The BellRays are hitting the road in a month to kick the life into those cold winter nights in the brand new year. We are bringing our special brand of punk, rock and soul to the following towns in the western United States..practically to your front door. We can’t wait to spend some quality time rockin’ the homeland. We will be hitting the following states specifically: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Texas. Currently the dates on the website feed to BandsInTown and all the dates have not been posting properly. We hope to have that cleared up this week so you can purchase your tickets well in advance. Our partners in crime for most of the shows will be the Atom Age. See you soon!
We are pleased to announce our Spanish tour starts next week on October 5th and continues into October 20th. Do not miss these shows. We want to punk-funk-rock-soul you right on up! Check out our show listing under SHOWS.
Tuesday, May 22 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Loppen in Copenhagen, DenmarkLOPPEN, COPENHAGEN Wednesday, May 23 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Tobaken in Esbjerg, DenmarkTOBAKEN, ESBJERG, SOUTH DENMARK Thursday, May 24 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ 1000 Fyrd in Aalborg, Denmark1000 FYRD, AALBORG, NORTH JUTLAND Friday, May 25 @ 9:00PMThe BellRays @ Hafenklang - Goldener Salon in Hamburg, GermanyHAFENKLANG - GOLDENER SALON, HAMBURG, HH Saturday, May 26 @ 4:00PMThe BellRays @ Sniester 2018 in The Hague, NetherlandsSNIESTER 2018, THE HAGUE, SOUTH HOLLAND Monday, May 28 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ LE P'TIT MINOU in Brest, FranceLE P'TIT MINOU, BREST Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Sterolux in Nantes, FranceSTEROLUX, NANTES, LOIRE REGION Wednesday, May 30 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Bombshell in Clermont-Ferrand, FranceBOMBSHELL, CLERMONT-FERRAND, 98 Friday, June 1 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ La Batterie in Guyancourt, FranceLA BATTERIE, GUYANCOURT Saturday, June 2 @ 4:00PMThe BellRays @ Wanagain Festival in Clénay, FranceWANAGAIN FESTIVAL, CLÉNAY, BURGUNDY-FRANCHE-COMTE Sunday, June 3 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Café Central in Weinheim, GermanyCAFÉ CENTRAL, WEINHEIM, 01 Monday, June 4 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Goldmarks in Stuttgart, GermanyGOLDMARKS, STUTTGART, BW Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Freakshow in Essen, GermanyFREAKSHOW, ESSEN, NW Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Vera in Groningen, NetherlandsVERA, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Db's in Utrecht, NetherlandsDB'S, UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS Friday, June 8 @ 8:00PMThe BellRays @ Cafe Wilhelmina in Eindhoven, NetherlandsCAFE WILHELMINA, EINDHOVEN, NORTH BRABANT Saturday, June 9 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ AU-FEST in Frankfurt, GermanyAU-FEST, FRANKFURT, 05 Sunday, June 10 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Wild at Heart in Berlin, GermanyWILD AT HEART, BERLIN Tuesday, June 12 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech RepublicROCK CAFE, PRAGUE, PRAGUE Wednesday, June 13 @ 8:00PMThe BellRays @ Arena Wien in Vienna, AustriaARENA WIEN, VIENNA
Thursday, June 14 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Hard Place in Zagreb, CroatiaHARD PLACE, ZAGREB, ZAGREB Friday, June 15 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Bad Music Boogaloo in Belgrade, Serbia And MontenegroBAD MUSIC BOOGALOO, BELGRADE, 02 Saturday, June 16 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Border Rock in Kladovo, SerbiaBORDER ROCK, KLADOVO, CENTRALNA SRBIJA Sunday, June 17 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ SKNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, SerbiaSKNS FABRIKA, NOVI SAD, VOJVODINA Tuesday, June 19 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ MKNZ in Ilirska Bistrica, SloveniaMKNZ, ILIRSKA BISTRICA Wednesday, June 20 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Latteria Molloy in Brescia, ItalyLATTERIA MOLLOY, BRESCIA, LOMB. Thursday, June 21 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Festa Della Musica in Arco, ItalyFESTA DELLA MUSICA, ARCO, TR.A.A. Friday, June 22 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Astro club in Pordenone, ItalyASTRO CLUB, PORDENONE, 06 Saturday, June 23 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Cascina Bellaria Music Club in Sezzadio, ItalyCASCINA BELLARIA MUSIC CLUB, SEZZADIO, PIEM. Sunday, June 24 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Blah Blah in Turin, ItalyBLAH BLAH, TURIN, PIEDMONT Wednesday, June 27 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ GOB in Lucca, ItalyGOB, LUCCA, 16 Thursday, June 28 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Traffic Club in Rome, ItalyTRAFFIC CLUB, ROME, 07 Friday, June 29 @ 6:00PMThe BellRays @ IndieRocket in Pescara, ItalyINDIEROCKET, PESCARA, ABR. Saturday, June 30 @ 7:00PMThe BellRays @ Hana Bi in Ravenna, ItalyHANA BI, RAVENNA, 05
So we decided to do something special for our new tour and to shake off the last remnants of the "Cold-Front." We've changed our theme and let the sunshine in. So often we don't get a chance to do everything we would want to to the website or social media mostly because we have so many other things to do when you are not on the road or in the studio. We are so grateful for the fans we have and these multiple ways to communicate with them. We are making an effort to create more creative bits than just music. I've also made some changes to the way comments can be made on the site after spending a few hours weeding through quite a few posts by "bots" that had nothing to do with the folks I made this site for in the first place. You now have to sign in to post. It really isn't to make it harder it's actually to make it softer and more personal so please do not take offense.
