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

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

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.”

 

 

THE BELLRAYS DISCOGRAPHY

 

ALBUMS

 

The BellRays (1990)

In the Light of the Sun (1993)

Let It Blast (1998)

Grand Fury (2000)

Meet the BellRays (2002)

Raw Collection (2003)

The Red, White and Black (2003)

Raw Collection, vol 2 (2005)

Have a Little Faith (2006)

Hard Sweet and Sticky (2008)

Merry Xmas (2009)

Black Lightning (2010)

Punk Funk Rock Soul - Vol 2 (2018)

 

SINGLES AND EP'S

 

Wall of Soul - 7" (1995)

A Vital Gesture Xmas (1996)

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

Good Thing/ Half a Mind - 7" (1998)

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

The BellRays/ Adam West - 7" (1999)

Suicide Baby - 7" (2000)

Fire on the Moon - tester (2002)

They Glued Your Head On Upside-Down - tester (2002)

Get It Right/ Chain on You - 7" (2003)

Smash the Hits - 8" (2003)

Warhead/ Swingin' the Blade - 7" (2003)

Lion's Den - 7" (2003)

Le Cornichones - 7" (2006)

Tell the Lie - 7" (2006)

Covers  (2016)

Punk Funk Rock Soul Vol. 1 (2017)