Has supported Courtney Pine CBE, Geno Washington, Acoustic Alchemy, Snake Davis and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. I can play solo or in duo, trio, quartet, quintet. Jazz, Soul, Funk, Smooth, Easy Listening, Reggae. Has been a featured artist for Jazz FM. Singer songwriter.
If you want chilled jazz, soul, smooth, easy listening or upbeat funky soul (especially 1970's) and hints of reggae, then look no further. I have it covered. New recording of 16 songs written by Vernon Fuller are now available on CD and across various digital platforms including: Spotify, Deezer, emusic, iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Google Play. Songs styles are Soul, Jazz, Latin, Reggae and Funk. Titled "What Will You Do?", the songs have male and female vocals, trumpet, bass, drums, percussion, guitars and on one song a brass horn section.Album released on 30th August 2013.
Review: “With this album Vernon displays his guitar prowess and versatility through many musical styles. Being fresh and uplifting as always Vernon and his band are talented, vibrant performers with masses of drive and feel, something that I feel is vitally important in songwriting and the production of music. The title track ‘What Will You Do’? stands out with its flowing Latin inspired beats, and hugely danceable rhythm. The Benson feel of ‘For You’ effortlessly blends into the lush reggae of ‘See that Girl’. ‘Last Kiss’ is evocative of Leon Russell’s songwriting at its finest, and ‘Love Isn’t Love’ instantly draws you into a New York club atmosphere; the whole sound of this particular track is warm, immediate, and expansive with a whole-band feel. The whole album, in fact, has a wonderfully tactile quality that is timeless and engaging." - Paula McCool - Owner Ghostnote Record Label.
"Listening to the excellent What Will You Do cd by Vernon Fuller very nice Samba and Funk mix for the World Cup Brazil vibe" "Thank you Vernon for making such a fine work of art"
— Simon Cousins,Simon Cousins
Kelvin Windsor• July 14, 2018
Absolutely brilliant, talented & polite musician. I cannot recommend this gentleman enough. We booked him to play at a private function of over 80 people and he was excellent. We loved him, the guests loved him and his guitar skills are wonderful. A true gentleman, a great guitarist & singer and a pleasure to listen to. Thoroughly recommended musician.
Shaun• Oct. 21, 2017
"We booked Vernon for a family celebration at a cottage in North Yorkshire and he did not disappoint! Vernon caught the mood just right and his guitar playing and vocals are excellent. The whole family really enjoyed his set which helped make the occasion special. Vernon is also a lovely guy and got on with everyone really well. Highly recommended!
Shaun (Private party) 10/10"
Kathryn & Carey• Feb. 24, 2017
"We absolutely love Vernon! Vernon has played at a few of our functions, including cheese and wine night and steak night and has become a firm favourite amongst our customers. His music was the perfect accompaniment, and I would recommend him to anyone.
The Lambing Shed (Functions) 10/10"
Michael Carey• July 16, 2016
"Vernon was amazing! He has a seductive tone and offered a professional service. He made a huge impact and was approached by many of my guests that are now booking him for their events. I would recommend Vernon without hesitation and promise you he will add value to your event/party. I am beyond satisfied!
Michael Carey (Private Party) 10/10"
Richard Bell• Sept. 5, 2015
"I booked Vernon to play for my 65th birthday party after reading other reviews about him. I have to say that we were not disappointed, he made the party extra special and all my guests enjoyed his music and said what a really nice guy he is. He even backed me when I did a couple of songs myself.
Richard Bell 10/10"
Helen Lye• April 24, 2015
"We booked Vernon for our wedding on the 24th April 2015 and he really was fantastic, we had pre arranged what music he was going to do off his playlist. We corresponded by email and had no problems with contacting him and he arrived on time for our evening reception, he set up and played straight through until about 10. We found his own music very good especially his song (see that girl) he made the evening fun and got us up dancing, our guests loved him and enjoyed his music, Vernon is a friendly talented musician and we would book him again or recommend him for a wedding or party. Many thanks Vernon
Helen Lye 10/10"
Services From Vernon Fuller
Male Singer - 2 Hours
Jazz & Soul Guitarist/Vocalist - 2 Hours
- What kind of events do you usually serve?Private or corporate events. Low key background music or upfront performances.
- Who are your previous clients?John Lewis, York; Haydock Racecourse; Liverpool Council; Sefton/Southport Council, Marlborough Jazz Festival; Wigan Jazz Festival; Nantwich Jazz & Blues Festival. Various restaurants and private party bookings.
- How long do you play for?I play generally for either 2 x 45 minute sets or 2 x 60 minute sets. I have been asked to play for longer sometimes for an increased fee.
- Do you have your own PA and lighting?I have my own PA. I don't have my own lighting.
- Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?Yes, as a member of the Musicians' Union I have £10 million worth of PLI. All my equipment is PAT tested every October.
- How much space do you require?Enough for me standing plus for two speaker stands for the p.a. equipment.
- My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?Given enough notice, generally yes. However bear in mind that I don't use backing tracks.
- How many breaks do you take? How long are they?One or two depending on length of gig. Breaks are generally 15 minutes.
After the love is gone
Ain’t no Sunshine
Ain't nobody's business if I do
Always and forever
And I love her
Another Star (For You)
As (I'll be loving you always)
Bend down low (Bob Marley)
Betcha by golly wow
Brick House (Commodores)
Bright Lights Big City
Call it Stormy Monday
Call me Superbad (James Brown)
Come fly with me
Don't let me be lonely tonight
Don't you worry 'bout a thing (Stevie Wonder)
Every Day I have the Blues
Everything must change
Fly me to the moon
For The Love of You (Isley Brothers)
Get down on it (Kool and the gang)
Get up stand up
Give me the night
Girl from Ipanema
God bless the child
Good Morning Heartache
Groovin’ (on a Sunday afternoon)
Harvest For the World
Have you seen her (Chi-lites)
Hello (Lionel Ritchie)
I can see clearly Now (Johnny Nash)
I can't help it (Michael Jackson/Stevie Wonder)
I feel good (James Brown)
I heard it through the grapevine
I love you just the way you are
In the midnight hour
I shot the sheriff
It's a shame, the way you mess around
Just The Two Of Us
Just like a star (Corrine Bailey Rae)
Just My Imagination
Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
Ladies Night (Kool and the gang)
Let’s Groove Tonight (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Let's stay together (Al Green)
Like someone in love (John Coltrane, Bjork)
Love Ballad (George Benson)
Love comes to town
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore (Rose Royce)
The Look of Love
The love I lost
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Loving you (Minnie Riperton)
Make It With You
This Masquerade (George Benson, The Carpenters)
More (than the greatest love)
Move on up (Curtis Mayfield)
My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder)
My funny valentine
My Girl (Temptations)
(The) Nearness of you
Never Can Say Goodbye
Nice and Easy
No woman no cry (Bob Marley)
On Broadway (George Benson)
Ordinary People (John Legend)
Our day will come
Papa was a rolling stone
Put it where you want it
Sitting on the dock of the bay
Someday we'll all be free (Donny Hathaway)
Soul Power (James Brown)
Stars (Simply Red)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
That’s the way of the world
The thrill is gone (B B King)
There's nothing like this (Omar)
Three times a lady
To love somebody
Uptight (Everything is alright)
Waiting in vain (Bob Marley)
Walk On By
Walking in Rhythm
What a difference a day makes
What’s Going On? (Marvin Gaye)
When I fall in love (Nat King Cole)
Where is the love you said you'd give to me
Where or when
Wishing on a star
With you I'm born again
Why can’t we live together
The World Is A Ghetto
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Your love is king (Sade)