An amazing year!
We've had the pleasure to work with some amazing musicians again throughout 2016 - here's to more of the same as we approach an exciting New Year...
Here are some pics of the varying lineups - Longest serving first!!
My Old Mucker Mr Henrit. Over 40 years sharing the same stage/studio with many more to come - we hope!
We first worked together with Argent of course, then Phoenix and just about every JV recording since - including the Christmas CDs!
Here's Bob enjoying our Christmas recordings!!!
New to the JV Band lineup in 2016, but John worked with us on 'Phoenix' way back. Welcome back John!
Eldest son of JVs former partner in crime with Argent and Phoenix Jim Rodford, Steve first worked with us on 'Interrupted Journey' and the tour that supported that album, Steve has recorded and gigged with us regularly since including some dates in 2016. Current regular band is the Zombies.
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Featured bassist on 'My Religion' and many previous JV albums. JV and Griff also play Unplugged dates together - Griff is a fabulous guitarist as well as a first class bassist. A very talented chap:-)
Featured bassist on 'My Religion', Bob's main band is Wishbone Ash but he always finds the time to join us for a few dates each year..
Yet another Rodford!
Russell plays both JV Band and Unplugged dates, on bass. Russell is also a talented guitar player often seen working with Jim & Steve in their band 'The Rodford Files'
A fellow 'Fret King' player, Jamie has his own band 'Swear Box' but still finds time to work with us - also a featured bassist on 'My Religion'.
Jamie is one of the hardest working musicians we know - hard to catch at times but we have him for plenty of shows in 2017:-)
Liam James Gray
He's only 12! (only kidding) Liam is our newest member, another hard working muso guaranteed to go far - but not too far just yet we hope! Lots of JV dates in 2016 with more to come in 2017...
Last but not least!
The only 'non performing' JV Band member.
The lovely Carole Verity (on the right!) holds the whole thing together, booking dates, organising the guys and sorting our merchandise.
HERE'S TO A FANTASTIC 2017!!!
Thanks to Phil Lightwood-Jones, Leigh Tarrant, Trev Earl Simon Dunkerley, Geoff Oldfield, John Bull, and Roger Hubbard for the pics... :-)