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The Varlies

The Varlies are: John Whitehorn – vocals & guitar, Kev Amos -guitar, Steve Mealing – bass and Paul May – drums.

Here’s what Mr ‘Local and Live’ himself, Paul Dunton has to say about them…
“The Varlies are quite simply one of the best bands I have ever seen live. Their sublime musicianship and infectious melodies underpin their ability to create fantastic music. This band takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions! Expect everything from hi-energy foot stomping tunes, funky grooves and highwire guitar riff’s to beautifully crafted acoustic ballads. John Whitehorn is an exceptional vocalist, with an incredible range and tone that reminds me of Neil Finn, with shades of Bon Iver’s falsetto at times. The band’s live sound is hard to pigeonhole as they have their own swagger and style, however if you said The Dave Matthew’s Band or a rockier version of Crowded House that would give you an idea!”

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