Nick Pentelow, born June 10. 1951 i Guildford, but he soon moved to Birmingham.

Nick is a prolific horn player, and you can find him in many albums, especially blues albums.
At the beginning of his career, he played with a band called Gypsies Kiss, based at Cannon Hill ArtS Centre in Birmingham:
Mark Bristow (guitar), John Terry (bass), Steve Bolger (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Terry ? (flugelhorn), John Ellidge (drums)

Occasionally, Charlie Grima (later in Wizard with Nick) would jam with the band.
Later, Nick and Mark Bristow went to play with a combo called Scratch Band:
Brian Calloway (vocals, harmonica), Stuart Scott (guitar), Mark Bristow (guitar), Noel Tadman (bass), Richard Jones (bass), Nick Pentelow (sax), Pete Webb (drums), Alan Moore (drums).

In 1972, he rejoins Stuart Scott in another band, Pendulum:
Stuart Scott (guitar), Nick Pentelow (sax), Alan Moore (drums), + a vocalist and a keyboardist.

In July 1972, he joins genius Roy Wood (just leaving his own creature, ELO) who was to form his next band, Wizard:
Roy Wood (guitar, vocals), Rick Price (bass, vocals), Bill Hunt (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Mike Burney (sax), Hugh McDowell (cello), Charlie Grima (drums), Keith Smart (drums).
They released the album called Wizzard Brew in 1973.

Soon after, Hugh McDowell rejoins ELO again.

Roy Wood (guitar, vocals), Rick Price (bass, vocals), Bill Hunt (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Mike Burney (sax), Charlie Grima (drums), Keith Smart (drums).

Later same year, in November 1973, there was another change in the lineup. Bill Hunt leaft:
Roy Wood (guitar, vocals), Rick Price (bass, vocals), Bob Brady (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Mike Burney (sax), Charlie Grima (drums), Keith Smart (drums).
They released a 2nd album called Eddy & The Falcons.

After a 3rd album, See my baby jive, in February 1975, Roy Wood changes to a different project (The Wizzo Band), and Nick goes to play in Steve Gibbons Band. The lineups were changing here all the time, because many friends of Steve Gibbons came to play with them when they were available.

Nick Pentelow recorded 3 albums with Steve Gibbons. Down in the bunker was released in 1978, Saints and sinners in 1979. A new album is released in 1980, with this lineup:
Steve Gibbons (vocals, guitar), Robbie Blunt (guitar), Trevor Burton (bass, guitar, vocals), Bill Paul (sax), Nick Pentelow (sax), Harry Rix (drums).

The next album called Street parade came in two different editions, and the German release hasn't the same tracks as the British release.

In 1981, he's a member of the band Juice on the Loose:
Ron Kavana (guitar, vocals), Alam 'Bam' King (guitar), Charlie Hart (bass), Nick Pentelow (tenor sax), Fran Byrne (drums).

They released a self-titled album with this lineup.

In April 1990, the lineup for Gary Moore band was:
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Don Airey (keyboards), Frank Mead (alto sax, harmonica), Nick Pentelow (tenor sax), Nick Payn (baritone sax), Martin Drover (trumpet), Graham Walker (drums).

For some concerts, they were joined by the late Albert Collins, who appeared as a guest in Gary's blues albums. The tour finished in September 1990.

During 1991 and 1992, he tours as part of the live horn section for the great band Blodwyn Pig:
Mick Abrahams (guitar, vocals), Jim Leverton (bass), Dave Lennox (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Gordon Murphy (sax), Clive Bunker (drums).

Next lineup for Gary Moore Band was in March 1992:
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Martin Drover (trumpet), Frank Mead (alto sax, harmonica), Nick Pentelow (tenor sax), Nick Payn (baritone sax), Candy MacKenzie (backing vocals), Carol Thompson (backing vocals), Graham Walker (drums).

In April 1995, after some adventures with Jack Bruce, Gary Moore resurrects his Midnight Blues Band, with his friends:
Gary Moore (guitar, vocals), Andy Pyle (bass), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (tenor sax), Nick Payn (baritone sax), Graham Walker (drums).

Gary's next album is a full tribute to Peter Green, including Peter Green's original songs as well as a version that Peter played with Fleetwood Mac, the beautiful 'Need your love so bad'. Its title is Blues for Greeny.
There was also released a live video from the subsequent tour. Called Blues for Greeny live (1996, Warner), it was recorded on April 27, 1995.

Gary Moore's next step was another great change. He leaves the blues direction, turning into a more poppy style, and Nick doesn't stay in his band.

In 1995, Bernie Marsden assembles a superb band to release a tribute to Peter Green, later released as Green & blues. The band was:
Bernie Marsden (guitar, vocals), Micky Moody (guitar), John Gordon (bass), Josh Phillips (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), Nick Payn (sax), Steve Dixon (drums).

In the late 90s, Nick has been playing in studio albums by Japanese trio Dreams Come True. But when they needed a horn section for live concerts in July 1996, they used these same musicians as in the studio albums:
Miwa Yoshida (vocals), Masato Nakamura (bass), Takahiro Nishikawa (keyboards), Jiro Takada (guitar), Paul Dunne (guitar), Koh Ohtani (keyboards), Yoshio Kishida (drums), Rin Urashima (backing vocals), the horn section, named "Dynamite UK":

Nick Pentelow (sax), Raul D'Oliveira (trumpet), Martin Drover (trumpet), Peter Thoms (trombone).

As every year, Gary Brooker assembles a band to play some charity gigs in December 1998. Impressive lineup:
Gary Brooker (vocals, keyboards), Paul Carrack (vocals), Beverley Skeete (vocals, percussion), Geoff Whitehorn (guitar), Mick Abrahams (guitar, vocals), Andy Fairweather-Low (guitar, vocals), Dave Bronze (bass), Nick Pentelow (sax), Josh Phillips (keyboards), Henry Spinetti (drums).

In September 1999, Nick Pentelow returns to Roger Chapman & The Shortlist for a two months tour:
Roger Chapman (vocals), Steve Simpson (guitar, violin), Laurie Wisefield (guitar), Gary Twigg (bass), Ian Gibbons (keyboards), Nick Pentelow (sax), John Lingwood (drums), Helen Hardy (backing vocals).