Riverside CA’s garage tornadoes TheBellRays announce new album and tour for 2018.


Punk. Funk. Rock. Soul. The main ingredients in a potent witch’s brew that The BellRays have been mixing for a long time now. Returning with their first full new album since the release of ‘Black Lightning’ in 2010, ‘Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2’ follows the release of ‘Volume One’, the four-track taster EP released in 2017 as an appetiser for the main feast. ‘Volume Two’ arrives February 2nd via Cargo Record UK.

If music is food for the soul, then The BellRays are thanksgiving and they know how to cook. The BellRays strip down to the meat of what music means to them. Growing up in SoCal, they thrived on radio channels that broadcast more than one kind of music. It was a party. ‘Punk Funk Rock Soul’ is their party with their songs and friends.

“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…we like to rock.”

Catch the band live at the following dates in March 2018

Thrs 1 Ramsgate Ramsgate Music Hall
Fri 2 Halifax The Lantern
Sat 3 Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
Sun 4 Edinburgh Opium
Tues 6 Glasgow Broadcast
Wed 7 Newcastle Cluny
Thrs 8 Leeds Brudenell
Fri 9 Manchester Soup Kitchen
Sat 10 Newport Le Pub
Tues 13 Southampton Talking Heads
Wed 14 Bristol Lantern
Thrs 15 Brighton The Albert
Fri 16 Norwich NAC
Sat 17 London The Camden Assembly