We have rescheduled Rock Show #2 and a whole lot more. We will be performing the full power of BLACK LIGHTNING for the 10th Anniversary of the release. Click the link here to find out the options but most of all make sure you do not miss this event.
We have made changes to our showtimes and venues. No matter what, you will still be able to catch us performing in several places. Make sure to join and subscribe to our pages on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube so you can signup for alerts. We have so much planned and want you to be a part of our shows.
We have moved our this show from our Facebook to YouTube. So many of you have wanted a YouTube show and we are so glad to accommodate. For those of you that have watched previously please note the time change to 3pm (4 hours later)
THURSDAY ROCK SHOW @ 3PM PST
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PHOTO TAKEN DURING A "ROCK SHOW" by Andy Chevallier
So much of what is happening for 2020 was not planned and was completely unexpected. All of us here with The BellRays have been continually blessed with good health and a good attitude to just do what we can. It is the main reason we decided to do the Instagram and Facebook shows every week. We wanted to find a way to get to do what we do for the people we thought would want to see it the most.
We expected a few people to really be happy about it. No way did we ever think that so many of you would choose to become a part of our daily lives. We are ever so grateful for that surprise.
Thank you all so very much for showing up to watch the shows.
Thank you so much for writing comments.
Thank you so much for waking early, staying up late or sharing your breakfast or dinner with us. We are honored to literally be in your homes daily whenever you happen to make it. Whenever you get there is the the best time for us.
We just thought you should know how much you mean to us.
Many thanks to everyone that showed up and supported our first every Tuesday Rock Show. As mentioned, being unable to tour during this time of social distancing we are putting on weekly shows to make up for the time away from fans and as a means to make a living at our stock and trade. Our first one had a bumpy start but finished with a bang. Here is the replay
Due to the recently announced travel ban and medical response to Covid-19, we must sadly postpone our March Spanish dates. We sincerely apologize and are already working on rescheduling our tour for later this year. Please check back for schedule updates.
So we did something different this year and for the first time in years we decided not to go on the road this summer so we could catch up with the world. It has been a great time for us to be home and in one place to better realize what we can do for ourselves and our fans. We have been a band for many years and touring for almost 2/3 of that time. But the world has changed since we started and especially for the independent musician. After taking some of this time to embrace that change I finally realize… WE NEED YOUR HELP. We need your help to be better at giving you what you want from us. The saying goes “you need a village to raise a child” I figure we all need to be a village to make our dreams come true and we know you are a part of that village already. We’d like to get a bit more inclusive and create a master mind of our fans. Would you like to be a part of that?
Our new release which includes 2 new songs is full of more bells and whistles than any other product we have ever released including 7” vinyl, postcards, stickers, buttons and a full release by Lisa and the Lips. Please got to the header above that saws “PRE-SALES” for complete details. Anticipated release 07/31/19.
We are foodies and we love to talk about how much we love food. We are fortunate to travel so many places and try food...well everywhere. We get the recommendations then try what we come close to. Cinco de Mayo is coming up and all I can see is taco stands. Delicious! Can you help guide us to play near you by letting us know what awesome food stands you love?
Until recently I almost always sold merch for the band after every show we ever played. Each night I would towel off quickly if the layout of the club allowed and make my way to the merch booth to meet fans and sell swag. To be truthful, this is not always something I look forward to. Our shows are exhausting and I could do for a good rest after the last note. One night on my way a small young woman tapped me on the shoulder as I hurried through the crowd to get to the table. She spoke quiet but deliberately. I was of course trying to make my way back and telling her to follow me as she spoke which she did. I do not remember exactly what she said and I could not tell you what she looked like if my life depended on it but it was clear to me that she did not feel comfortable speaking to me maybe because she was nervous but I got a sense that it was more like she didn’t do much conversing in general. She told me in so many words that seeing us play and more specifically me sing fed her soul. She implied that what we just did on stage was more than she expected and she was grateful that she was there to receive it. At some point while she was talking I stopped walking to take her in and she told me that she was so moved that she started crying while we played. As a matter of fact she began crying while she told me how she felt. She said she had to thank me. I was stunned. I was moved. I was grateful for her determination to speak to me and tell me what I meant to her. I gave her the biggest hug I could without squeezing her to death. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. I realized that there are so many stories that I may be a part of but will never know because someone couldn’t stay until the end of the show or the merch line was too long or something else got in the way. Before she took the time to let me know what I meant to her I had no idea how much she would forever mean to me.
/forumSo often we go on the road and play a show and hear folks call out a song they want to hear during a set. We hear you and apologize for not being able to accommodate. For the record we want to know what song is “THE” song you love and that you want to hear. Maybe it’s a song you have a great memory of or just has meaning to you. We want to hear what you think.