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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
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Saturday 7th September
The John Verity Band
By the spring of 1970 the Kent Style had morphed into ‘Tunnel’. Living and working in the US, doing prestigious support slots with many of the big names of the day including Jimi Hendrix (July 5th 1970 – 2 days after JV’s 21st birthday), Mountain, Canned Heat, Savoy Brown, and Janis Joplin.
Very soon, Tunnel would morph into the very first John Verity Band, formed in Miami later that year.
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.
JV Band gigs have continued, with
different line-ups chosen from a shortlist of fine musicians. At
the 1994 Manchester Festival "Fender Stratocaster 40th
Anniversary" concert, JV guested, along with many Rock
Legends past and present including Sonny Curtis,
Frankie Miller and Rory Gallagher.
Johns performance of "Stay With Me Baby" was one of the high spots
of the evening, bringing the capacity crowd at the Manchester Free
Trade Hall to its feet!
JV has continued to perform and record
with more than 30 albums to his credit to date.
This man is
a legend - do not miss this coup in the club's impressive history
of booking the best in the business.
More at :
Tickets : £12 (£10 for members)
Kings Head Ground,
off Station Road,
More information about Cwmbran RFC can be found at
click the Gig Guide page for forthcoming bands.
The aim of the Borough Blues Club is to promote Rhythm & Blues and its related forms in the South Wales area by organising performance nights with good blues acts and by means of workshop, educational and outreach activities.
Live gigs are held, usually on the first Saturday in each month (check this website for details) at Cwmbran Rugby Club and feature the best local and regional bands as well as appearances by established blues stars, where this can be arranged.
Membership of the Borough Blues Club, which runs from April until March each year, is still just £5 per annum, benefits include reduced admission, loyalty bonus and priority booking for all gigs as well as Email alerts.
To join, please come to a gig night and fill in a form or send a completed Membership Form by post to:
35 Pettingale Road,
enclose a cheque made out to Borough Blues Club for £5 per
person or £8 per couple.
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