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Friday 2nd July – Vernon Fuller at the Abode Hotel:
A brilliant guitarist and vocalist, influenced by George Benson and Stevie Wonder, who creates a smooth mix of jazz, funk and soul. A regular on the Jazz and Blues Festival Scene, Vernon is constantly gigging around the country with the various line-ups of his band, For Abode he will be performing as a trio and will be joined by a second guitarist and double bass. There is also a special offer to listeners staying at ABode Chester on our special jazz nights (Friday 14th May, 4th June and 2nd July) of just £89 for a room and breakfast – just quote JAZZ10 when making a booking.
For more information just visit www.abodehotels.co.uk/chester



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"The Piccadilly Inn, Caerwys near Mold, where Vernon Fuller is playing a solo gig from 10pm until Midnight. He is a brilliant jazz guitarist /vocalist and plays cool jazz and is a wonderful entertainer"

KC, The Clwyd Vale Motor Club  www.cvmc.org.uk


"On Sunday 16th September I will be attending as a student a voice-over workshop and will be producing a voice-over demo CD. I will then be offering my services as a voice-over artist on adverts, radio, commercials, interactive voice messages and answerphone messages.

If you have a project that requires voice-over commentary please contact me on
07746 624180."

I am looking forward to adding this new skill to the services that I can provide.

Blessings and Thanks


Vernon Fuller

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Vernon would like to send huge thanks for those who came to the two shows at the Marlborough International Jazz Festival!

Vernon, (together with the VJQ), was interviewed live from The Royal Horticultural Society RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. He was interviewed by BBC Radio Manchester and broadcast live between 2:45 and 3:00pm.

Vernon sang two songs as well!

How good is that!


Nantwhich Jazz & Blues - Review


Twin Frets

"In a similar vein was Twin Frets who had played a set and gave a workshop at the Nantwich Players Theatre. These two, Willy Fluss and Vernon Miller, are not the bad boys but very much the gentlemen of rock. "Everybody OK? Thank you for coming we really appreciate it,"they said without any sarcasm or irony at all as latecomers trooped in. This has to be a first where lateness is not rebuked.

And can they play. There was a version of “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” which took it away, light years away, from being a tearstained crumpled wet tissues galore lament to a defiant in-yer-face footstomper. Just as interesting but maybe not as good was the lengthy Bob Marley classic Redemption Song which the audience eventually got into via Paul Simon's Gracelands and another Bob Marley's classic, Stir it Up".

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Also....

The gig that Twin Frets played on Sunday night at The Residence, Nantwich was packed with queues outside, the audience raved about the performance, so much so that the owner of the Residence who wasn't even there has called Vernon to book them for Sunday 2nd May. How cool is that?


A big thank you to those who came to any of the shows at the Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival and an especial thanks to the 'regulars' who took the time and trouble to come and see me and/or Afro Blue. We really appreciate your support.

Afro Blue played a couple of original Vernon Fuller worship songs during communion at the Jazz Service which took place at St Mary's Parish church on Sunday 10th July during the Jazz Festival weekend.

THANKS......!

"Thanks for the lesson today. You have inspired me to practice".
A satisfied guitar pupil of Vernon's

Hi Vernon
Finally had a chance to listen to the cd yesterday. I loaded it onto my ipod and managed to listen to it at various times during the day. It brought calm into an otherwise messy and traumatic day. Well done, your voice sounds excellent.

A happy ipod listener

" a refeshing change...." " you were absolutely fantastic, we really enjoyed the cool soul thing you got going, you definitely gave the songs something from yourself...."
A fan from Lichfield

"Thanks for the CD - it's great - I hope you sell shed loads"
An appreciative Afro Blue fan

"I've been last Saturday in the gig of Twin frets in Namtwich in the museum and I really liked. I'm Brazilian and I loved how you sang 'The Girl from Ipanema'.  I would like to know if you have a cd with that songs. If you have, how can I get it and how much? Are you planning soon any other gig in Staffordshire?"
Thanks
Renata

"Hi Vernon
Just wanted to say a HUGE thankyou for last night at La Casa Caterina.
Another fantastic "Twin Frets" gig"

"You did a fantastic job and we have had texts from so many people to say how much they enjoyed you, so thanks so much once again for a wonderful performance and I hope we can repeat it some time. Thanks also for the donations from your CD's which is very much appreciated by us both. I am sure we will come and hear you play somewhere again  soon, but until then thanks once again for doing such a fantastic job."
An email of thanks after performing solo at a charity event.

 

Dear Vernon,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for allowing me the pleasure of listening to you play at the Nantwich jazz festival, plans for Erdigg are already underway and I can't wait to come and hear you again. I have been singing now since I could talk, but never felt comfortable with chart songs and pop stuff.  lt was only when I heard you, I realised what it was I wanted to sing! (at the ripe age of 27 hah!)


Hey vernon it's ian here from the jazz workshop at Holycross, just wanted to drop you a line or two to say thanks for a spectacular two days of music  tuition. Since Wednesday and Thursdays sessions, ive not stopped playing, when ever ive got a spare moment i just pick up the old guitar and play through the music you kindly gave us, (autumn leaves now becoming a  favourite, after a great performance from your self).

