News: JOHN VERITY UK dates and interview (August 2016)

On Sunday 14 August, John Verity was special guest in The Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.

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John Verity

John Verity began his music career in the early 1960′s, supported Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the USA with his early band Tunnel, and secured a deal with ABC Dunhill/Probe Records.  His album ‘John Verity Band’ was released in 1973.

Whilst on tour promoting the album, Verity was spotted by Rod Argent who was looking for a new lead vocalist for his band following the departure of Russ Ballard.  He joined the band Argent in 1973 and stayed until 1976.

After this time, Verity formed Phoenix with Argent rhythm section Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford and made two albums before following a twin career of co-producer (Charlie, Saxon etc) and solo musician/sessionist working with artists such as Colin Blunstone, Brian Connolly (Sweet) and John Parr.

Verity’s latest solo album ‘My Religion’ features originals and favourite covers and has also been released on vinyl with a bonus track.

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra chatted to John for his “Feature” show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in August 2016, discussing his career and the new album.  This show was first broadcast on 14 August and is repeated on Thursday 18 August at 23:00 GMT.

UK Tour dates

Friday August 19th-Blakeney Harbour Rooms, Norfolk.
Saturday August 20th-The Meeting Room at Elland, West Yorks.
Friday September 16th Barrington Theatre, Ferndown, Dorset.
Sunday September 18th The Diamond at Sutton in Ashfield, Notts.
Saturday October 8th- Barleston Village Hall, Nr Stoke ST12 9AA
Thursday October 20th- Blues Bar at Tring
Saturday October 22nd – Weston Super Mare Pier (in support of Teenage Cancer Trust)
Friday November 11th – Bingley Arts Centre
Friday 18th November, Silverdale Hotel, nr Grange Over Sands
Saturday November 19th – True Blues Club, Newton-le-Willows WA12 9LW
Sunday November 20th – Clowne Rock & Blues, Nr Chesterfield S43 4PL. tickets on door. 9pm show.
Friday November 25th Newcastle Rock & Blues Club NE12 9AR
Sunday 27th November – Basement (City Screen) York
Friday December 9th JV’s early Xmas celebration! @ Cardington Village Hall

David Randall presents a weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sundays at 22:00 BST (GMT+1, repeated on Mondays and Fridays), when he invites listeners to ‘Assume The Position’. This show was first broadcast on 23 August 2020.

UK Blues Broadcaster of the Year (2020) Pete Feenstra presents his weekly Rock & Blues Show on Tuesday at 19:00 ( BST, GMT+1) as part of a five hour blues rock marathon “Tuesday is Bluesday at GRTR!”. The show is repeated on Wednesdays at 22:00, Fridays at 20:00). This show was first broadcast 25 August 2020.

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Featured Albums w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 PERFECT PLAN Time For A Miracle (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 OVERLAND Scandalous (Escape Music)
14:00-16:00 ANNIE DRESSNER Coffee At The Corner Bar (indie)

Power Plays w/c 14 September (Mon-Fri)

GALLOWS CIRCUS Medicine Man (indie)
ROY ZIV Currents (indie)
NOVATINES Honey (indie)
KILFEATHER Never Stop (indie)
VANILLA FUDGE Immigrant Song (Golden Robot Records)
BROKEN MACHINE Sweet Mary Jane (indie)

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