The next Music Night at Sunbury Cricket Club falls on Friday 16th March when the Club is delighted to welcome for the first time THE JOHN VERITY BAND for what promises to be a great night of rocking blues. John is the former front man of Argent , taking over that role from Russ Ballard in 1973, and was later a member of CBS-signed band Phoenix with the late Jim Rodford of The Zombies and Argent, as well as producing albums by Charlie and Saxon during that time. In subsequent years he worked as a session and touring musician with many top names as well as producing other artists, and made a highly-acclaimed solo album “Interrupted Journey”. His career CV is packed with performances and recordings in illustrious company.
In recent years John returned to performing under his own name, drawing his band from a pool of excellent musicians - the line-up for this show is John Verity (guitar/vocals), Roger Inniss (bass guitar – see his web site at www.rogerinniss.com for his extensive top flight background) and Liam James Gray (drums – more info at www.ljgdrums.com). John appeared last year at the Southern Guitar Show at Kempton Park, to demonstrate his JV Signature guitar, and the audience implored him to get a gig at a venue in the area, so we are happy to oblige. This show is one of over 40 dates he is playing in the UK this year, and it is already generating significant interest. There’s full information and fascinating background on his web site at www.johnverity.com, with videos of ‘live’ performances, so you can get a good taste what you’re going to enjoy on the night. Food will be available as usual. To see flier, click here:
One other thing you should know about – Mark Doyle, a great Music Night supporter, who supplies our PA system when we need one, as well as being a member of The Chain Gang, is promoting events at the nearby Hammond Theatre at Hampton School, starting with the legendary Georgie Fame on Friday April 20 which promises to be a great evening. Tickets are available here. You can find out about Mark’s future events by signing up for the mailing list here: mailchi.mp/1c4678cf22cb/mcd-concerts.