Bentley Rhythm Ace

Bentley Rhythm Ace

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Bentley Rhythm Ace (BRA) are a duo formed in Birmingham, England in 1997.

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.

The name probably refers to the Rhythm Ace line of analogue drum machines manufactured by Ace Tone, some of which were rebranded and distributed by Bentley Pianos in the UK.

The group epitomises the Big Beat era. Signed to Skint Records, they enjoyed commercial success with their music being used on television advertisements and having an underground following.

The group split in 2000, but they played the occasional low-key DJ set. However, in 2009, they reformed and managed by Cut La Roc signed to Rocstar Records, with a string of tour dates set for 2010.
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Bentley Rhythm Ace Discography

Albums

Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace (Album) Skint UK 1997 Sell This Version
Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Samples(Acetate, LP, Smplr) Parlophone none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Bentley Rhythm Ace Late Train 2 Bentley On C Skint UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out! / Run On The Spot (Single, Maxi) Skint, Parlophone, Skint UK 1996 Sell This Version
Bentley Rhythm Ace Midlander (There Can Only Be One) (Single) Skint UK 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 84570 2 6, 84570 2 Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out! / Run On The Spot(CD, Single, CD) Skint, Parlophone 7243 8 84570 2 6, 84570 2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
BRADJ 001 Bentley Rhythm Ace Run On The Spot(CD, Single, Promo) Skint BRADJ 001 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
Bentley Rhythm Ace Theme From 'Gutbuster' (Single) Parlophone UK 2000 Sell This Version
Bentley Rhythm Ace How'd I Do Dat??? (Single, Maxi) Parlophone UK 2000 Sell This Version
Sophia Lolley & Bentley Rhythm Ace Sophia Lolley & Bentley Rhythm Ace - Angel Face (Maxi) C Side Trax UK 2003 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FSUKCD3 Bentley Rhythm Ace FSUK3(2xCD, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound FSUKCD3 UK 1998 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BRAPRO 01 Bentley Rhythm Ace Gentley Bentley(Cass, Promo) Skint BRAPRO 01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
8889032 Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only - Sounds (Rares Et Inédits)(CD, Smplr, Promo, Car) EMI, Parlophone, FNAC 8889032 France 2000 Sell This Version
BRAPRO 02 Bentley Rhythm Ace 5 Track Taster(CD, Promo) BRA Sounds BRAPRO 02 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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malster25

malster25

June 27, 2002
Seen these guys play four times and seen them DJ three times. never fail to raise a smile. The loops are great, the samples stupid, and the atmosphere they create is wicked. One of my personal favorites, cann't think of anything bad to say, all I will say is if you see it buy it!!

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