The Edge of the Sofa

In August 2018 I played The Edge of the Sea festival in Brighton, curated by David Gedge of The Wedding Present, it was a lovely little gig and the Wedding Present Fans were fabulous. I’ve maintained contact with many of them since and opened for the band on a number of occasions including a gig in a cave which I’m prone to witter on about with a sense of wonder. This year the festival is happening virtually as The Edge Read More >>

At The Edge of the Sofa

Thrilled to be invited by the Wedding Present’s David Gedge to submit a performance for his viral festival, At The Edge of the Sofa, which takes place 14th/15th August 2020. I’ll be doing this with the new band featuring Joe Singh [drums] Pete Mann [bass] and Loz Ruston [guitar]. Its great have a performance lined up in what will be our first gig. Song choices include a  ‘A Bigger Splash’ and ‘Grayson’ both from the forthcoming VP album of … Read More >>

New Website

Hello and welcome to the new website re modelled by Ross at Electric Kiwi with a simpler navigational brief, shop links and multi-listening options gathered into one place,  plus new pics taken in Worcester’s Gheluvelt Park by ace local photographer Joe Singh.

Joe is also playing drums in the new VP band, our rehearsals were suspended over lock down but we’re hoping to get going again as soon as it’s safe to do so.

There are free MP3 tracks …

Isolation Communication #2

Hello everyone, thanks for checking in here, apologies for the lack of updates , in truth I’ve felt a little out of it these last few weeks, and kind of overwhelmed by the virus and its implications. Feeling better now and today I played football with my Grandson in the park, our first kick about in eight weeks, maintained social distance, and it felt so good. In the meantime I’ve been taking requests for live performances of songs from my … Read More >>

Isolation Communication #1

Things have clearly moved on since my last post here now it looks like the June 19th band gig at The Castle Manchester is under threat. I have October shows on hold too but it looks like very little will go ahead this year in terms of live venue gigs. I’ve updated the gigs pages accordingly, I’ve left the Castle gig on the page and ones afterwards but as I say thats probably a tad over optimistic. Over the coming … Read More >>

March gigs cancelled

Sadly Vinny Peculiar shows in York, Micklegate Social (20th Mar) & Thornton Hough Village Club Wirral (27th Mar) have been cancelled amidst the virus uncertainty. Rescheduled dates will be announced shortly, tickets remain valid or refundable, expect a promoters email advising soon, thanks as ever for the support, apologies all stay safe x

On the brighter side new band rehearsals continue at pace here so future shows are most likely to be full on rock n roll noise affairs which … Read More >>


Here’s the video for ‘Scarecrows‘ made by long term VP collaborator Andy Squiff of Squiff Media, a little urban funk workout from the new album WHILE YOU STILL CAN, available from the store here and to download, stream through all the usual platforms.  Please do share it with friends, every little helps, huge thanks, VPx… Read More >>

Culture Vultures

This new video was created by Andy Squiff from his ever expanding sale library, its all fast edits and frenetic modernism. The song is my Led Zep homage [in my head] and its taken from the new album WHILE YOU STILL CAN, its available here and now – if you like loud guitars and old school guitar solos this might well resonate, lyrically it’s a rant against the Populists…or should that be Popularists? It was posted a few weeks … Read More >>

York Micklegate Social

Friends in the north I play  Micklegate Social in York with the fabulous Pelico on Fri 20th March this one is going to be special tickets available right here n now… 

 …

Rock n Reel Review

This fabulous new review from R&R Magazine just in, penned by Boff Whalley and much appreciated, the album is available right now to buy on 12 ‘ Vinyl, CD and all via the usual download formats including iTunes, Amazon, streaming via Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music your support is very much appreciated…VPx


Subscribe to the mailing list and get 3 free tracks: