London, Paris, Geneva, Washington DC! Guitarist/vocalist, Ken Avis, never imagined he would live in these cities after growing up in a Northern English coal mining town close to Liverpool. After travelling in over 80 countries, across four continents, he is now based in Northern Virginia with his wife, the stunning French Canadian vocalist Lynn Veronneau. Together they are putting their world experiences to good effect in the eclectic, multi-national music of their band Veronneau.
Meeting in Geneva, Ken and Lynn debuted together at a festival in the mountains of France, they continued to perform and record internationally as a duo before forming a group (called simply Veronneau ) in 2010 with Brazilian jazz guitarist David Rosenblatt and drummer Pete Walby. In their first year, the band played numerous shows and received nominations for three awards from the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA). They delighted regional audiences with their world wise jazz ranging from Bossa Nova to samba, swing and gypsy jazz, performed in three languages.