Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
Time & Location
About The Event
Tickets: £12 in advance/£13 on the door.
For Tickets Phone:
0208 761 9078
Mike Vernon is probably best known as the founder of Britain’s #1 blues record label, Blue Horizon. During the four year period that Blue Horizon was distributed by CBS and Polydor, the label issued around 60 singles and more than 100 albums.
And so to Mike Vernon – the Rhythm & Blues singer! Let the man speak for himself: “I have always loved singing – I was in the local Church Choir when a teenager and then as a vocalist with The Mojo Men – an early blues band of doubtful talent! Then I took two opportunities during the Blue Horizon years to have a go at making solo outings – with mixed success I would have to say. Then came The Olympic Runners – I produced, wrote and performed alongside George Chandler, Pete Wingfield and Joe Jammer. Then in the late 1970s and early 1980s I took on the task of singing the baritone parts with Rocky Sharpe & The Replays. I really miss the ‘buzz’ of working in front of an audience – so here I am, a born again Rhythm & Blues vocalist. I’ve been doing a lot of gigs in Spain and getting tremendous reaction – I’m heading into the studio soon to cut a ‘homage to the R&B Greats of the ‘40s/’50s’ CD and I am ready to rock’n’roll!"
Mike Vernon has handpicked the musicians he will be working with – The Mighty Combo – featuring: Kid Carlos (guitar); Paul Tasker (Saxophone); Matt Little (keyboards); Ian Jennings (upright bass); Mike Hellier (drums).
..."In fact it's a sensational band actually!" Paul Jones - BBC Radio 2.