Bentley Rhythm Ace (BRA) are a duo formed in Birmingham in 1995.
*Richard March born 4 March 1965, in York (bassist)
*Mike Stokes (keyboardist)
The band was formed by March, a former member of the group Pop Will Eat Itself (see under artists). Their live drummer was Fuzz Townshend, with whom March previously played with in P.W.E.I.
BRA signed up with the Brighton based record label Skint, and released their self titled debut album in 1997 which spawned the popular single “Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out”.
A second album, ‘For Your Ears Only’, was released in 2000 on Parlophone from which came the single, “Madam, Your Carriage Awaits”. The group also compiled a two CD ‘FSUK’ compilation album.
In 2004, the BRA released a record with Sophia Lolley called ‘Angel Face’.
Bentley Rhythm Ace have enjoyed much commercial success with their music featuring on television advertisements.
The group now play the occasional low-key DJ set and both March and Townshend teach in the Music Department at Halesowen College.
*Bentley Rhythm Ace (1997)
*For Your Ears Only (2000)