John Verity is the man and musician who is ‘blue to his soul’ and one of the most consistent performers on the blues rock circuit for many years. Opening for Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and others in the US then taking a somewhat different direction with his time as frontman with Argent. After time spent primarily in the studio recording and guesting with, among others, Ringo Starr, The Zombies and Saxon, John is now back on the road with his own band and experiencing a musical renaissance.
The John Verity Band features:-
Guitar/vocals-John Verity, Drums-Liam James Gray and on bass, from a selection of highly accredited players including Roger Inniss (Blues Caravan. Laurence Jones, Joanne Shaw Taylor) and Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash).
‘The minute John started his set with a great soulful intro of the Sonny Boy Williamson ‘Help me’, at the sold out HRH Blues at Sheffield O2 in April 2019, you knew this was going to be something very special. And then John started to sing with probably the best blues voice heard over this weekend’s festival. Later, on hearing John’s version of ‘Star Spangled Banner’ segueing into Purple Haze, I was in musical heaven. After playing a mixture of original material and covers, but in his own inimitable style we were treated to ‘Hold your head up’ and ‘God gave rock and roll to you’ from his days in Argent and this had an explosive reaction from the crowd all singing along. This was the performance of the event, in my opinion, and John and the band smashed it out of the park!’