The next Music Night is on Friday 16th March when we are delighted to welcome to the Club 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 has 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.roger inniss.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 – the fliers are attached and we look forward to seeing you there. Tickets are not being sold in advance – it’s just pay on the door on the night.
Sun. 18th March EQUINOX featuring DUNCAN EAGLES
Sunday Lunchtime Jazz from 12.30pm £7.50
Our next Sunday jazz session a quartet led by drummer Stephane Booroff, whose eclectic musical life includesworking with ‘70s pop band Edison Lighthouse, as well as appearing with jazz groups in various London venues. With Stephane will be Nick Cooper (piano), who has played with many well-known names at Ronnie Scott’s, Bull’s Head and all the top London venues, as well as on BBC Radio 2 jazz shows, and Phil Berry (bass). The quartet also features special guest Duncan Eagles, a saxophonist who is a rising star of the jazz world and whose albums have received critical acclaim. Duncan leads his own band Partikel and is resident at London’s Hideaway club. This is a great opportunity to see a leading and innovative personality on the contemporary British jazz scene, and there is a lot of interesting information and videos at www.duncaneagles.com.
Fri. 13th April THE NASHVILLE TEENS £7.50
We welcome back one of the great names from the ‘60s who had two memorable Top Ten hits in 1964 with “Tobacco Road” and “Google Eye”. They have played storming gigs to kick off the last four years, but were unable to do their usual New Year show this year so we’re delighted to have them back again this year to usher in the new cricket season. The line-up features their original lead singer Ray Phillips, who has had an unbroken half-century career with the band, as well as making solo records and performing with other line-ups like the British Invasion All-Stars with members of The Yardbirds, Creation and Downliners Sect. With him in the current Nashville Teens is a line-up of seasoned performers, including Colin Pattenden, member of Manfred Mann’s Earth band when they had their big hits back in the 70s, on bass, with Simon Spratley of The Ian Campbell Blues Band on keyboards, Ken Osborn from Levee Camp Moan on guitar, Adam Russel on harmonica and Adrian ‘Spud’ Metcalf on drums. It will be another night of classic ‘60s R&B, featuring in Ray one of the great voices of the beat era. More info at www.Nashville-Teens.com