VERITY: Stay with me baby. Rare 7″. John Verity ex Argent and Phoenix singer. Check audio samples
Country: United Kingdom
Catalogue: LB 1
Date: Oct 1983
Verity ? Stay With Me Baby
Label: PRT Records ? LB 1
Format: Vinyl, 7″,45 RPM
Style: Hard Rock
A1 Stay With Me Baby
This is from his first album, a guitar oriented collection of songs + a very good guitar power ballad: ‘Fallin’
UK artist, but this music is commercial and melodic, specifically oriented to the US market: big arena guitars, anthemic choruses and good doses of keyboards.
A great blend of powerful guitar hard rockers with american AOR, perfectly balanced , skillfully produced, and pretty unknown to the big audience.
Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars : John Verity
Bass : Terry Uttley, David Wintour
Bass Pedals : Mike Rutherford
Drums : Bob Henrit, Steve Rodford
Keyboards : Rod Argent, Andy Clark, Richard Cottle
Backing Vocals : Rod Argent, Russ Ballard,
Chris Norman, Alan Silson, Terry Uttley
When Argent split up, he formed Phoenix with Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford. The band recorded three albums with CBS Records and toured Europe before disbanding. Rodford joined the Kinks, Verity and Henrit joined Charlie, to record an album with RCA Records. Verity produced the Phoenix albums and Charlie album as well as the first Saxon album.
During the early 1980s Verity worked with Brian Connolly (former vocalist with Sweet) in an attempt to launch him as a solo artist. A single, “Hypnotised” was released on Carrere Records in 1982 produced by Verity, and written by Joe Lynn Turner. Verity was part of Connollys backing band Encore when they supported Pat Benatar at the beginning of 1983. The line up of this band formed the basis of Veritys own band, which went on release several albums including Interrupted Journey