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Bedford, Mark William (24th August 1961-Present)

He is a bass guitarist and singer-songwriter born in London, England and nicknamed “Bedders”.

While attending school in Kentish Town he met the members of the North London Invaders through his friend Gary Dovey, who was their drummer, and he was asked to a rehearsal. After Gary Dovey left the band he was the one that introduced Daniel Woodgate , “Wooders” to replace him.

The group became Morris and the Minors and then evolved into Madness which was one of the most popular British bands of the 1980s. He was involved in the writing of several of the band’s songs including the No. 17 hit “One Better Day “.

They disbanded in 1986 and he went on to join Voice of the Beehive, followed by forming the band BUtterfield 8 with members of the jazz scene of that period. The band re-united in 1992 with the original line-up but between 1993 and 1995 he took a break from them. He returned to the band and is currently recording and touring with them as well as working as a graphic designer with his own business in Camden Town, London.

Madness Recordings
Baggy Trousers(Graham McPherson/Chris Foreman /Michael Barson)
Stiff Records: BUY 84-A (UK45)
The Business(Michael Barson)
Stiff Records: BUY 84-B (UK45)
Don’t Look Back (Chris Foreman)
Stiff Records P-BUY 146B (UK 45 picture disc)
Guns (Graham McPherson )
Stiff Records: BUY 201-B( UK Poster Sleeve)
House of Fun(Mike Barson/Lee Thompson )
Stiff Records P-BUY 146A (UK 45 picture disc)
One Better Day (Graham McPherson /Mark Bedford)
Stiff Records: BUY 201-A( UK poster sleeve)

You can see him playing bass here with Madness on their “Driving In My Car”…