The John Verity Band
October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
with support TBC
Tickets £10.00 + £1.00 P&P
‘His voice is strong and powerful and his guitar playing precise and skilful. His solos were as good as any I’ve heard, tearing up the fretboard and using the tremolo arm to good effect.’
A real legend comes to The Meeting Room Elland once more in the shape of John Verity, who began his music career in the early 1960s, living and working in the US, doing prestigious support slots with many of the big names of the day including Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown, and Janis Joplin. His first solo album ‘John Verity Band’ for ABC Dunhill/Probe records was released in the spring of 1973.
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.
The next few years were spent in recording studios throughout the world, producing, playing guitar, or doing backup vocals with various acts including Motorhead, Tank, Ringo Starr, Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Brian Connolly, John Parr, BowWowWow and The Searchers amongst many others.
At the 1994 Manchester Festival ‘Fender Stratocaster 40th Anniversary’ concert, John guested along with many rock legends past and present including Sonny Curtis, Frankie Miller and Rory Gallagher. He always said that live work was his first love and that holds as true today as ever. After playing the Cambridge Rock Festival in the summer of 2009 JV and the band went into the studio once more – The resulting recordings were released April 2010: VERITY – A Phoenix Still Rising… yet another stage in his amazing journey.
Tickets will be in hot demand – book yours now!