Bond & Bentley began in 2006 as a vehicle for long time friends Ray Wroten and Stan Wetters to express their energy through music. The infant stages of the band were basic transformations of Wroten's acoustic songs to three piece band arrangements. Over several months of honing their material the band (then an acoustic driven 3 piece) played several small venues in the Baltimore metro area.
After 2 years of playing the local bar circuit and the release of their indie debut "Dreams Don't Pay the Rent" the band recruited the talents of local hip-hop artist Fresh Competition to lend depth to an already solid sound. With a new piece and a new direction B&B began writing new songs including Fresh not only adding vocals but also playing horn, harmonica, keys, and light percussion.
In early 2009 the band began work on their second album "Take 2" featuring a new lineup and a more eclectic arrangement and writing technique. They have sold thousands of copies of that album since it's release in July 2009 and have put together a fun high energy live act which is the band's core selling point.
In Late 2011 B&B release their first download only album "Airwaves", a collection of live performances as well as radio interviews and acoustic tracks.
In the summer of 2012 the band released "Hold Steady", their 3rd full-length studio album. With a much more polished sound and the departure of some members, the band has reinvented it's sound again. Leaving the world of hip-hop behind and forging into a new blues/soul/funk frame of writing. The addition of Alex Watts on drums, Ian Macfie on keys and vocals, and electric blues guitar of Jarrette Kobin and Kevin Cooper the band created a sound that is not only pop sensible but has a new "kickin ass east coast blues" feel.
The boys have tirelessly played over 175 shows each year since 2009 in nationwide venues as far south as Ft. Myers Florida, to as far north as the Canadian border, and as far west as Omaha, Nebraska. Bond & Bentley is poised to break onto the national music scene with their inexhaustible work ethic and soul stirring melodies.
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