Vernon loves to sing standards both jazz and soul with a high energy performance. 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’.
Vernon then 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 also with the sextet ‘So What Now’.
Now based in the North West, Vernon who is a self-taught musician, has pursued his love of jazz academically as well as creatively by studying at Wakefield College and at the North Wales Jazz Guitar Summer School.
Recent performances include opening for Liverpool’s Gary Potter also opening for Ron Anthony (Frank Sinatra’s last guitarist). Vernon has recently duetted with Andy Hulme, opening for John Pisano & Adrian Ingram.” Vernon has supported British Jazz Legend Courtney Pine CBE, Geno Washington, Acoustic Alchemy and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.