“A tasty player who will only get better” – Ron Anthony
Vernon Fuller’s relationship with the guitar started in London, where he cut his musical teeth in Reggae and Jazzfunk outfits, playing venues such as Upstairs at the famous London-based Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
In the late 80’s, Vernon became involved in the R’n’B and Jazz Fusion scene, playing regularly at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and at the Birmingham Jazz Festival as part of the
Bean Machine (Jazz Fusion Band). Influenced by George Benson, Stevie Wonder and War, Vernon, a Londoner, loves to mix Jazz, Funkand Soul into a cocktail of smooth jazz with a hard edge.
Vernon enjoys performing standards both in Jazz and Soul and is known for delivering a high energy show. Having played in London Funk bands Kayo and Flight UK (think Hi Tension and Light of the World style bands) and midlands R & B soulsters ‘Can’t Play Won’t Play’ (including two-toners Selector’s drummer) as well as Jazz Fusioneers ‘The Bean Machine’, he moved on to mainstream Jazz guitar and vocals and has played at various Jazz festivals including Southport, Marlborough, Chester, Nantwich Jazz & Blues and Audlem including support for ‘Snake Davis’ with the band ‘Afro Blue’ and with the sextet ‘So What Now’.
Now based in North West England, Vernon, a self-taught musician, keeps elevating his Jazz skills. He pursues his love of Jazz academically as well as creatively by studying at Wakefield College and at the North Wales Jazz Guitar Summer School and continues to perform including recently opening for Liverpool’s Gary Potter as well as for Ron Anthony, Frank Sinatra’s last guitarist. He has also recently duetted with Andy Hulme, opening for John Pisano & Adrian Ingram.
Find More of Vernon Fuller at http://www.vernonfuller.co.uk/