Vision Thing are mostly bass guitarist Paul Cunliffe, Pete Cunliffe on acoustic guitar, David Windsor on violin and vocalist Cherlene Walmsley. On big occasions they are joined by Phil Ware and Jon Ormrod on cajon and djembe, Jan Hough on bodhran, drummer Darren Leonard and electric guitarist Liam Halsall. As they say: it is a bit like Schrödinger’s band, they are not in the band and in the band all at the same time.
John Kettle of Merry Hell is their producer and engineer and sometimes plays guitar and bouzouki as well.
They say of themselves:
We make relaxed and entertaining music for people sick of the mainstream. We class ourselves as ‘Alternative Folk’ both in genre and as people. We feel that lyrics and the ambience of the music is more important than being famous or making money.
With lots of radio play in the US with the hit song ‘Barcode’, Vision Thing have made friends in unlikely places for a band from Liverpool and we hope to see you out and about at one of our gigs.
Recently Vision Thing have played many festivals including The Diggers Festival, Bickerstock Festival, Green Slate Festival as well as supporting bands like Merry Hell at Sold out concerts with concerts at The Floral Hall Southport, The Cavern Club Liverpool (3 times), The Zanzibar Liverpool, The Old Court Wigan, The Lomax Liverpool and many more.
“Vision Thing are a brilliant band! They opened up our last Wigan Diggers Festival – created a beautiful, relaxed, atmosphere that got the day off to a great start.”
– Bob Kettle: Merry Hell & Diggers Music Festival Organiser