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Most widely known for his function because the freaky dancer within the Madchester music group Happy Mondays, Bez is something of the British entertainment superstar, having produced his mark not merely in the choice music picture but also while a reality tv star. Born Tag Berry on Apr 18, 1964, he was provided a place within the Happy Mondays lineup in 1985 after he previously been asked on-stage from the music group during a display in the Hacienda and impressed the bandmembers along with his showmanship and enthusiastic dance. The Content Mondays’ second solitary, “Freaky Dance” (1986), was actually focused on Bez, whose part within the music group was only to dance on stage with maracas at hand. Though his innovative insight was minimal, Bez was acknowledged on each Happy Mondays recording, including Squirrel & G-Man 24 Hour Party People Plastic material Encounter Carnt Smile (White colored Out) (1987), Bummed (1988), Supplements ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (1990), and Yes, Make sure you (1992). By enough time the band’s recognition peaked in 1990 with the very best 5 strike singles “Stage On” and “Kinky Afro,” Bez experienced become a superstar within the Madchester music picture and was pretty popular among the higher British alternate music picture. Following the Happy Mondays disbanded in 1992, Bez became a member of frontman Shaun Ryder within the recently formed music group Dark Grape. The music group released two albums, It’s Great IF YOU ARE Right… Yeah (1995) and Ridiculous, Stupid, Ridiculous (1997), and four TOP strike singles before Bez departed the lineup. His autobiography, Freaky Dancin’ (1998), was released quickly afterward. It complete his experiences within the music picture, most notoriously his status for psychedelic substance abuse. Several years later on Bez created the music group Domino Bone fragments with Monica Ward (vocals), Paul Wagstaff (acoustic guitar), Ian Watson (bass), and Simon Moore (drums). The music group released a three-track solitary, Rattle My Mind (2004), that arrived and proceeded to go with small fanfare. Inside a bet to profit from what continued to be of his notoriety, Bez after that appeared within the English reality show Superstar YOUR GOVERNMENT in 2005 and finished up winning your competition. Within the wake from the promotion, Bez released a one-off solitary featuring Domino Bone fragments, One Desire (2006), which was billed as an unofficial Globe Glass anthem. A Bez-branded double-disc compilation, Bez’s Madchester Anthems: Sorted Music from Back your day! (2006), was also released at the moment.

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Full Name Bez
Children Arlo Berry, Jack Berry
Awards The Headies Award for Best Alternative Song
Music Groups Happy Mondays, Black Grape
Music Songs That Stupid Song, Zuciya Daya, Stop Pretending, This This This, Super Sun, More You, Love You Pass, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, Yuck, 3 Kings, You Suppose Know, Summer Slam, Reflect, One More Bottle, I Know, 7ven so Tru, Intro, Technically, Spell My Name, Stronger, No Promises, A Son's Message, Good Feel, Mirror, Can You Hear Me Now, Say, Outro, At It's Best, Nuff Said, Over You
Albums Gbagyi Child, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, Greatest Hits, Stupid Stupid Stupid, The Therapy EP, It's Great When You're Straight...Yeah
Nominations City People Music Award for RnB Artist of the Year, City People Music Award for Alternative Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Song of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award for Alternative Artist of the Year

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1 In 2005, he won series 3 of Celebrity Big Brother (2001).
2 Dancer in Happy Mondays.
3 First child, son Leo John Berry, was born July 6, 2008. Mother is Mark's partner, Monica Ward.



Escape Plan C 2012 TV Movie Mr. Beswick
Skins 2010 TV Series Rick Shaw
The Podge and Rodge Show 2007 TV Series Bez
Dirty Tricks 2005 TV Series Lemur
Wetherby 1985 Miss Travers' Class (as Bez)



24 Hour Party People 2002 special thanks - as Bez



Trailblazers Of 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Most Shocking Moments in Pop 2 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Happy Mondays (as Bez)
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - The Happy Mondays (as Bez)
20 Moments That Rocked Pop 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Happy Mondays (as Bez)
Not Muslim, Not Christian, Not Silent 2015 Documentary Himself
ITV Lunchtime News 2015 TV Series Himself
Most Shocking Moments in Pop 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Happy Mondays (as Bez)
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2011 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Bez)
Pete Versus Life 2011 TV Series Himself
Stand Up for the Week 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - The Chair
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Peter Kay: Raider of the Pop Charts 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Worst Dance Moments 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
All Star Mr & Mrs 2008 TV Series Himself
The Most Annoying Pop Songs.... We Hate to Love 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Don't Call Me Stupid! 2007 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Scissorhands 2006 TV Series Himself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2006 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Daredevils 2006 TV Series short Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1998-2006 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Albums 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comic Relief 2005: Is This the Way to Amarillo 2005 Video short Himself (as Bez)
Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 2005 TV Special Himself
The Friday Night Project 2005 TV Series Himself
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Big Brother 2005 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Shaun Ryder: The Ecstacy and the Agony 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tim Lovejoy and the Allstars 2004 TV Series Himself
It's My Life 2003 TV Series Himself
24 Hour Party People: The Factory Records Saga 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
I Love 1980's 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The Grape Tapes 1997 Video Himself (as Bez)
The Word 1990 TV Series Himself

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Pop Gold 2015 TV Mini-Series Himself
Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie Himself - Happy Mondays
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Liquid Assets 2003 TV Series documentary Himself

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