Very Best of Led Zep
JOHN VERITY was born and educated in Bradford, Yorkshire, and began his musical career in the early 1960's playing in bands in his native Yorkshire & beyond... By 1969 John was living and working in the US, with the first ever line-up of the John Verity Band doing prestigious support slots with many of the big names of the day including Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat & Janis Joplin. On his return to England in 1971, John secured a contract to record his first solo album for ABC/Probe records, \'John Verity Band\', which was released in the spring of 1972. Whilst on tour promoting the album, JV was spotted by Rod Argent who was looking for new lead vocalist for his band following the departure of Russ Ballard. John eventually joined Argent in 1973 and there followed a period of intense recording and touring until the band decided to come off the road in 1976. Argent never did go back on the road, and decided to disband, at which point John became involved with various new projects both as Artist & Record Producer. First of all along with Bob Henrit & Jim Rodford from Argent, he formed Phoenix, which soon signed to CBS records. The band recorded 3 albums & toured Europe before disbanding amicably when Jim Rodford joined the Kinks, and John & Bob joined Charlie to record an album with RCA Records. John produced the Phoenix albums, & Charlie album as well as the first Saxon album and Motorhead sessions during this time, and decided to divide his time between session work and record production.... JV missed the excitement of live work though, and soon re-formed the John Verity Band. Since then, in addition to his work with the Band, John has been gigging & working in recording studios throughout the world, producing, playing guitar, or singing with diverse acts including Motorhead, Tank, Ringo Starr, Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Mike Berry, Dave Berry, Brian Connolly, John Parr, John Coghlan, The Searchers, Mike Rutherford (of Genesis), Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Zombies, & Michael Schenker - just to mention a few. JV has recorded/toured consistently - catch up by checking out www.johnverity.com Meanwhile, listen to JV & friends Dave Kinley and John Clark having fun jamming around with their favourite Led Zep tracks - get a listen to them in 'Heavy Plant Crossing' guise - just for fun!!!