The BellRays at The Lantern in Bristol 14th March 2018Posted on: 20 Dec 2017
The BellRays are playing at The Lantern in Bristol on 14th March 2018.
A garage punk, rock, soul fusion - The BellRays have one of the most unique sounds of our time. They are returning with their first full new album since the 2010 release of Black Lightning. Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 arrives in February of next year. The album follows the release of ‘Volume One’, the four-track EP which was released earlier in 2017.
The band are bringing the party with their music. A celebration of all things sound, they add a different kind of energy to the stage - one that you can’t help but move to.
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 broadcasted more than one kind of music.
Singer Lisa Kekaula says; “We take our ear where our heart lives in simple song writing, making ourselves and hopefully all who hear it feel good. 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.”
With each song, the BellRays play with their unique formula. The dynamics shift and change from straight ahead rockers like "Bad Reaction" "Junior High" and "Never Let a Woman" to more rock/pop songs like "I Can't Hide" and "Brand New Day". "Man Enough" features tornado drumming and Caravanesque guitar solos. The BellRays slide from song to song, changing the dynamics but not the dynamism. In the studio or on stage, the BellRays are always high energy.
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The Lantern is located at Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR
Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.