Friends of Bentley’s 

Collusion Music


Collusion Music is Queensland’s original fine art music and dance ensemble. Together for 13 years, these award winning chamber musicians collaborate with composers, dancers and choreographers to deliver exceptionally strong and original performances. Collusion’s Access programs provide musical, collaborative and educational experiences at Queensland-based disability centres and schools throughout Australia.


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David Bentley


David is a noted jazz/blues pianist and songwriter. His group is in demand wherever jazz is heard and he is globally recognised as the author of Python Lee Jackson's still-smouldering 70s hit, In
A Broken Dream.


In A Broken Dream rose to number three in the British charts and later turned up on the sound track of films and documentaries (including the acclaimed art house movie Breaking The Waves).

It has also been the subject of literally scores of cover versions.


David's interests span a wide spectrum. His modern jazz trio backed jazz greats including Milt Jackson and Phil Woods during the heady days of The Cellar Club in Brisbane. His blues-oriented group held the residency at Brisbane's Port Office Hotel for eight years and pumped up the crowds at the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival several years running.


His 2006 album, Last Man Standing album received wide airplay on Radio National. He has since recorded two new albums – DB3: The Leopard Lodge Sessions and a new album of original songs titled, simply, Bentley. 


David has also pursued a parallel career in journalism and In 1995 was awarded the Gold Walkley, Australia’s highest journalistic accolade. With illustrator Greville Patterson, he recently co-authored Jambo! Jambo! - an illustrated book for young readers.


The other members of his regular trio lineup are acoustic bassist Andrew Shaw, well-known in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, and Kerry Jacobson, a versatile percussionist acclaimed as
the drummer on Dragon's hit, April Sun In Cuba.


For enquiries or to book David Bentley for your wedding or event. please contact Danielle.


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David Bentley | Irretrievably Blue

Video clip of song Irretrievably Blue from recent album, Last Man Standing, by Brisbane-based singer-songwriter-pianist David Bentley.

Broadway Chapel

The Heritage Listed Broadway Chapel is Brisbane’s only inner-city non-denominational chapel available to all couples for both civil and religious ceremonies. The Chapel is set amongst beautiful trees and gardens, with an extensive sandstone terrace for guests to mingle and host photos. The Chapel gardens also include a granite paved courtyard, fountain and bridal car parking area.


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Leopard Lodge - Inner city Brisbane accommodation

Danielle has opened her beautiful terrace house to guests through airbnb. Heritage-Listed accom (c1885) handy to Gabba, South Bank, city, Brisbane River parklands. 3 bedrooms, 2 lounge rooms, air con, fireplaces, verandahs, spacious kitchen, leafy courtyard. 


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