It is with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled later in 2022. Ticket holders have been notified. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Doors 7.30pm. Start 8.00pm. Adv tickets £15. OTD £17.
Amazing Blues Rock Music & Untold Tales of Madness & Mayhem From A Lifetime on the Road by the man who has seen it all.
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.
The John Verity Band features John on guitar and vocals with Liam James Gray on drums. On bass, from a selection of highly accredited players we have Roger Inniss (Blues Caravan. Laurence Jones, Joanne Shaw Taylor) and Bob Skeat (Wishbone Ash). But this event is different…
Starting in 2021 due to the success of road testing a new and rather different format than the usual band line-up, John is pleased to announce that he will be touring ‘An audience with John Verity’ across the country. We are also delighted that Roger Inniss will be with John at these shows.
These events will include music of course, but with personal stories and previously unshared insights from John’s long career over more than fifty years. Hear about John’s time spent with Ringo Starr, Ted Nugent, Michael Schenker, Saxon, Asia, Argent, Phoenix, Searchers and many others.
Audiences are also given the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in a very special and personal occasion.
Here are some comments so far:-
- ‘What a great evening from John and Roger. I didn’t know quite what to expect but it surpassed all my expectations with great music and brilliant yet self-effacing memories from a life in the fast lane’.
- ‘A fantastic Sunday afternoon and early evening with some hilarious stories and perfect music. The guys thoroughly deserved their two encores!’
- ‘A hugely talented guitarist, a genuine rock legend, and engaging stage personality with a nice line in self-deprecation, it is well worth catching John Verity on one of his frequent tours’.
- ‘Nothing compares to seeing JV live as John’s guitar playing and singing are a joy to behold. What marks him out from others is his timing and feel which are close to perfection. Great songs and performances, John not only has a great voice for his material but his exceptional guitar playing almost segues voice and guitar into one.’
- And in conclusion from John:- ‘Whatever I do is always going to have a blues edge and I feel that this is the thread which ties it all together’
This event has been designated an ‘excellence gig’ by CICCIC, which defines the quality of the music and performance you will experience. A night guaranteed to be a memorable one.
John Verity is much loved at CICCIC and we love his music and encourage all to listen to his new album Passion – a superb master at his work with blues and rock and soul in very song: