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Bernard Butler

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Hailed by some critics because the greatest guitarist of his generation, Bernard Butler shied from the effects of that statement, abandoning the Brit-pop pioneers Suede in the height of the job in 1994 to go after his have muse. And, similar to his idol Johnny Marr, Butler’s single career was not predictable, as he flipped between program function, a duo with David McAlmont, and finally a recording profession as a single vocalist/songwriter. Bernard Butler increased to prominence with Suede, the English indie music group who fused glam crunch using the songcraft and exaggerated angst from the Smiths. Upon the discharge of the 1992 debut solitary “The Drowners,” Suede had been hailed by many edges of the English music press because the greatest music group in Britain. In lots of ways, they resided up to the buzz, as their eponymous 1993 debut broke product sales information and kick-started the indie rock and roll trend that became as Brit-pop. Despite their achievement, there have been significant symptoms of difficulty behind the moments. An introspective, noiseless guy, Butler didn’t quite can get on with the rest of the three associates, who tended to enjoy the excesses of rock and roll & move. Although American achievement eluded them, Suede even so gained a rabid cult in the us plus they acted like superstars on their initial tour, which just alienated Butler even more. His father passed away in nov 1993, prompting the music group to cancel their tour. Butler poured a lot of his sorrow in to the creation of “Stay Jointly,” a grandiose one which was Suede’s initial songs since their debut. Released to great targets within the 1994, it had been seen as a disappointment, despite its high graph placing. Quickly afterward, the music group began focusing on their second record, the orchestrated epic Pet dog Man Superstar. By the summertime, tensions were on the breaking stage, as illustrated by Butler’s criticisms of Anderson within a uncommon interview using the British magazine Electric guitar. In August, he made a decision he had more than enough and he still left the band; he’d later criticize Pet dog Man Superstar quite intensely. He didn’t stay noiseless lengthy. Early in 1995, he installed with cult spirit vocalist David McAlmont. It had been unclear if the teaming was long lasting or short-term, but that summertime they released two singles, “Yes” and “YOU CHOOSE TO DO,” that have been modest successes. With the fall, the duo acquired split acrimoniously, having a compilation recording, The Audio of McAlmont-Butler, released early in 1996. For a lot of that 12 months, he worked like a sideman, playing on albums by Aimee Mann and Wayne’ Tim Booth. Early in 1997, he was asked by Richard Ashcroft to try out using the reunited Verve. Even though sessions proceeded to go well, the Verve made a decision to patch up their variations making use of their guitarist, Nick McCabe. There have been no hard emotions between Butler as well as the Verve, however the whole experience confident him it had been time to commence a single profession in earnest. He authorized with Creation and started focus on his 1st recording, playing almost all the devices himself. Released in nov 1997, his 1st solitary, “Stay,” indicated that he was moving in a far more subdued path than Suede. Those suspicions had been verified by his full-length debut, People MOVE AHEAD, a folk-tinged vocalist/songwriter recording released to generally reviews that are positive within the springtime of 1998. Close friends and Lovers adopted two years later on.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bernard Butler
Died March 13, 1959
Profession Music Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Education Queen Mary University of London
Nationality British
Spouse Elisa Butler
Awards Brit Award for Best Producer
Music Groups Suede, The Tears, McAlmont & Butler, The Venus in Furs
Music Songs You Must Go On, Stay, Not Alone, A Change of Heart, Friends & Lovers, You Just Know, Woman I Know, You Light the Fire, When You Grow, Message for Jojo, I'm Tired
Albums People Move On, Dog Man Star, Suede
Nominations Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist


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#Fact
1 Played guitar for the band Suede.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Animal Nitrate" - uncredited
My Mad Fat Diary 2014 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The World's End 2013 "So Young"
Acoustic at the BBC 2011 TV Movie performer: "The River Bank"
So You Think You Can Dance 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
17 filles 2011 writer: "Puppy Toy"
An Education 2009 writer: "Smoke Without Fire"
Ricky Gervais Live: Animals 2003 Video documentary writer: "Animal Nitrate"
Live Forever 2003 Documentary writer: "Animal Nitrate"
Top of the Pops 1994-1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Chase 1994 writer: "The Next Life"
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 writer: "Insatiable One" - as B. Butler

Music Department

Music Department

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Dispatches 2015 TV Series documentary featuring - 1 episode
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story 2008 music producer: 'Please Stay'

Composer

Composer

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The James Gang 1997

Thanks

Thanks

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An Education 2009 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
BBC Four Sessions: Bert Jansch 2008 Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 2002 TV Series Himself
Sport Relief 2002 TV Special Performer
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Himself
Bert Jansch: Dreamweaver 2000 Documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1995-2000 TV Series Himself
Sen kväll med Luuk 1998 TV Series Himself
Jo Whiley 1998 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Acoustic at the BBC 2011 TV Movie Himself (as Bernard Bert & Johnny)
The Britpop Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Suede)
Later... With Jools Holland 1996 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 I was obsessed with The Smiths and New Order. For a lot of people, it was seen as 'disco' against 'indie' - my inspiration came from both at the same time.


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