Bentley Rhythm Ace
|Bentley Rhythm Ace|
|Also known as||BRA|
|Genres||Big beat, electronica, electro house, electronic rock|
The band was formed in Birmingham by Richard March, formerly with the group Pop Will Eat Itself, and Mike Stokes formerly with Bugweed Centipede, with guest appearances by James Atkin, a member of indie band EMF. "Both more or less penniless, they drank in the same pub and were forced to buy their records at the cheapest place possible - car boot sales". Their live drummers were Keith York and Fuzz Townshend, alongside whom March previously played in Pop Will Eat Itself.
A second album, For Your Ears Only, was released in 2000 on Parlophone but was less popular. A further single "Madam, Your Carriage Awaits" was released. The group also compiled a two CD FSUK compilation album. In 2004, the Bentleys released a 4-song record with Sophia Lolley called Angel Face.
The group split in 2000 after which they played the occasional low-key DJ set. In 2016 the duo reformed and played live sets across the UK at festivals, supporting The Wonder Stuff's December tour and headlining a few of their own shows.
|1997||Bentley Rhythm Ace||13||Skint/Parlophone||UK: Gold|
|2000||For Your Ears Only||48||Parlophone|
|1996||Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out!||-|
|1996||Midlander (There Can Only Be One)||80|
|1997||Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out!/Run on the Spot||17|
|2000||Theme from Gutbuster||29|
|2000||How'd I Do Dat???||57|
|2004||Angel Face with Sophia Lolley||-|
- FSUK3 (1998)
- Richard March (born 4 March 1965, York, England) - bass, engineering
- Mike Stokes (born 15 June 1971, Birmingham, England) - keyboards, turntables, programming
- James Atkin (vocalist for EMF, born 28 March 1969, Birmingham) - vocals, guitars
- Fuzz Townshend (born 31 July 1964, Hammersmith, London, England) - drums
- Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 75. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
- Bentley Rhythm Ace biography
- ACE-TONE ARCHIVE PAGE Archived 28 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine. retrieved 2 April 2006.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 54. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.