History of The Verve
Originally called "Verve" but they later changed it to "The Verve" because they where about to be sued by A Jazz Label called "Verve". The Verve was formed 1989 in Wigan, Lancashire. The band's line-up was originally Richard Ashcroft (vocals, guitar), Nick McCabe (guitar), Simon Jones (bass) and Peter Salisbury (drums). At the tail-end of 1995, Simon Tong, an old school friend joined the band to play guitar and keyboards. Albums: Verve EP (92), A Storm In Heaven (93), No Come Down (94), Northern Soul (95), Urban Hymns (97). Members: Richard Ashcroft
Richard "Rich" Ashcroft Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar Date of birth: 11 September 1971 Born in Wigan, Lancashire Richard has study at the Up Holland High School Richard has written the most of the songs that The Verve are playing. He is married with Kate Radley in the group Spiritualized. Richard really likes music and is a very good friend to Oasis.
Simon "Si" Jones Bass Guitar Date Of Birth: 29 July 1972 Born In Wigan, Lancashire Simon has been with the group since the start. He used to be a street-sweeper before he started playing with the group. Simon Tong
Simon "Tongy" Tong Guitar & keyboards. Age: 25 He came in to the group at the tail-end of 1995. Tongy went in school with Richard and Simon Jones and he learned them to play guitar. Nick McCabe
Nick McCabe Lead Guitar Date Of Birth: 14 July 1971 Born in: Wigan, Lancashire Nick is married and has a Daughter. Nick has study at the Win Stanley College Nick often plays on a Gibson Les Paul
Pete Salisbury Drums & Percussions Date Of Birth: 24 September 1971 Born In: Wigan, Lancashire Pete has study at the Up Holland High School He has been with the group since 89.