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Drew Bentley is a guitarist with a lot to say on his instrument. His playing is tone full 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 on drums and Mike Houlis on bass, the record will be sure to be well received. In the interim, Drew has digitally released "A Prelude to The Coming Solo Album". This collection of 4 songs is available on CD baby, as well as many other digital distributors. Drew performs regularly with the Drew Bentley Band, and the City Heat Band (Wedding/Dance/variety band), . 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 CD baby 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.