Tottenham Hotspur’s David Bentley becomes gig promoter – Daily Gossip

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder David Bentley has become an unlikely gig promoter man – signing up Leicester newcomer Jersey Budd to play a show for him.

The England international is well known for his taste in music – once being snapped coming out of a Kings Of Leon gig drenched in beer and sweat – and on Tuesday (May 19) he popped along to Shoreditch hangout the Hoxton Bar And Grill to check out a gig by Budd.

Afterwards, he invited the singer to come and play a gig for him in Marbella, where he owns a bar, this summer. Budd agreed on a couple of conditions. “I’d love to go out to Spain and his bar,” he said. “But my one condition, apart from free beer all weekend, is he signs for Leicester City . He’s a magic player,” he added (The Sun).

From the papers:

Liam Gallagher went for a jog in London (The Sun).

Blur‘s Alex James says that playing music in your bedroom is sometimes just as good as playing massive festivals like Glastonbury (Daily Star).

Runner Usain Bolt is a secret rap fan. He amazed punters recently when he jumped onstage at Manchester‘s Circle Bar and covered Shabba‘s ‘Mr Loverman’ and Lil Wayne songs (The Sun).

Ronnie Wood partied at London bar Whisky Mist with girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova (Daily Star).

Amy Winehouse is considering buying a £2.3 million home in St Lucia (Daily Star).

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