Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born 3 September 1960) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure.[1] He was briefly the bassist for Love Amongst Ruin.

Perry Bamonte
Birth namePerry Archangelo Bamonte
Born (1960-09-03) 3 September 1960 (age 59)
London, England
GenresPunk rock, post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock, new wave
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, synthesizer, piano, bass guitar, marimba, recorder
Associated actsThe Cure, Love Amongst Ruin


Born in London, England, Bamonte first joined The Cure as a musician in 1990, replacing Roger O'Donnell on keyboards, who abruptly quit after the Prayer Tour. He was originally a guitar tech for the band starting with the album, “The Top” in 1984. He was considered an obvious choice to replace O'Donnell as keyboard player but later took up the role of playing dual lead guitar alongside singer Robert Smith following the departure of Porl Thompson in 1993 Bamonte 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" from Wish, "This Is a Lie" from Wild Mood Swings, and "Anniversary" from The Cure. He also appeared on the live albums Paris and Show as well as Trilogy.

In 2005 it was reported that he and Daryl were abruptly fired from The Cure along with Roger O'Donnell, and quickly replaced by Porl Thompson. This was denied by Bamonte in an interview with The Daily Telegraph in 2018, where he said "I wasn’t fired as is reported on the internet, and we’re still good friends."[2] He claims that his brother’s departure from the band placed a strain on his relationship with Robert Smith "To the point where we were no longer talking."[citation needed]

In September 2012, he was revealed as the bassist for London band Love Amongst Ruin to help them tour their second album Lose Your Way.[3]

Barmonte still[when?] occasionally collaborates with other musicians.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother, Daryl Bamonte, has also worked with The Cure as their tour manager, he also toured managed Depeche Mode. Bamonte also has a sister named Carla.[citation needed]

A lifelong passionate fly fisherman, Bamonte currently works as an artist and illustrator for the quarterly magazine Fly Culture.[citation needed]


The Cure


  1. ^ Peter (EDT) Buckley (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough GuidesMusic/Songbooks. ISBN 1-84353-105-4.
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  3. ^ "Working hard, rehearsing hard. We can... - Love Amongst Ruin". Facebook. Retrieved 24 August 2014.

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