Bentli

Bentli

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Powerful, emotional music created from a fresh perspective leaving no stones unturned, no feelings unvisited with gut wrenching vocal power and beauty. Bentli.....the next Big solo artist!

Biography

SINGER/SONGWRITER/RECORDING ARTIST-
BENTLI (SM) ANNOUNCES HIS SOLO DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE

January 15, 2007

Meet the next pop entertainer. He will unify the country with love of song. He will bring mainstream audiences to large and small live music venues. This entertainer and his songs are a little New York, ­like Billy Joel,­ a little South, ­like Elvis, a little classic rock like Boston and Journey, a little mature rock like Audioslave, Nickelback, and Goo Goo Dolls. Call him BENTLI (www.bentlimusic.com, www.myspace.com/bentlimusic). Born Brandon Bentley, the lead vocalist/principal songwriter for a popular 90s twice-national touring act Blackwood Avenue is announcing the release of his solo debut album entitled "Locked Away" to be available on-line and in select physical stores in February. BENTLI is the first featured artist for Dallas indie What You Need Entertainment, LLC.

"Locked Away" is a musical nostalgia-tinged statement about love, loss, suffering, and sacrifice. The album boasts several ballads including the motion picture theme song-ready tracks entitled "Here" and "Crossing Over," a pop song called "So Down," a driving rock track entitled "Locked Away", and an edgy pop song entitled "Social Medication". The album will be sold with bonus tracks and audiovisual materials including BENTLI's freshly-recorded cover of Bob Seger's hit entitled "Night Moves".

Speaking of his music influences, BENTLI first mentions his grandfather, and then Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, The Eagles, Boston , Journey, and Led Zeppelin. BENTLI, a prolific songwriter from a family of songwriters, says this about songwriting: "I was blessed to hear the entire picture of the song in my head even before the song is recorded.­ It's an organic experience."

This master entertainer can effortlessly connect with his audience. BENTLI recalls one particularly memorable such connection: "Blackwood Avenue was performing a song entitled "Run" about an Indian boy who was at that age where he's about to be sent into the world as a man. That song, a 12-13 minute rollercoaster, I sang almost entirely with my eyes closed, getting into the song, while seated on the floor of the stage Indian style. I recall how one time I opened my eyes to find the audience had responded in kind: everyone was seated on the floor Indian style. Afterwards, whenever we performed that song, the audience did the same. I look forward to connecting with my audiences again in this way."

What's next for BENTLI? He tours with this band in 2007. Look for BENTLI at a music venue near you. The second solo album is slated for Fall 2007. A sneak preview: BENTLI's resonant voice and his authentic songs will blow you away with their power.

Lyrics

Locked Away

Written By: Bentli


I’m picking up cars for free today
I guess it doesn’t matter
I’m peeling out of parking lots today
My wallet is getting fatter

I’m crazy and I’m feeling like going away
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
I’m feeling like I’m busting loose today
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
‘Cuz I need it…and I want it…and I’m crazy
And I’m locked away

I need another alibi for me
One to get me clear…Taylor made for me
And I’m picking all the pockets I can feel
Get some paper…Get a new I.D.

I’m crazy and I’m feeling like going away
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
I’m feeling like I’m busting loose today
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along

Along…I’m crazy and I’m locked away
Along…I’m crazy and I’m locked away
Along…I’m crazy and I’m locked away
Along…I’m crazy and I’m locked away

I’m crazy and I’m feeling like going away
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
I’m feeling like I’m busting loose today
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
I’m crazy and I’m feeling like going away
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along
I’m feeling like I’m busting loose today
Won’t you come along…won’t you come along


Social Medication

Written By: Bentli


Attraction psycho ball of fusionistic ready-made to go
Indecent social motivationistic paricite of love

People just shine the light
They’re watching you… they’re watching you
People just follow around
Come get your social medication

You take it easy
Move in easy
Creepy crawling down the spine
Infest yourself with medication feeding slowly down the line

People just shine the light
They’re watching you… they’re watching you
People just follow around
Come get your social medication

Peace… Love
Peace… Love
Peace… Love
Peace… Love
Peace… Love
Peace… some love

People just shine the light
They’re watching you… they’re watching you
People just follow around
Come get your social medication

Crossing Over

Written By: Bentli

ARE YOU FEELING ALONE…SHE SAID
HAVE YOU WEATHERED THE STORM
I HAVE TRAVELED FOR YEARS TO THIS DAY AND THIS TIME
YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH ALONE

BUT IT'S ALRIGHT JUST HOLD ON TIGHT AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER
THIS IS GOODNIGHT NOT A GOODBYE AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER

I'VE BEEN WATCHING FROM HERE SINCE THE DAY THAT I DIED
ON YOUR KNEES JUST SO FULL OF QUESTIONS AND THINGS YOU CAN NOT SEE
LIKE WHY DID I HAVE TO LEAVE YOU THERE AT THAT TIME
ON YOUR KNEES JUST SO FULL OF QUESTIONS AND LOTS OF MEMORIES

CUZ IT'S ALRIGHT JUST HOLD ON TIGHT AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER
THIS IS GOODNIGHT NOT A GOODBYE AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER

YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT I'M CROSSING OVER
AND I'M LEAVING YOU HERE
SO FULL OF QUESTIONS AND A HOPE THAT YOU'LL MOVE ON

CUZ IT'S ALRIGHT JUST HOLD ON TIGHT AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER
THIS IS GOODNIGHT NOT A GOODBYE AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER
AND IT'S ALRIGHT JUST HOLD ON TIGHT AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER
THIS IS GOODNIGHT NOT A GOODBYE AND I'LL SEE YOU IN FOREVER

Discography

Debut solo CD......"Locked Away"

song titles include:

Locked Away
So Down
Crossing Over
Social Medication
Waltzing and Wasted
Turning Out of Time
More Than Anyone
Here
Keep Searching
Fallin Away

Set List

Set List Includes:

(all songs on Debut release of "Locked Away")

Locked Away
So Down
Social Medication
Here
Turning Out of Time
Waltzing and Wasted
Falling Away
Crossing Over
Keep Searching
More Than Anyone
Night Moves (Bob Seger)

Other originals not on CD:

Fade
Thieves of Mine
Mail-Order Bride
Hillbilly Heaven
Moving On

I also have a back catalog of aprox. 80 originals

Covers I have performed:

Cool Change ( Little River Band )
We Just Disagree ( Dave Mason )
Sweet Home Alabama ( Lynard Skynard )
Big Empty ( Stone Temple Pilots )
Free ( Train )