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Stories with tag: "ventures"

The Ventures and The Surfaris Live

Hi Surfers! Just want to give you a heads up, The Ventures and The Surfaris Live in Southern California.

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VENTURES French Tribute Band LES VENTURAS !!

Here it is !! For the first time in France !! A tribute band of THE VENTURES !!! Big Grin

Les Venturas:


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 | jon.terry@sroagency.com |www.sroagency.com


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The Ventures As Played By V2 with The Del-Vipers & King Pelican!

Ventures legends Bob Spalding and Leon Taylor are fronting "V2" and performing all of your favorite Ventures' tunes! The Del-Vipers, (Austin, TX) and King Pelican (San Antonio, TX) are on the bill to things revved-up for V2!


SG101 Podcast Episode #13: New Releases in 2011; Part 1

Finally after a loooong break we're back with a brand spankin' new surf music podcast. This episode features songs from albums that have been released in this year 2011. It's been a stellar year for surf music releases as this podcast will prove. There have been so many albums released that we're going to finish the list with the next podcast. Also on this episode is an interview with Don Wilson and Bob Spalding of The Ventures. This interview was conducted earlier this year by Rich Derksen aka Pappa Surf - Thanks Rich!

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Marty Tippens plays "Going to the Ventures Dance Party"

Marty Tippens writes:

Rather than work on one song, last April I started to work on an entire Ventures album. It's from their Fender years and my version can be heard by clicking this link.

Marty played all the instruments to the rare album "Going to the Ventures Dance Party". Follow the link to listen to the songs and be sure to read the fascinating album notes. Great job Marty!