John Illsley

John Illsley

Real Name:
John Edward Illsley
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Born on 24 June 1949, in Leicester, Illsley was the bass player for the British rock band Dire Straits. Introduced to lead singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler by Mark's brother, David Knopfler, Illsley was one of just two original band members remaining when it broke up in 1995.

He also released two albums of his own, Never Told A Soul in 1984 and Glass in 1988. His first album had clear Dire Straits influences, however, his style had notably changed by the second. Mark Knopfler contributed some of the guitar parts on both issues.

He is now building a reputation as a talented painter.
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John Illsley Discography

Albums

John Illsley Never Told A Soul (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo Japan 1984 Sell This Version
John Illsley Glass (Album) Vertigo, Phonogram US 1988 Sell This Version
Greg Pearle & John Illsley Greg Pearle & John Illsley - Beautiful You (Album) Creek Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
CREEKCD7 John Illsley Streets Of Heaven(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD7 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CREEKCD1 John Illsley With Cunla & Greg Pearle John Illsley With Cunla & Greg Pearle - Live In Les Baux De Provence(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD1 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CREEKCD 15 John Illsley Testing The Water(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD 15 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CREEKCD 14 John Illsley Live In London(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD 14 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
John Illsley Long Shadows (Album) Blue Barge Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

John Illsley Never Told A Soul (Single) Vertigo UK & Europe 1984 Sell This Version
John Illsley I Want To See The Moon (Single) Vertigo, Phonogram Spain 1988 Sell This Version
870 630-7 John Illsley High Stakes / Papermen(7", Single) Vertigo 870 630-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CREEKCD 17P John Illsley Railway Tracks(CD, Single, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD 17P UK 2014 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CDCREEK1P Greg Pearle and John Illsley Greg Pearle and John Illsley - Secret Garden(CD, Promo) Creek Records CDCREEK1P 2008 Sell This Version
CREEKCD8 John Illsley Streets Of Heaven(CDr, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD8 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CREEKCD7 John Illsley Toe The Line(CDr, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD7 UK 2010 Sell This Version

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