All Change!!! .... OK, what are we going to do to keep the wheels on this thing? Well, I'm not the kind of guy who gives up without a fight so here's my brand new project.
Check it out, I'm really excited about it - it's something I've been meaning to do for years but not got around to. It's a great way to keep in touch with our fans during these crazy times and a way for me to keep solvent until things turn around, though it will of course be an ongoing project. Most of the stuff I'll be sharing via Backstage Passes will be exclusive. Live Videos, chats, recordings, tips and tricks, and opportunities to recommend material for recordings and the live show.
We've created a Private Facebook Group for doing exclusive live streams available only to those with a JV Backstage Pass. Time to build our own community!
Once we get back on the road there'll be special exclusive band performances and backstage antics, plus VIP access to soundchecks/meet and greet. Like a lot of our fellow musicians we've taken quite a hit over the last week or so... On the way home from what was to be our final show for some time at the Dumfries Festival Scotland, Carole's 'phone rang constantly with promotors cancelling shows. By the time we arrived home some time later, most of our work for the next couple of months was gone. Since then most of our work for the rest of 2020 has gone.
If you haven't already, please buy the latest album, Passion using the link below, you don't need a paypaI account and can use just about any credit card (as long as it's yours :) I believe this album is my best work so far, I'm really proud of it and don't want it to go to waste.
I refuse to let this crisis get to me - come on, let's get together!!
'Blue to my Soul' is JV's 20th album since the 'Argent' days and finds John once again in the company of some great musicians, continuing along his chosen path of blues flavoured originals and covers. As ever, the music is powerful yet soulful, mixing UK style guitar blues influences with strong choruses, and lyrics bound to make you smile and perhaps even make you cry...
'Blue to my Soul' comprises six JV originals together with four covers, three of which are already in the JV Band live set, plus an acoustic version of Alabama Blues, featuring Max Milligan on guitar.
The rest of the album features: Steve Rodford or Liam James Gray on drums. Bob Skeat, Roger Inniss, John Gordon or Jamie Mallender on bass. Jamie Pipe, Bob Fridzema, or Ian Gibbons on keyboards. Bianca Kinane or Jayne Tretton on background vocals. The CD is recorded, mixed and mastered entirely at 101 Recorders, Cardington UK.
An amazing year!
We've had the pleasure to work with some amazing musicians again throughout 2016 - here's to more of the same as we approach an exciting New Year...
Here are some pics of the varying lineups - Longest serving first!!
My Old Mucker Mr Henrit. Over 40 years sharing the same stage/studio with many more to come - we hope!
We first worked together with Argent of course, then Phoenix and just about every JV recording since - including the Christmas CDs!
"Blue To My Soul is, an album that, as its title reinforces, plays from where John Verity’s musical heart and soul lie, but with a more varied menu that flits between full on blues, radio friendly hooks and a couple of stylistically different offerings." - Ross Muir FabricationsHQ
"It is rare to find music so complete, so perfectly layered and multi-faceted as that contained on this record." - Sunmouse Amazon Review
"John's guitar playing is a joy, whether it be soulful acoustic or driving amplified in style. What marks him out from others, to my ears at least, is his timing and feel which are close to perfection." - Peter H Amazon Review
"This album was clearly made with love, by a man with a voice from out of this world....and guitar playing that blows your mind!" - Temp20148 Amazon Review
Here's a quick look at the new JV Signature guitar in GOLD!!
At the moment this is the one and only Gold 'JV' - currently gracing stages the length and breadth of the UK...
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