John Edward Illsley is a famous English musician best known for being the bass guitarist for Dire Straits, a highly acclaimed rock band. With Dire Straits, John has received several BRIT and Grammy Awards, as well as a Heritage Award.
|Full Name||John Edward Illsley|
|Birth Date||24 June 1949|
|Birth Place||Leicester, United Kingdom|
|Profession||Singer / Song Writer|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Life & Career|
John Edward Illsley, commonly known as John Illsley, is a well-known musician. He was born in Leicester, England, on June 24, 1949. Leicester is a lovely and popular city in England’s Leicestershire region. When John Edward Illsley was 17 years old, he began his career as a musician.
He quickly became increasingly successful in his business, influencing others via his job and establishing a strong reputation. After a time, as he gained notoriety, his career came full circle. John Edward Illsley became well-known in his own nation of the United Kingdom, as well as in other countries, for his performance.
Stickleback hunting with pals in the River Jordan at Little Bowden is one of Illsley’s early recollections. Before commencing employment as a management trainee for a lumber industry, Illsley attended Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire and a Further Education College near Kettering in Northamptonshire.
He went on to Goldsmiths College, University of London, to study Sociology and run a record store with his girlfriend. He shared a room with David Knopfler in London. Illsley was introduced to David’s elder brother, Mark, who had just divorced and was performing music at local taverns.
Illsley recalls arriving home extremely early one morning and seeing this guy Mark, lying on the floor and sleeping with a guitar over his legs. He had his head cocked back, and there was an ashtray on the floor with cigarette butts and coffee, and that was how the two first met.
|Personal Life & Relationships|
With Story Highlights, images from concerts, and advertisements of his current work and activities, John Illsley is a significantly more prolific poster on Instagram. John Illsley has long been one of Instagram’s most recognizable faces. His Instagram account is primarily comprised of footage from his events and music videos, as well as selfies and regular life updates.
Illsley is an accomplished painter, and his debut exhibition was held in year 2007 at the Nevill Keating Gallery in Pickering Place, London. In the run-up to September’s vote on Scottish independence, Illsley was one of 200 public personalities who signed a letter to The Guardian opposing independence.
Illsley and his 4 children currently live in Hampshire with his second wife Stephanie. He owns the East End Arms, a modest bar in the hamlet of East End, that has been named one of the 50 Best Pubs Around Britain. He is also a partner in 2 hotels in the area named, The Master Builder’s House Hotel in Beaulieu and The George Hotel on the Isle of Wight.
John Edward Illsley has an estimated net worth of $4 million. The main source of his income is the profession of singing and record producing, which he did greatly and successfully.
John get a huge amount of money from the hotels and pubs he own. It is said that he owns a luxurious house along with a variety of luxury cars.