Bernard Butler is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He plays guitar and piano, but also drums and percussion.
Bernard Butler has played on and/or produced records by Aimee Mann, Edwyn Collins, Neneh Cherry, Tim Booth (of James), Duffy, Eddi Reader, Hopper, Roy Orbison, Bert Jansch, The Libertines, Heather Nova, The Veils, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Cribs, Pretenders, The On-Off's, 1990s, The Mescalitas, Cut Off Your Hands, Cajun Dance Party, The View, Arkitekt, Sons and Daughters, Black Kids, Tricky and Sharleen Spiteri.
Bernard Butler created the soundtrack to the 1997 film The James Gang and played on the soundtrack of Velvet Goldmine, alongside Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.
Bernard Butler has played live with The Cranberries, Sparks, Paul Weller, Teenage Fanclub, the Manic Street Preachers and Bert Jansch.