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Mon, 1 April 2013

BellRays BLACK LIGHTNING Tour

Filed under: blues music, contemporary music, rock music, Gigs, Tours, General — site admin @ 6:07 pm

Blues is the teacher. Punk is the preacher. With a band like the BellRays it’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent,
spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide. And Australian audiences are about to witness all the above things when
the BellRays return this June for a 5-date tour.

BLACK LIGHTNING AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2013
Tuesday, 11th June, 2013
Enigma Bar, ADELAIDE - SA
TICKETS: $30.00 + bf from Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au
and Oztix www.oztix.com.au
Wednesday, 12th June, 2013
Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE - VIC
TICKETS: $40.00 + bf from corherhotel.com, oztix.com.au,
or in person at the Venue and Oztix outlets
Thursday 13th June, 2013
The Hi-Fi, BRISBANE - QLD
TICKETS: $35.00 + bf from thehifi.com.au
phone 1300 THE HIFI or in person at all Oztix outlets.
Friday 14th June, 2013
The Manning Bar, SYDNEY - NSW
TICKETS: $40.00 + bf from www.manningbar.com
phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets.
Saturday 15th June, 2013
Coolangatta Hotel, GOLD COAST - QLD
TICKETS: $27.00 + bf from oztix www.oztix.com.au
phone 1300 762 545 or in person at all Oztix outlets.

To co-incide with the upcoming Australian Tour, the BellRays will release
their album ‘Black Lightning’, a stunning mix of high octane garage rock,
laced with soulful vocals. Sultan Sounds will release the album on Friday
17th May 2013, with the ‘On Top’ single arriving Friday 19th April 2013.

Bob and Lisa made the BellRays happen in 1991. They wanted to play
music and they wanted it to feel good. They wanted people to WANT to
get up, to NEED to get up and check out what was going on. So they took
everything they knew about; the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, the Who, the
Ramones, Billie Holiday, Lou Rawls, Hank Williams, the DB’s, Jimmy
Reed, Led Zeppelin (to name a very few) and pressed it into service.
It was never about coming up with a ‘sound’, or fitting in with a scene. It
was about the energy that made all that music so irresistible. It was the
history BEFORE Led Zeppelin that led them to that point. The Beatles
thought they were playing R&B. It just came out like ‘Rubber Soul’. The
Ramones were trying to be Del Shannon or Neil Sedaka and out came
‘Rocket to Russia’.
With the BellRays there was no conscious effort to ‘combine’ rock and soul
because they didn’t see them as divided in the first place. Blues was
teaching. Punk was preaching. The BellRays were always listening.
The BellRays are; Lisa Kekaula - Vocals (Lisa was the powerful voice
behind Basement Jaxx hit ‘Good Luck’), Robert Vennum - Guitar, Justin
Andres - Bass, Stefan Litronik - Drums.
LISTEN TO ‘ON TOP’ SINGLE
https://soundcloud.com/nasser-3-3/the-bellrays-on-top
THE BELLRAYS release the ‘Black Lightning’ album on Friday
17th May 2013, and ‘On Top’ single on Friday 19th April, 2013
on Sultan Sounds / MGM

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