The Bellrays

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The BellRays
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The BellRays in Madrid, 2008
Background information
Origin Riverside, California, U.S.
Genres Garage rock, soul
Years active 1990–present
Labels You and Media (US)
Heart of Gold (ES)
Vicious Circle (FR)
Shock (AU)
Alternative Tentacles (US)
Website http://www.thebellrays.com
Members Lisa Kekaula
Bob Vennum
Stefan Litrownik
Justin Andres
Past members Craig Waters
Jim Kerwin
Ray Chin
Tony Bramel (as Tony Fate)
Todd Westover
Walter "Phil" Phillips
Michael Sessa
Jeffrey Porterfield
Eric Allgood

The Bellrays (also capitalized as The BellRays) are an American group that combines garage rock music with soul singing styles. The band consists of Lisa Kekaula (vocals), Bob Vennum (guitar), Justin Andres (bass) and Stefan Litrownik (drums). The group, founded in the early 1990s in Riverside, California, prides itself on its independence. They have been with several independent labels, including Upper Cut, Poptones, Alternative Tentacles, Bittersweet, Shock, Cheap Lullaby, Vicious Circle, Anodyne.

On the group's MySpace page, they describe themselves as follows:

"High Octane Rock and Roll! Biography schmiography! Who cares about where they came from or what they did before or how many records they put out. Stats are not what music or this band is about. If you have an open mind and want something challenging in your life then this is where you want to stop and listen. Just take it in and make up your own mind. You want somebody to tell you what it is go to Kelly Clarkson's website instead. You tell us what we're about and then tell your friends whether you like it or not."

"Zero PM" was featured in the video game Driv3r and "Revolution Get Down" in a commercial for the Nissan Xterra. "Revolution Get Down" was also used as a fade-to-commercial song during the 2006 NCAA Tournament in the George Mason-Florida semifinal on CBS Sports.

Albums[edit]

  • The BellRays (1990)
  • In the Light of the Sun (1993)
  • A Vital Gesture Christmas (1996)
  • Let It Blast (1998)
  • Punk Rock and Soul (1999)
  • Grand Fury (2000)
  • Meet the BellRays (2002)
  • Raw Collection (2003)
  • The Red, White and Black (2004)
  • Raw Collection, Vol. 2 (2005)
  • Have A Little Faith (2006)
  • Hard Sweet and Sticky (2008)
  • Merry Xmas, Love the BellRays (2008)
  • Black Lightning (2010)

Videos and DVDs[edit]

  • The BellRays @ the Barfly (2005)

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