JV Plays the HRH blues at Sheffield O2
Stop Press : JV played a fantastic set at the HRH Blues event, including an 'unplugged' session in the VIP room.
JV also recorded an interview for HRH TV. We'll post pictures and video as soon as we get them.
Line-up John Verity, Bernie Marsden, The Yardbirds, Dr Feelgood, Ten Years After, Javier Vargas & the Vargas Blues, Pat McManus, The Graveltones, Pig Iron, Pontus Snibb, the Tasmanian Devil aka Rob Tognoni, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, and Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men.
John Verity - My Religion - CD Album
Brand new for 2016! Available Now Buy NOW from CCNOW
10 new tracks on the CD version - We listened to our friends and have, hopefully, delivered what you were asking for...
You loved the guest appearances from the Amazing Bianca Kinane on 'Tone Hound' and selected UK shows so here she is again, featured on lead vocal for a brand new arrangement of 'Chain of Fools', as well as lots of background vocals across the rest of the album. Bianca will, again be appearing with us on UK shows this year... You asked for up-to-date versions of some of the songs featured in our live set, and here they are - 'Prove Your Love', Cocaine' and 'Going Down'. The title track 'My Religion' is a brand new song. You've been asking for more original material and during a pretty prolific period I was able to come up with lots for this album. 'My Religion', 'Hope For the Best', The Devils Music', 'Farkhunda' & 'Oh Why' and 'Prove Your Love' are all JV songs...
As always, I was able to call upon some wonderful musician friends to help put together best recordings possible - Bob Skeat, Mark Griffiths and Jamie Mallender on bass. Ian Gibbons, and Tom Wilson on keyboards. Max Milligan on slide guitar. Lee Vernon on blues harp. Chis White & Viv Boucherat on background/choir vocals.
For the technically minded, you'll be pleased to hear that the whole thing was recorded at 96k/24bit, and sounds absolutely spiffing!!
Photography, design and cover art were taken care of by Marc Sinclair - a master at work!
JV Signature Fret King
Here's the JV page from the new Fret King catalogue (thats how we spell it in the UK!) Click on it to peruse the whole catalogue :).
We've been putting finishing touches to the various promo elements needed. First off I made a visit to the Northwest Guitar Show in Liverpool and guested with the excellent Gav Coulson Group to play four JV tunes on the performance stage., The guys played a blinder - Gav you're brilliant bro'!!
My guitar is getting nicely played in now - Trev Sho' got it right!! Watch the Video :)
The official Fret King promo video for the guitar is here !!
JV Back in the charts!
IT JUST GETS BETTER!!!
We started 2013 with being voted the 'Best Blues Performance'
We ended 2013 with a return to the charts!!
'Its a Mean Old Scene' peaked at #6 in the Amazon Download chart (Blues). Excellent!!
There's still time to get it higher -
THEN - 2014 'Tone Hound' was our most successful album to date - available everywhere!
Until of course Xmas came early and we ended 2014 with a NUMBER 1 in the Amazon download chart with 'Got The Blues For Xmas'
Don't forget - you NEED your copy for next Xmas if you don't already have it!! :-)
It's a Mean Old Scene - special edition
It's A Mean Old Scene Special Edition of JVs latest chart album is available NOW.
How about giving a copy as a gift - with a personal message from JV.
Just enter the text/information in the notes section of your shopping cart and it will be done...
This new version of the CD is the same price as the regular version :)
The special edition contains the original 10 tracks plus 4 extras - 3 taken from previous albums and one new track recorded especially for this package:
Hoochie Coochie Man. Dust My Broom. The Thrill Is Gone. Crossroads. You Shook Me. I'd Rather Go Blind. Reconsider Baby. Come In My Kitchen. Rollin' & Tumblin'. Leo Had It Right. Say Why. Too Hot To Hug. Stay With Me. Walkin' The Blues.
Don't forget to request your special message on the cover - to your special one on a special occasion?
GUITARIST MAGAZINE FEB 2012 ISSUE (reviewed by Jamie Dickson):
"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.
Its 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"
There's more but you'll have to buy the mag!!
Leo had it right - the music video
Here it is, the finished article, the video for Leo had it right -
Thanks to Rob Collins at Definition Films for doing a great job -
but most of all thanks to Leo Fender for a lifetime of inspiration,
including the inspiration to write and record this song.
Available now on CD via our merchandise section and for download too -
but first just watch the video - filmed right here in beautiful Cardington UK!
Tell your friends about us - spread the word: Leo Had It Right!!
NOW available on 3-Track CD, see Merchandise Page
Download Leo, and other JV music here:
JV Signature Guitar has arrived!
It's in the shops folks!
The Fret King Black Label Corona JV Signature guitar.
See JV with The Guitar here:
See this video!
Tone Hound on the last train to Corona
The release of the latest CD from JV , A Tone Hound on the last train to Corona is available now!
'Tone Hound' downloads - in a number of formats including mp3 here:
Why Tone Hound? And why Corona?
In the making of this album I went to great lengths to ensure integrity of the audio.
My amps were built by hand, have the best components and use valves. My guitars were designed and built especially for me, are kept in great shape and use vintage formula electronics. Every device in my set-up is chosen to have no detrimental effect on the tone of my guitars. As soon as my guitar strings show any signs of deterioration they are changed for new ones. I use the finest microphones, and keep the signal path as short as possible. I recorded digitally at the highest sampling rates and the album is available both as a CD and for download at extended sample rates for those who need that little extra.
I try not to let any of this affect the performance - the first take is often the best but the preparation is vital. Is that microphone really in the right place?
Because of all this, a good friend of mine thinks I’m a Tone Hound! Oh, and Corona?...
Well when I see this word I think of renewal, a fresh start, a new beginning...Work it out...
The live JV Band is a 3 Piece. Bob Henrit plays Drums. When Bob is otherwise engaged its either Steve Rodford or John Clark. On Bass it will be Mark Griffiths, or Bob Skeat, or Jim Rodford, or Andy Childs, or Jamie Mallender, or Gav Coulson, or Russell Rodford. Its a fluid line-up. Every one of these guys plays great and each line-up is subtly different.
- JV, from the sleeve notes