Mold Blues & Soul!
A great day in North Wales!
Some lovely shots taken by Pete Benbow...
Yours-truly, Bob Henrit & Jamie Mallender rocking out for the folks at the first Mold Blues & Soul Festival.
Mold Blues and Soul
Here's to more of the same next year... :-)
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
JV Back in the charts!
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 -
Sessions for the new JV album currently going spiffingly!
Watch this space for a release date - hopefully May 2014...
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 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!
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?
Now Available - John Verity Band - Live Live Live! DVD
JV voted 'BEST BLUES PERFORMANCE' here in the UK!
Now available A full-on rockin' blues performance from JV and the Band - Mark Griffiths on bass and Steve Rodford on drums.
The Bands current festival set - recorded in full in concert in the UK.
Filmed by Pete Simmonds, with live sound by Sara Kirkpatrick this is a true, unadulterated look at the JV Band in its current form.
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: