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Bez Joins The Happy Anti-Frackers At Barton Moss

SO. There was the Happy Monday’s dancer Mark ‘Bez’ Berry kicking off his campaign to run for Parliament by joining the Barton Moss anti-fracking site, Manchester.

Bez, famous for winning Celebrity Big Brother, playing the maracas whilst white-and-not-drunk-in-a-Spanish-pub and being the subject of the line “Everyone thinks Bez has about two pounds of coke up his nose all the time and he’s on about eight E’s”, aims to “stir things up” in the Commons. His manifesto is concise:

“If you want to do something about things you’ve got to get into the corridors of power and take them on. If you’re voting for me, you’re voting as a protest about what’s happening in the world at the moment.”

It all seems impossible until you realise that the politician in Bez’s sights is the Labour MP Hazel Blears, a woman whose twin political ambitions are to be more irritating than Harriet Harman and to make Ed Balls look self-conscious. She’s half-way there.

Bez might just win…

 

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Posted: 17th, March 2014 | In: Celebrities, Politicians | Comment


Bez gets buzz from honey but Bill Wyman still rules retirement rockers

Mark Berry, aka Bez, former member of Manchester band the Happy Mondays, holds a tray of honey bees during a photocall at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.

WHEN the NME announced “Happy Mondays’ Bez criticised by Bromley Beekeeping Association”, we wondering if the man who masked the sound of his pills ion his tum-tum by shaking maracas wherever he went had upstaged Bill Wyman, famous for his metal detecting.

As Wyman told Goldmine magazine:

“Metal-detecting is not just for anoraks or eccentrics; it’s probably the best and the most enjoyable way of learning about our history. On any garden, country field, footpath, woodlands, beach or moor land you can find a huge variety of historical objects, all easily located with this high quality metal detector.”

Says Bez who bought his first hive for £50 off  “some fella”:

“My grandad, when he came home from the war, the only thing he came home with was four massive tins of honey and ever since honey has been part of our family life – on our cereal and in our tea.”

Can it be that the more rock ‘n’ roll the youth, the more mundane and nerdy the later years become?

'Bez' (l) and Shaun Ryder of the band the Happy Mondays perform at Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, on the final day of the three day music event.

Mark Berry, aka Bez, former member of Manchester band the Happy Mondays, right, looks on as beekeeper Adrian Rhodes holds a tray of honey bees during a photocall at The Printworks in Manchester city centre.

Posted: 6th, September 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment