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 Tracks

Albums

John Illsley - Never Told A Soul album art John Illsley Never Told A Soul (Album) Vertigo, Vertigo Japan 1984 Sell This Version
John Illsley - Glass album art John Illsley Glass (Album) Vertigo, Phonogram US 1988 Sell This Version
John Illsley - Beautiful You album art Greg Pearle & John Illsley Greg Pearle & John Illsley - Beautiful You (Album) Creek Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
no number John Illsley - Beautiful You album art Greg Pearle, John Illsley Greg Pearle, John Illsley - Beautiful You(CDr, Album, Promo) Greek Records no number UK 2008 Sell This Version
CREEKCD7 John Illsley - Streets Of Heaven album art John Illsley Streets Of Heaven(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD7 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CREEKCD1 John Illsley - Live In Les Baux De Provence album art 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 album art John Illsley Testing The Water(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD 15 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CREEKCD 14 John Illsley - Live In London album art John Illsley Live In London(CD, Album) Creek Records CREEKCD 14 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
John Illsley - Long Shadows album art John Illsley Long Shadows (Album) Blue Barge Records Europe 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

John Illsley - Never Told A Soul album art John Illsley Never Told A Soul (Single) Vertigo UK 1984 Sell This Version
John Illsley - I Want To See The Moon album art John Illsley I Want To See The Moon (Single) Vertigo, Phonogram Spain 1988 Sell This Version
870 630-7 John Illsley - High Stakes / Papermen album art John Illsley High Stakes / Papermen(7", Single) Vertigo 870 630-7 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
CREEKCD 17P John Illsley - Railway Tracks album art John Illsley Railway Tracks(CD, Single, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD 17P UK 2014 Sell This Version
CDCREEK 16P John Illsley - When God Made Time album art John Illsley When God Made Time(CDr, Maxi, Promo) The Creek Recording Studios CDCREEK 16P UK 2014 Sell This Version
CREEK 19P John Illsley - In The Darkness album art John Illsley In The Darkness(CDr, Maxi, Promo) The Creek Recording Studios CREEK 19P UK 2016 Sell This Version

Videos

CreekDVD1 John Illsley - Live At The Brook album art John Illsley Live At The Brook(DVD-V, Album) Creek Touring & Records LLP CreekDVD1 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CDCREEK1P John Illsley - Secret Garden album art 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 album art John Illsley Streets Of Heaven(CDr, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD8 UK 2010 Sell This Version
CREEKCD7 John Illsley - Toe The Line album art John Illsley Toe The Line(CDr, Promo) Creek Records CREEKCD7 UK 2010 Sell This Version