After almost two years in the making, what is probably Gary & Vera`s final album(never say never!) is released on 1st November 2015. It contains 12 tracks many of which are self composed with additional musicianship from Michael Giverin ( Jaywalkers and 4-Square) Brian Willougby (Craig & Willoughby and ex-Strawbs), Dave Howard (multi-instrumentalist and member of The Oldham Tinkers), Jon Brindley (excellent singer/composer/musician in his own right), John Kettle (Artistic Record Producer and musician with Merry Hell Band) and last but not least, John Sandham(double and electric bass player of many genres).
The CD can be purchased at Gary & Vera`s performances, and via post by sending a cheque made payable to Gary & Vera Aspey for £12 (£10 plus £2 p/p) to 29 Beech Walk, Pennington, Leigh, Lancs, WN7 3LL.
Enquiries TEL: 01942 671995,
Great News! Topic Records with whom we recorded our very first 4 national and international available albums have now made them available as digital downloads either as the full albums, or as single track purchases. Just go to Amazon, Apple iTunes or other leading digital retailers to get yours. The titles are “From the North”, Seeing Double” “A Taste of Hotpot” and “The Blackbird” – Vera`s solo album whom Maurice Rosenbaum of the Daily Telegraph voted it one of his albums of the year when it was released in 1977.
We are in the process of recording another album which hopefully should be available by the end of the year, but we will keep you posted! It will be entitled “One more bite of the cherry”
In 1969 Gary & Vera Aspey were involved in a unique recording which was made at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton, Lancashire, engineered by Stan Whalley testing out his “recording machine” and using just one single microphone. The result gave an unbelieveably excellent sound quality. Bernard Wrigley together with Dave Brooks were the instigators of the project, and now 44 years later, Bernard has re-mastered the recording making it available now as a download. The two hour double album (63 tracks), together with a 12 page pdf booklet, gives excellent value at just £4.99 and can be downloaded from Bernard`s website via the following link – http://bernardwrigley.com/post/69588499331
Saturday 30th July 2011 – Vera`s Wingwalk Air Display – see Gallery for pictures
On April 28, 2010 we recorded an interview with Paul Aitken. We also sang a few songs. Paul is the founder of the Country Channel TV at the Charlford Barns studio centre near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Tracks: My County Palatine/ The Coal & Albert Berry/ The Nightingale/ Grey’s The New Blonde/ Life’s Leisure/ I’m Glad I was Born Over Here/ The Computer Song/
Man On The Road/ The Banking Code/ The Critic/ Tuppence On The Rope/
Coal Black Faces
My County Palatine
The Coal & Albert Berry
Grey’s The New Blonde
Coal Black Faces
To complement the release of their CD entitiled ‘One More Bite of the Cherry’, Gary and Vera are performing at a number of venues throughout the UK.