later took up the role of playing dual lead guitar alongside singer Robert Smith following the departure of Porl Thompson in 1993. Perry helped to produce the albums Wish, Wild Mood Swings, Bloodflowers, and The Cure. He has been credited for writing the music for the songs "Trust" off Wish, "This Is a Lie" off Wild Mood Swings, and "Anniversary" off The Cure. Perry also appeared on the live albums Paris and Show as well as Trilogy. His
younger brother, Daryl Bamonte, has also worked with The
Cure as their tour manager and also Depeche Mode
in the same manner. (Perry also has a sister named Carla.)
In 2005, he and Daryl were abruptly fired from The Cure
along with Roger O'Donnell, and quickly replaced by Porl
Thompson. In his first public interview since then, Perry said that he does not know the reason
for his departure and he prefers not to dwell on it. He also signaled that he is ready to move on.
Perry is left-handed, a feature that distinguishes
him from Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, and Porl Thompson in a photograph on the record
sleeve of Show that shows all four of them brandishing a guitar or bass during a live performance.