The John Verity Band
John Verity began his music career in the early 1960's, playing guitar in various local groups around his home town of Bradford, Yorkshire, until he was offered a full time gig with a pro band the ‘Richard Kent Style’. Soon gigging – sometimes twice a night, 7 nights a week all across the UK and Europe, the band became tight in the way that only a hard working band can.
Whilst on tour promoting the album, JV was spotted by Rod Argent who was looking for new lead vocalist for his band following the departure of Russ Ballard. John eventually joined Argent late in 1973 and there followed a period of intense recording and touring until the band decided to come off the road late in 1976. Argent never did go back on the road, and decided to disband, at which point John became involved with various new projects both as Artist and Record Producer.
First of all, along with Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford he formed Phoenix, which soon signed to CBS records. The original line-up recorded the first album and toured Europe before recruiting Ray Minhinnet to share the guitar-playing duties in time for the second album scheduled for release on Rocket Records. During this time Jim Rodford left to join the Kinks, and the line-up remained a 3 piece for the recording of In Full View for Charisma Records. John produced the Phoenix albums and co-produced the Charlie album ‘Good Morning America’ as well as the first Saxon album during this time, and decided to divide his time between sessions and record production whilst Bob Henrit teamed up with Jim Rodford once again by joining the Kinks.
Fast forward to May 2016 and the release of 'My Religion'. Surely JV's strongest to date, with 6 of JV's own songs together with 4 of his favourite covers. For the first time in ages, this JV album is released on Vinyl - a double album with bonus tracks in a gatefold sleeve.
2017 looks like being JV and the Band's busiest year to date with shows across the length and breadth of the UK.
As with 2016 the focus in the New Year will be on shows in the UK, in order to consolidate the progress made during the previous year. Any spare time will be spent in the studio writing/recording for the next JV album, scheduled for spring 2018...
Harry & the Hendersons
Harry & the Hendersons are a 7-piece Glaswegian outfit featuring a menagerie of instruments that come together creating a sweet, but unusual, blend of Americana / Country / Folk showcasing impressive vocal harmonies and incredible songwriting ability. This eclectic mix engages an honest, classic approach to songwriting, building a groove that is irresistible.
Matt Gloss & the Emulsions are a young, exciting group of musicians who love nothing more than playing the greatest hits of the past 6 decades to a captive audience! With over 50 years combined performing and touring experience, The Emulsions offer energetic live shows and musical competency in spades. Matt Gloss & the Emulsions line-up consists of; lead male vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. The full line-up also sings backing vocals.
Event: The John Verity Band, Harry & the Hendersons, Matt Gloss & the Emulsions
Date: Friday 9th June 2017
Time : 12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 27th June
Open Mic Night
Friday 30th June
The Matatunes, The Banjo Lounge 4, Dead Broke & Dirty