Headlock is the title track from the forthcoming debut album. Pulling influences from Nick Cave to Tame Impala the track is a quirky look at depression, portrayed as the black dog prowling for its prey. The recording features electric guitars run through the hot valves of real amps and daubed with the sound of vintage tape delays.
TROY BENTLEY is the solo project of Pete Bentley. Hailing from the Northern Mill Town of Blackburn, I have been the guitarist, keyboard player, backing vocalist and saxophonist in many bands and have been fortunate enough to play with and learn from some very talented artists. I worked for many years with my good friend and local legend Ian.H from the band ‘Bradford’ (https://www.facebook.com/BradfordTheBand/) who are soon to release their first album in 30 years with new member and producer Stephen Street. With Ian we self recorded an album as ‘Acoustic Uprising!’ which was my first serious attempt at music production.
Having also gained much live experience touring with Blackburn band ‘Outsider’ (https:// www.facebook.com/outsiderbanduk), and supporting such acts as ‘The Bluetones’ and ‘From The Jam’, I recorded on their debut album ‘In Your Life’. After taking a couple of years out travelling with good friend and fellow musician Anthony James Brown, spending our days busking the streets of Europe with the help of a puppet(!?), I settled back in Blackburn in the neighbouring town of Great Harwood and set up my own Recording Studio where amongst recording various local artists, I set about working on my own solo project Troy Bentley. The name Troy being my late mothers maiden name, I wanted to make this a family affair and got my very talented siblings Tony and Kathy involved with the project. Tony not only performs drums on the track ‘Headlock’ but has also produced the artwork for the single from one of his sculptures ‘Black Dog (www.thebentleystudio.com).
The Single ‘Headlock’ is out now and the forthcoming debut album of the same name is to be released 26.02.2021.