Punk, Rock, Soul Band

Our Story

The BellRays unleash their almost three decade punk-preachin’ to Americans en masse because “it’s never too late to fall in love with The BellRays”! Fronted by the fierce vocals and presence of Lisa Kekaula (The Basement Jaxx “Good Luck featuring Lisa Kekaula” 47th Annual Grammy Awards) along with Robert Vennum’s gut-punching-raucous guitar playing, the band summons memories of sunday school teachings with classic anthems like “Mine All Mine” (Punk Funk Rock Soul V.1) and “Black Lightning”. (Black Lighting) “The fact that we have been doing this for almost 30 years in no way diminishes the ferocity of the rock show we bring” says vocalist Lisa Kekaula. “We go out and do this all the time. Music sometimes seems to be a t.v. in the background but that’s not us. People need to come see this band and be part of the experience. We’re not a cat-click video. Most of the world is missing out on what is The BellRays.”

“We take our ear where our heart lives in simple song-writing, making ourselves and hopefully all who hear it feel good,” explains singer Lisa Kekaula. “We are proud of its simplicity and love how the new songs sound like old friends. This release is a collection of songs that illustrates why we do what we do. We are not 20 year-olds and that’s okay. We are proud of our mileage and journey and PUNK FUNK ROCK SOUL validates our comfort in what music means to us. Viability, trend and meaning are up to the eye of the beholder. For the record…we like to rock.”

 

 

"Blues is the teacher... Punk is the preacher"

"Blues is the teacher... Punk is the preacher"

Discography

Albums

Punk Funk Rock Soul, Vol 2 (2018)

Black Lightning (2010)

Merry Xmas, Love The BellRays (2009)

Hard Sweet and Sticky (2008)

Have a Little Faith (2006)

Raw Collection, Vol 2 (2005)

Raw Collection (2004)

The Red, White and Black (2003)

Meet the BellRays (2002)

Grand Fury (2000)

Let It Blast (1998)

In the Light of the Sun (1994)

The BellRays (1990)

 

Ep's/Singles

Punk Funk Rock Soul, Vol 1 - EP (2017)

Covers - EP (2016) 

Tell the Lie - 7" (2006) 

Les Cornichones - 7" (2006) 

Lion's Den - 7" (2003) 

Swingin' the Blade - 7" (2003) 

Smash the Hits - 8" (2003) 

Get It Right - 7" (2003) 

They Glued Your Head On Upside-Down - 7"(2002) 

Fire on the Moon - 7" (2002) 

Suicide Baby - 7" (2000)

The BellRays/ Adam West - 7" (1999) 

The BellRays/Fireballs of Freedom - 7" (1999) 

Punk, Rock & Soul w/Streetwalkin' Cheetahs (1999)

Half a Mind - 7" (1998) 

A Vital Gesture Xmas -Comp (1996)

Wall of Soul - 7" (1995)