The sessions opened my  eyes to a whole new style of playing, ive tried bits and pieces in the past,  usually just in my bedroom etc, but nothing like what we practised, it was  really good to see yourself perform, and with this i can probably speak for  the rest of the group, by saying that you were an inspiration, and a  fantastic musician. You asked if it would be possible for some feed-back  of the two day workshop, in my personal opinion, everything you did in one way or another really helped myself and the others progress and musicians, from the bombard of numerous sheets to the solo and rhythm work we did. As i  have previously said the performance by your self also helped a great deal, showing us what can be achieved.

When you spoke about being younger and you mum continuously saying how you playing guitar, wouldn't last, and it was  just another phase you were going through, i personally can relate to this and have heard that line so many times, but it has just made me want to play more, ive never been one for the theory side or music, ive played gigs and spoke to people afterwards about it and when i say i cant read music, theyre usually quite surprised, but i think maybe it is time to begin to learn.  When you talked about how music is just another language, i could totally agree, when i play music i play because i want to, and because i enjoy it, i  don't want to sit down for hours in a class room and read from books about  how to read music, and within the short space of time when we worked on how  to read music in your workshop, i think i learnt more than i did in my five years or music classes at high school, mainly because we was in a different  environment and applying practical work with theory.

I found this to be a  great way of learning, and to getting to know new people. Overall i think the two day workshop was a great success, i learnt a whole load of new  tricks and tips to help me progress, and most of all i had fun whilst doing  so, i just want to say thanks again for everything you did for us as a group, i hope we can stay in touch, and maybe if you are in the area next  year, another workshop could possible be organised. Any way all the best to you, you're a great guy, and a credit to all musicians, i will keep a close  eye on your website for upcoming gigs, and maybe ill see you some time soon.

Thanks for everything

Ian

aka the guy who snapped his high (e) string ... :)


Hey Vernon, it's Dalvir, i'm not too sure if you remember me but i used to have lessons from you for about a year, finishing around 0ctober 2006. I just thought i'd let you know how i've been getting on with the guitar ever since.

Since leaving, i feel as if i have progressed through advanced techniques, such as pinch harmonics, alternative picking, and guitar tapping, (although i still need more practice on my sweep picking if i'm to be honest!) I started Manchester University last September and i've formed a new band with a few friends from my halls. We're still trying to find our sound but our style is more indie/britpop. I play lead guitar, whilst my friends play bass, drums (backing vocals) and ryhthm guitar (lead vocals), and
even though we all come up with little guitar riffs, chord changes and lyrics, i would have to say i was the main contributor in terms of songwriting.

We played our first gig in the student's union, in a gig which consisted of our own material and 1 cover song (oasis, champagne supernova), and currently trying to organise gigs in the near future at the Venue and the Ritz nightclubs in Manchester City Centre. Casting my mind back to Christmas 2005, the time where i received my first cheap electric guitar by my older brother, it is unreal that i have managed to come so far (with a lot of practice though!) I still thankyou for giving me the encouragement, and yet enjoyment towards learning the essential basics of the guitar, for example "Each finger must own a fret!" Or the F5 power chord, used in smell's like teen spirit by Nirvana.

University life is going well, there's a lot of work to be done but so far it's been a really enjoyable experience! Although, i unfortunately did get mugged the other week by a group of local lads, but i'm fine. You know what they say however,a bad experience to write about could potentially lead to a great song!

Dalvir



BEAUFORT JAZZ

Vernon Fuller will be our special guest at the next Beaufort Jazz First Monday meeting on Monday 3 May 2010 Our monthly jam night for May will launch with a set from our good friend Vernon Fuller in the large Function Room at the Briars Hall Hotel !!!

Doors will be open from 7.45 onwards for a prompt start at 8pm.

If you haven’t yet seen Vernon Fuller perform, this is your chance to put that right – if you already know Vernon, you’ll know this is a date not to let pass by. Vernon’s an inventive and highly entertaining jazz guitarist as well as a vocalist of no mean ability. He has performed all over the country, both solo and in the brilliant duo 'Twin Frets', as well as with the soul band 'Funkus Monkus'! Vernon has recently played support to Geno Washington, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Snake Davis, Acoustic Alchemy and The Victor Brox Blues Band to name just a few. For more about Vernon, go here: www.vernonfuller.co.uk  and here: http://www.facebook.com/vernon.fuller

Vernon: it’s been far too long, we’ve missed you!

As with last month’s gathering, we’ll be in the large function room at the Briars Hall Country House Hotel, and informal space will also be available for jamming. The brand new stage and lighting is rumoured to be about to become reality and, as usual, our sound will be managed by the excellent Paul Draper. All this and the entry is still only £1 - as always, you’ll also have the chance to win one of the amazing Beaufort Jazz raffle prizes!

Beaufort Jazz - each first Monday of the month at the Briars Hall Country House Hotel
 
(doors open 7.45pm)

Find the hotel here: http://www.briarshallhotel.co.uk/location.php

Here’s the address for Briars Hall Country House Hotel, plus links to the hotel web site, and travel information:

Briars Hall Country House Hotel
Briars Lane, Lathom, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire, L40 5TH [map]
T: 01704 892 368
W: http://www.briarshallhotel.co.uk/

For Beaufort Jazz information contact Paul on 07885 948000

 

 
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