Laneys all have a very characteristic bold mid frequency, where as the Fenders clean sound is very low mid. I always think of the Laney voicing as more Orange without the mid fuzzy-ness rather than Marshall, Vox or Fender.
The VC's are a great range of amps, i'd urge you to try the Lionheart range too, stupidly good amps.
I've had a couple of VC30's and a VC15. For gigging definitely go for the VC30 if you need any kind of headroom. I much prefer the VC30 to the BJ although the Blues Juniors do benefit from speaker upgrades, the one I tried had the special design speaker.