In addition to the website changes we have a new tour to Europe starting on May 22nd. The dates have been posted under SHOWS and are listed on two pages even though it looks like one because the maximum number of show that can post on one page is 20. That might be too much information but I get asked a lot so just click "2" to see the rest of the dates.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by. We have more to post and trying to get better at doing that. Every visitor we get here is appreciated.
We made it back home after six-weeks of almost none stop touring and faced the European "Cold Front" to boot! So many thanks go out to all the fans that were there after we had to cancel the fall tour unexpectedly. We know that every show may not have been rebooked but for those venues that did and those fans that made it out, we are grateful for your support. We could not go on as a band without you.
We were fortunate enough to celebrate our anniversary while we were there making the tour extra special.
"Punk Funk Rock Soul - Vol. 2" was released on February 2nd and makes up the bulk of our new set list. Find your copy at shows or at finer record stores.
We were also able to get back over the Finland after a 7 year absence. So nice to be back there and rock those northern lights. Since it is always cold there at this time of year there was no other name for it other than "winter."
Now that we are back home we are preparing for the recently posted spring/summer dates including Denmark, Serbia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Austria and Slovenia. I get excited every time I list them.
We are doing a lot this year and hope you keep visiting us here as we find more ways to help you find that rock show you need to be a part of every now and then.
OMG! PUNK FUNK ROCK SOUL - V1 is finished! Downloads for all previously purchased copies should hit 11/30.
Many apologies to each and every one of our fans that supported our attempts to release this over the summer. We have been working tirelessly on the recording, compiling and distribution of this project that has occupied so much of our creative space over the last half-decade. Mistakes were made and had to be corrected. Tours were cancelled and had to be rescheduled. It seemed to us that we would never find a way to finish everything we needed to and once you miss deadlines it’s easy to fall victim to that way of thinking. Well, we made it past that and have four (4) fabulous tunes to show for it, each genre specific to the title of the EP. Check out the track listing in our MUSIC section on this site.
We were fortunate enough to have two creatives working with us on the business end. Stefan Lit, a.k.a. Stef Litrownik our drummer on BLACK LIGHTNING, mixed both volumes and gave us a great sounding CD. As did Louise Sordoillet with the CD design for both V1 & V2. She is the killer guitarist for the New York Kleps that have opened for us several times. Many thanks to the both of them for sharing.
If you have not ordered a copy of the download I highly recommend you do. We have included track notes and lyrics and images (like the one below) of the physical CD. For those that would like to get the physical release, it will be available 12/15 at our shows and at fine record stores with impeccable taste. Look for V2 February 2018.
Due to circumstances beyond our control The BellRays must regrettably postpone our EU dates from October 4th through November 5th. We would not do so if it were not a matter of personal wellbeing and we hope you will understand and support us and our privacy. We are currently doing everything we can to reschedule the tour and our release for February 2018.
Those of you familiar with us know that we rarely, if ever, cancel a show, much less an entire tour. Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your support.
Hello good fans and fellow rockers. We are currently on the road in the Netherlands trying desperately to upload files for the EP unsuccessfully. As soon as we can get the upload completed preorders will be fulfilled. Thank you for your support and understanding.
To everyone of you that made it out to the start of our tour, you know we started at the beginning, our hometown of Riverside, California. I am always amazed that no matter how many times I have hit the stage, coming home to play gives me goose bumps. We had a killer bill with Michael Bunuan starting the night off with a few acoustics and then followed by Bucksworth laying down a solid base for a not-so-typical-rock show. We played new songs and had some fun. Thanks to Brian Weatherby for the photo.