Drew Bentley

Drew Bentley

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The Drew Bentley band is an energetic four piece band, guitar bass drums and keys, playing a blend of Rock Blues and Jazz, originals and covers. The band consists of professional musicians, and packs a killer live show. Drew's original music is guitar driven, melodic and unique.

Biography


Drew Bentley is a guitarist with a lot to say on his instrument. His playing is toneful and mature, blending taste and zeal. By fusing rock, blues, and jazz, with capable songwriting, he is establishing himself a place in the music world. Drew's debut solo CD is well underway, itself, a mixture of style and substance. With an excellent supporting cast, featuring Brian Edwards and John Brainard on drums and Mike Houlis and Matt McClintock on bass, the record will be sure to be well recieved. In the interim, Drew has digitally released "A Prelude to The Coming Solo Album". This collection of 4 songs is available on CDbaby, as well as many other digital distributers. Drew performs regularly with the Drew Bentley Band, City Heat Band (Wedding/Dance/variety band), and the Bentley & Romito jazz guitar duo. Along with these projects he also plays solo acoustic gigs, and solo jazz guitar at weddings and other functions.

Drew has performed with a number of bands, in and around the Pittsburgh area. In 1999 he co formed J.D. Strum, who released a CD entitled "Just Another Story". (Available at CDbaby as well).The band enjoyed regional success. They performed on the 102.5 WDVE Coffee House, the WBXQ Q94 Backyard Rocker, The Acoustic Hour @1160 AM WCCS, and WLER 97.7 FM in Butler Pa. Drew has also played on WIUP radio, as a solo act. Some notable bands that JD Strum opened for are; Sister Hazel, Brent Micheals, Carbon Leaf and Low Millions. They also played second stage for DMB, Kansas, and Deep Purple. In 2004 JD Strum won a Pittsburgh songwriting contest. With the Kiger Band, Drew has opened for; Big and Rich, Gretchin Wilson and Molly Hatchet. In 2005, 2006 and 2009 Drew won the Guitar Center, King of the Blues, guitar competition for store 802.

After studying Jazz guitar at Duquesne University, Drew began to offer guitar instruction. After 8 years of private teaching experience, in 2005 he co established, and still operates, Bentley And Romito Professional Music Lessons. He continues to offer private lessons, with a sustained passion to share music. The company has a top notch teaching staff, offering a variety of instruments. Drew is also currently teaching introductory guitar at the Community College of Allegheny County . Lastly, he was the guitar instructor at Camp Jam, Pittsburgh in 2011.

Discography

Just Another Story JD Strum
A Prelude to the Coming Solo Album Drew Bentley

Set List

After Midnight-Eric Clapton
I've Got a Rock and Roll Heart-Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
All Along The watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
Angel-Jimi Hendrix
Hey Joe-Covered by Jimi Hendrix
Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix
Manic Depression- Jimi Hendrix
Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix
Red House-Jimi Hendrix
Voodoo Chile-Jimi Hendrix
The Wind Cries Mary-Jimi Hendrix
Angel Eyes-Jeff Healey
Confidence Man-Jeff Healey
Come Together-Beatles
Eight Days a Week-Beatles
A Hard Day's Night-Beatles
All For You- Sister Hazel
Pink Houses-John Cougar
Badge-Cream
Politician-Cream
White Room-Cream
Black Magic Woman-Santana
Europa-Santana
Evil Ways- Santana
Smooth- Santana Rob Thomas
Cold Shot- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Crossfire- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Flood Down In Texas- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pride and Joy-Stevie Ray Vaughan
Blue Jean Blues- ZZ Top
Tush-ZZ Top
Born Under a Bad Sign-Albert King
Breezin'- George Benson
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Moondance-Van Morrison
Call Me The Breeze-J.J