is The Benz, they are from Liverpool and its surrounding areas. They
were brought together by the love for football, drink and women.
band started by getting together after a party. In the beginning
there was Michael Marriott (lead guitar) and Chris Jones (vocals).
Michael would play whilst Chris would string a couple sentences
together. It worked well and they decided to take it further. Jimmy
Marriott was brought in as the drummer, while he was still at
school. The beat gave the music some feeling and it sounded good. At
first the jamming sessions were an excuse to get stoned. Looking for
ways to expand, a friend of Michaels, who he played football with,
said his brother played the guitar. One practice session was all it
took, and the band was beginning to take shape, Mike Smith was
was missing, a bassist. After several unsuccessful applicants The
Benz turned their attention to an old friend who had been there from
the start, from the jamming sessions to the first gigs. The will was
there and so was the dedication. Richard Riozzi was in. They are
five normal lads, who are sick of working for a living and watching
footballers and money men take what they believe should be theirs.
Fame and Fortune.
decided to do something with their lives whilst time was on their
side, like so many before them.
here and ready for a relegation dog fight in order to blag, steal
and cheat their way to the top. There’s a storm brewing and it’s
of destructive proportions.
Benz are here and they’re here to stay.