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, 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, but they played the occasional low-key DJ set.
Now its 2016 and 20 years since their first released 12 inch on skint they have reformed to play live sets around the uk recently headlining The Lunar Festival in Tanworth in Arden.
|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, keyboards, programming, samplers
- Mike Stokes (born 23 December born in 1975 , Hollywood, UK) - keyboards, turntables, programming
- 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 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.