John Verity began his music career in the early 1960's, playing guitar in various local groups around his home town of Bradford, Yorkshire, until he was offered a full time gig with a pro band the ‘Richard Kent Style’. Soon gigging – sometimes twice a night, 7 nights a week all across the UK and Europe, the band became tight in the way that only a hard working band can.
‘My first band with a real rhythm section (Al Powell on drums & Harvey Rose on bass) that sounded to me, as good as the American records we tried to emulate. The band was a six piece complete with brass section, and soon in addition to the R&B material in the set there was some Chicago Blues to get my teeth into - amazing!’
Adam Moss played his first proper gig at the age of fourteen.
Early influences were his elder brother James - who plays bass in a pro band, and others such as Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner and Jack Johnson. In fact seeing Newton Faulkner live in concert is what really spurred Adam on to be a performing musician.
Late one night Adam was listening to BBC Radio and heard that JV was interested in hearing from young singer songwriters looking to further their careers and he contacted the presenter, Sue Marchant and an appearance on her show resulted in a deal with VaVoom Records.
There followed a number of intense bursts of creativity in the studio, resulting in 2 albums - both released on VaVoom, and produced by JV
Max adds enthusiasm and precision to his musical talent, to produce beautiful music both on his own and in collaboration with like minded souls...
Max Milligan has been a performing guitarist since 1973 when he formed his first rock band GONDOLIN, he gained experience in playing many styles of music with members of the Royal Air Force Southern Band based in Henlow playing various festivals and functions on airbases with The Frontliners "These guys were serious musicians and great to be around, nothing was too much trouble to explain whether it was basic theory or jazz harmony". This led him to be chosen as the resident guitarist at The Nite Spot, a 650 seat theatre on the Bedford embankment.
Ashley Jane Welberry is a young singer / songwriter from Hertfordshire. She has been playing the piano since the age of 10 and singing since a toddler.
With an array of different musical influences including artists such as Tori Amos and Fleetwood Mac, Ashley's music appeals to a wide variety of listeners.
Ashley spent months lookig for the right musicians to accompany her at her LP launch at The Stables in Wavendon, near Milton Keynes. The resulting line-up consisting Ashley on Lead Vocals and Keyboards, Laura Seddon on Cello, Cassie Hodgson on Violin and backing vocals, Matt Allen on Guitar and Jamie Oram on Percussion proved to be a huge success in front of a capacity audience. A fitting launch for Ashley's debut.
She's a diminutive 24-year old white girl from North Wales who has helped turn roots and blues music into a cool, swinging fusion that's both classic and stylishly modern.
It's two years on from Cherry's first blues effort, the critically acclaimed Little Girl Blue, which helped introduce a whole new audience to the dynamic sound of Cherry Lee Mewis, firmly securing Cherry's place as one of the rising stars on the UK Blues scene today, taking her music from the tiny clubs of Bedford, to festivals in the UK and Europe, such as Italy's Tropea Blues Festival, Shetland Blues Festival, The Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival and Cambridge Rock Festival, naming just a few.