"Motor Ace" was an Australian alternative rock band. Their members were Patrick ('Patch') Robertson (vocals/guitar), Damian Birchall Costin (drums), Matt Balfe (bass) and Dave Ong (guitar).
The band began recording their debut release during April of 1999. On it they worked with producer Paul McKercher, who has also assited well-known efforts by You Am I and The Cruel Sea. The eventual tracklisting of their self-titled release included "Chairman of the Board", "Chromakey", "Criminal Past", "Lowrider" and "Fluke". Other songs, "American Shoes" and "Siamese", were also considered, but were left out after the band decided they wanted to make a straight-up rock EP (though they wound up on future releases). Triple J gave the band heavy airplay, assisting the band on their touring schedule.
Motor Ace's swaggering rock anthems have seen many commentators liken them to Brit rockers The Verve and Oasis. Motor Ace supported the latter during their Australian tour in 2002. Unusually, they also once supported (along with Bodyjar) blink-182 during their 2000 Australian tour.
Their first album, ''Five Star Laundry'' debuted at #4 on the Australian ARIAnet albums chart in 2001. T...
|years active||1998 – 2005|
|members|| Patrick ('Patch') Robertson|