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BENNY TETTEH-LARTEY (Stage name)
* Played bass guitar & backing vocals in top Edinburgh band Makossa from 1987 to 1991. Toured Central Scotland.
* Played bass guitar & backing vocals with Dave Robb and the Filmmakers from 1991- 1992. Toured Berlin and Northern Germany. Played on album "Capture an Image."
* Fronted BTL as bass playing vocalist 1992-1994. Toured Central Scotland.
* Became soloist in 1995, playing acoustic guitar with own brand of music "Afro Scot Rock."
* Completed 1st album "Don't be Sad" in 1998.
* Supported Nik Harper (son of Roy) at London's Twelve Bar.
* 1997 Runner up & 1998 Winner at BBC Scotland Tympanali singer songwriter competition with "Injustice" a painful story which describes events surrounding the untimely death of my uncle Alex Tetteh-Lartey who was killed on a London street in 1996.
* Gate crashed T in the Park Music Festival in 1998 & was asked back again!!
* Appeared on national television "Star for a Night" 1999
* 2002 Completed 2nd album "Acoustic Slap Unpolished" which is dedicated to my late Uncle Alex Tetteh-Lartey
* Played several live radio sessions from 1998 to date including BBC Radio Scotland, Forth FM, Scot FM and Fresh Air FM as part of ongoing promotion
* Designed & constructed original acoustic musical instrument. See "Combuitar" on Youtube!
* Musical genre & influences: (Acoustic Slap / folk / pop). Oscar Peterson, The Beetles, Errol Garner, Stevie wonder, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Talking Heads, Roy Williamson (The Corries), Joan Armatrading, John Lennon, Paul McCartney
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