John Verity Band
Performing: John Verity Band
Doors Open: 7:00PM
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In his long career, John Verity has supported legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin, has played with Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Keith Emerson, Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford and was lead vocalist and guitarist in the rock group Argent from 1973 to 1976.
John formed the group Phoenix with Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford, both ex- Argent personnel, and produced 3 albums, also producing albums for Charlie and Saxon. Phoenix eventually broke up and John spent the next few years recording and producing with artists including Motorhead, Tank, Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Brian Connolly, John Parr, BowWowWow and The Searchers until late 1981, when PRT Records persuaded him to record a new album under his own name.
The 1982 album ‘Verity’ was highly-acclaimed in the UK, Europe and the US. Two subsequent albums were also well-received and, having turned down offers to join MSG, Ted Nugent and Asia, John recorded with the Zombies, before touring with John Coghlan (Status Quo) in Diesel.
In 1994, John guested at the Manchester Festival “Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary” concert, alongside Sonny Curtis, Frankie Miller and Rory Gallagher, and in 2000 John opened for the Jools Holland Sex, Jazz and Rock ’n’ Roll tour at Manchester opera House, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Albert Hall.
His latest album ‘It’s A Mean Old Scene’ was released in December 2011 to more critical acclaim:
"Well seasoned chops from a Brit Bluesman - A veteran who shared stages with Hendrix, Mountain and others - John Verity returns to record some updated takes on blues standards such as Hoochie Coochie Man, and The Thrill is Gone. The tunes are familiar, so the star attraction here is Verity's unhurried, classy phrasing on his fat-toned Fret-King Super 60. It’s interesting how he phrases his vocal in a similar way to his guitar licks-creating a call and response interplay between the two that heightens each track. Classic blues guitar with a twist of forward thinking” ~ Jamie Dickson, Guitarist Magazine, Feb 2012.
His credentials as a guitarist, producer and singer / songwriter, today make him one of the leading lights of Rock and Blues. 2014 sees the release of newly recorded material.
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