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Happy Mondays




The man, the myth, the legend.

There’s a lot to be said for simply being yourself. Just ask Bez AKA Mark Berry, who’s forged a route to the heart of the nation simply by being himself, an Energizer Bunny indie icon who’s endured from the Happy Mondays heyday to winning Celebrity Big Brother.

IN 198 Bez was dragged on stage by school-friend Shaun Ryder to become part of the Happy Mondays for their debut live show at The Hacienda & history was made!

Bez left quite the impression: not only did he shake his maraca so hard it left a wound on his hand, he impressed Factory Records’ boss Tony Wilson. “Tony Wilson said to Shaun, ‘Who’s that kid on stage with you? You’ve got to have him again,’ recalls Bez.” From that moment on, I’ve always been a Happy Monday.”

The band were at the forefront of the Madchester scene, encapsulating everything great about Madchester from the jangly pop of The Smiths to the pioneering electronic vibes of New Order.

Not only has Bez been ever-present in Happy Mondays, Bez also joined the Happy Mondays offshoot Black Grape with whom he still appears regularly now.

Following his notorious Celebrity Big Brother win in 2005, Bez starred on Bargain Hunt alongside Jarvis Cocker where, Bez being Bez, he became the first ever participant to get thrown off for bending the rules. He’s Bez, the man who put the Mad into Madchester, an ever-green indie icon, a law unto himself.

With further TV appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox & Strictly Come Dancing, he is still the indie icon, the dancing loon & globe-trotting DJ, book Bez for DJ sets & live appearances now!

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