With great pride, SRO Productions announces the agreement between the band V2 and SRO for exclusive booking services. V2 is a modern four piece instrumental rock group launched in 2014 by Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor, members of the iconic instrumental surf rock band, The Ventures. Their desire is to preserve and advance the “Art of the Rock Instrumental” by performing the timeless hits of The Ventures and other groups from the 50’s and 60’s. Members include Bob Spalding, Lead Guitar, Leon Taylor, Drums, Ian Spalding, Rhythm Guitar and Luke Griffin, Bass.
In 2008 Bob and Leon performed with The Ventures at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction where they were joined by the Paul Shaefer CBS Orchestra to perform "Hawaii Five-0, as well as their iconic instrumental classic "Walk-Don't Run." Bob and Leon have now spent a number of years each performing internationally and recording with The Ventures.
The dedication of V2 to take instrumental rock music into a new era is an exciting aspect of this group. Paying homage to the great music of The Ventures, George Tomsco and the Fireballs, Dick Dale, The Champs, Tornados and The Shadows. Often referred to as "surf music" the V2 style will expand beyond as The Ventures did.
V2 will begin booking tours in the U.S. and beyond starting in 2015. Packaged shows with other iconic bands of this genre are in the plans as well.
V2 is kicking off a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo on February 23rd to raise funds towards producing a debut album and to introduce itself to a worldwide fan base. The album will feature a balanced mix of classic instrumentals as well as new compositions. Featured guest artists on the album will include Eric Johnson (Out Of Limits, Pipeline), Adrian Belew (Telstar), and George Tomsco (Bulldog). Tracking for the album will begin in May 2015 under the direction of Grammy-nominated producer, Chris “Frenchie” Smith. Perk offerings at various levels will include: Limited vinyl release; V2 limited edition Couch guitar strap (created only for the campaign and for featured musical guests); concert tickets; signed and numbered color print; private guitar lesson with Bob Spalding. There will also be limited perks such as picking a classic instrumental for V2 to record for the crowdfunded edition on the album (limit 3) and an Executive Producer credit (limit 4).
For more information on the crowd funding: http://v2instrumental.com/2015/02/23/v2-launches-indiegogo-campaign-to-produce-debut-album/
For more on V2: http://sroagency.com/v2