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Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook - Squeeze
Los Angeles, December 1987
Background information
Birth name Glenn Martin Tilbrook
Born August 31, 1957 (1957-08-31) (age 52)
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, keyboards
Associated acts Squeeze, Difford & Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook (born Glenn Martin Tilbrook, on 31 August 1957, in Woolwich, southeast London) is the lead singer and guitarist of the English group Squeeze, a power pop band formed in the mid-1970s. He generally wrote the music for Squeeze, while his writing partner, Chris Difford, wrote the lyrics. In addition to his songwriting skills, Tilbrook is respected both as a singer and an accomplished guitarist.


Difford and Tilbrook

During Squeeze's first hiatus, from approximately 1983 to 1985, Tilbrook wrote, recorded, and toured with Chris Difford, his songwriting partner from Squeeze. Their album, Difford & Tilbrook was originally released in 1984, and remastered and reissued in 2006.

Solo career

Following Squeeze's second breakup in 1999, Tilbrook pursued a solo career, often touring around the UK and U.S. in an unreliable RV, playing small venues to audiences of faithful and highly supportive fans.

He released two solo albums, The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook and Transatlantic Ping Pong. Tilbrook co-wrote some of the songs for his solo recordings with artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Chris Braide and Aimee Mann.

Glenn Tilbrook at the Picturedrome, Yorkshire on 19 May 2007

In 2006, the documentary Glenn Tilbrook: One for the Road was released. The film follows Tilbrook on his November 2001 tour across America.

In 2007, Tilbrook took time off from his solo career to tour once again with Squeeze who had reformed for the third time.

In April 2007, Tilbrook released The Past Has Been Bottled, the first in a five-disc series of remastered demos. The first release included early versions of tracks from Squeeze's East Side Story. The second volume, In The Sky Above, was released in the UK in November 2007, and covered the period from 1993 through 1998.

In 2008, Tilbrook previewed new material while on Tour with The Fluffers, 2 members of whom are also members of the latest Squeeze line-up. A four track Single Binga Bong! was released in November 2008.

Tilbrook's latest album Pandemonium Ensues, credited to Glenn Tilbrook and The Fluffers, was released in March 2009. The 14-track album was produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Andrew J. Jones and mixed by Bob Clearmountain. It features guest appearances from Johnny Depp on "Too Close To The Sun" and Depp's wife, Vanessa Paradis, on "Interest & Love".


Tilbrook has his own recording studio, known as "45RPM", in Charlton, which has been used by other bands such as Nine Below Zero. [1].

Tilbrook supports Charlton Athletic and in 1998 Squeeze released Down in the Valley, a tribute to his boyhood team.

He is a supporter of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a cancer charity founded by Mike Peters of The Alarm, and has played concerts in aid of the organisation, including one at base camp, Mount Everest.

Both of Tilbrook's sons are musical and play a part in two different bands.


  1. ^ Nine Below Zero website retrieved 10 December 2008

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