Live Music

John Verity Rocks Backstage

John Verity Rocks Backstage

John Verity and his Band played a blinding GIG here at Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross on Sat 10th Oct. The Band have been coming up to play for David Mundell/Mundell Music for a number of years. They just keep getting better and better!

Some wonderful songs and hats off to his Band with Bob Henrit on Drums (Ex Argent & Kinks) and Jamie Mallender on Bass, and of course  with John on Guitar. Songs included Rocky Mountain Way, Cocaine, Hold Your Head Up, Purple Haze and Old Time Rock And Roll to name but a few!

Biography

John Verity began his music career in the early 1960’s. Playing guitar in various local bands around his home town of Bradford, Yorkshire, John was eventually offered a full time gig. This was with a band which was backing various visiting US pop acts, as well as Decca Records UK acts when they toured. The earliest incarnations of the John Verity Band supported legends such as Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin. He was quickly signed up as the replacement for Argent’s Russ Ballard after Ballard quit the band in 1972.

When Argent disbanded in 1976, John put together an outfit called Phoenix with bassist Jim Rodford (later to join The Kinks). He then spent a few years producing, playing guitar or providing backing vocals for various acts including Motorhead, Ringo Starr, Russ Ballard, Brian Connolly, John Parr, BowWowWow and The Searchers. More solo albums followed, with Verity dividing his time between his solo career and recording. JV  toured with Keith Emerson (ELP), Jools Holland, Mike Rutherford (Genesis), The Zombies and John Coghlan (ex-Status Quo). JV 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 in April 2010.

John Verity Band With Sammy McCullough

John Verity Band With Sammy McCullough

John Verity & Ali Wilson

John Verity & Ali Wilson

Verity Amp

Verity Amp

Verity/Box Of Tricks

Verity/Box Of Tricks

Set List

Set List

 

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