Originally formed in 1976 from the ashes of 70’s super group Argent, the band recorded 3 albums before splitting amicably to allow John Verity to concentrate on record production.
While both Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford toured the world with The Kinks. Since then, the guys have taken every opportunity available to come together for impromptu gigs, and session work wherever possible - Bob has been the regular drummer in the John Verity Band for live work and recording, with Jim often filling bass duties.
There have always been enquiries via John's website as to whether there might be another PHOENIX album in the pipeline or maybe some gigs, and then out of the blue the original CBS and Charisma albums were re-released...
Following some festival dates in the summer of 2009, the guys went into the studio to record once again, this time with Mark Griffiths on bass and Ian Gibbons on keyboards. The resulting recordings, coupled with live tracks from the summer’s performances (two tracks with Jim Rodford on bass, one with Bob Skeat) form this latest set: Still Burning
The PHOENIX is back!