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Stories with tag: "v2"

Phantom Operators release "Surf Trippin" for V2 Tuesday!

The Phantom Operators are releasing a 2-song single, "Surf Trippin" which includes the new songs "Topanga" and "El Porto" on Tuesday, March 10th! All proceeds from the sale of this release and their other releases for the entire day will be donated to the V2 Indidegogo fund. This release is only available at the band's bandcamp site,

Phantom Operators announce "V2 Tuesday"!

On Tuesday March 10th, the Phantom Operators will launch "V2 Tuesday", in which they will donate 100 percent of their LP sales on towards the V2 indiegogo campaign. You can follow on social media thru the hashtags #vivav2 and #V2Tuesday!

Ask Bob Spalding Anything!

Bob Spalding, guitarist for The Ventures and now V2, has agreed to an "ask me anything" (AMA) thread right here on SG101. Please submit your questions to Bob in this forum thread.

V2 Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign Underway

As mentioned previously in this story, the Indiegogo campaign to fund the first V2 album is now underway. Please check out the campaign by clicking the image below:

V2 Indiegogo Campaign Banner

Members of The Ventures launch V2!

Instrumental band V2—featuring members of The Ventures, Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor—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).

The campaign will run for 4 weeks and will be tracked as #VivaV2.

About V2

V2 is an instrumental rock band launched in 2014 by Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor, members of the iconic band, The Ventures. V2 is dedicated to preserving and advancing the “art” of the rock instrumental by performing high-energy concerts and releasing the best possible recordings.

Members: Bob Spalding, Lead Guitar | Leon Taylor, Drums | Ian Spalding, Rhythm Guitar| Luke Griffin, Bass

Contact: SRO Productions | Jon Terry | 918-855-9931 | |