Bernard Butler is one of Britain's most original and influential guitarists, songwriters and producers.
He formed Suede with Brett Anderson co-writing and playing guitars on every recording until 1994, including the classic “The Drowners”, “Animal Nitrate” and “Stay Together”, the Mercury Prize winning debut “Suede” and “Dog Man Star”, a concept of rare ambition which resulted in Butler’s untimely exit, his contribution remaining the defining moment in the band’s history.
He collaborated with David McAlmont on the anthemic ”Yes", bound together as “The Sound Of… McAlmont & Butler”, then signed to Creation Records for two solo albums, the acclaimed "People Move On" and "Friends and Lovers”. A second McAlmont and Butler album, "Bring it Back", featured "Falling" and The Tears' "Here Come The Tears", included the top 10 "Refugees". In 2005 he contributed to Duffy's 8 million-selling debut Rockferry. Butler produced and co-wrote the title track. He worked extensively as a producer for The Libertines, Tricky, Black Kids, Kate Nash, Nerina Pallot, Teleman, The Cribs, James Morrison, and Paloma Faith. Butler won the Producer's Award at the 2009 BRIT Awards. Butler has played guitar on records by Bert Jansch, Aimee Mann, Bryan Ferry, Roy Orbison, Neneh Cherry and Ben Watt . New group Trans released 2 EPs followed by Mark Eitzel's celebrated "Hey Mr Ferryman", and the debut from QTY. His radio show BB & The King is broadcast via Boogaloo Radio each Friday.