The band will present Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 in Southampton this March!
Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 is the The BellRay’s first full length album for 8 years. Highlighting the powerful vocals of Lisa Kekaula and the intense guitar work of Robert Vennum, UK fans will be able to enjoy the magnificent live show they have to offer in the forthcoming tour.
The BellRays have returned doing what they do best: creating magic sounds by mixing punk, funk, rock and soul. Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 is a follow up of Volume 1, the four-track EP released in 2017, working as a taster of the upcoming album. Volume 2 was released on February 2nd last year via Cargo Record UK.
Influenced by acts such as The Beatles, Muddy Waters and Creedence Clearwater among others, The BellRays have often been described as “The Stooges meet Aretha Franklin”. Vocalist Lisa Kekaula says: “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.”
Style is Important
Each of the songs composing Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 proves the many different ways in which the band play with their style. In the album, you will find from rock tunes like Bad Reaction and Junior High to songs like Every Chance I Get and Love and Hard Times, that bring out the blues and R&B.
They’ll be touring the UK in March, don’t miss out the opportunity to catch them at Southampton’s Talking Heads on the Tuesday 13th of March. See below the tour dates and the album’s tracklist.
March UK Tour Dates
Thurs 1 – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall
Sat 3 – Middlesbrough – Westgarth Social Club
Sun 4 – Edinburgh – Opium
Tues 6 – Glasgow – Broadcast
Wed 7 – Newcastle – The Cluny
Thurs 8 – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Fri 9 – Manchester – The Soup Kitchen
Sat 10 – Newport – Le Pub
Tues 13 – Southampton – Talking Heads
Wed 14 – Bristol – The Lantern
Thurs 15 – Brighton – The Albert
Fri 16 – Norwich – NAC
Sat 17 – London – The Camden Assembly
Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 Track Listing
- 1. Bad Reaction
2. I Can’t Hide
3. Man Enough
5. Brand New Day
6. Junior High
7. Never Let A Woman
8. Every Chance I Get
10. Love and Hard Times