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JOHN BENTLEY BIOG
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BORN LONDON
INFLUENCES ENNIO MORRICONE, PHAROAH SANDERS, AKASHA
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: UPRIGHT & ELECTRIC BASS / GUITAR / KEYBOARDS / DRUMS / HARMONICA / ANYTHING HE CAN GET HIS HANDS ON

HISTORY
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In 1979 John shot to fame when he joined Squeeze, just two weeks before their single Cool For cats went into the top 10.
This was followed up by the equally successful Up The Junction.

Since then John Has played on many hit singles and albums including:
Singles:
Tempted/Pulling Mussels/Another Nail/Labelled with Love
Albums
45’s and Under/ East Side Story/ Five Live

MEDIA
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Countless appearances on T.V. and Radio shows including:
Top of the Pops/ Saturday Night Live/ (in America) The Chart Show/ MTV/ The Old Grey Whistle Test/ The Tube / The Al Murray Show/ A+E TV Private Sessions (in America)

COLLABORATIONS
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During a long and very successful carreer John has had the priviledge of playing along side many talented and famous artists. Including:
Sting/Elvis Costello/Paul Young/Jools Holland/Paul Carrack/Garth Brooks/Joe Jackson/Kieth Emmerson.

HIGHS
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Highest ever chart position was when the Squeeze album 45’s and under went to No.1 in the U.K.
Best ever gig was playing at the Squeeze re-union at the Albany in Deptford in 2007
Closely followed by V. Fest 2008

WHATS HAPPENING NOW
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John is on tour with Chris Difford playing acoustic guitar in his fantastic multi-media show ‘its all about me’

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