Lisa Kekaula
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Lisa Kekaula
Lisa Kekaula
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Background information
Born (1967-07-31) July 31, 1967 (age 53)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genresgarage rock, soul, punk rock
Singer
1990-present
The Bellrays, Lisa & the Lips, the MC5, Basement Jaxx, The Crystal Method, The Bloody Beetroots, The Legendary Tigerman, James Williamson

Lisa Kekaula (born July 31, 1967) is the lead singer of American "rock 'n' soul" band The Bellrays.[1]

Early years

Kekaula was born to an African-American mother, Linda and Native Hawaiian father, Alan Kekaula in Los Angeles, California, although the family continued to grow and relocated to suburban Moreno Valley, California. While there, Kekaula began to immerse herself in singing and had her first appearance in a talent show at Edgemont Elementary School. She graduated from Moreno Valley High School and then from the University of California, Riverside.

Career

Since 1990, Kekaula has been vocalist with the Bellrays.

From 2003 to 2007, Kekaula joined a cast of vocalists guesting at live performances by the surviving members of the MC5.[2]

Kekaula has featured on two singles by British house music band Basement Jaxx, most famously "Good Luck", the tracks "Realizer" and "High and Low" from the 2004 album Legion of Boom by The Crystal Method, and "Talkin' in My Sleep" from The Bloody Beetroots' first studio album, Romborama. She has also been featured on the most recent The Legendary Tigerman album, Femina.

In 2014, Kekaula contributed vocals to two tracks for the Re-Licked album of Iggy and the Stooges songs re-recorded by former Stooges guitarist James Williamson. The songs were also released as a 7" single.[3] In 2016, Kekaula and Williamson collaborated again, releasing a single in aid of a Hawaiian homeless charity.[4]

Personal life

Kekaula is married to Robert Vennum, also of the Bellrays; they have one daughter, Twylla. In 2014, Kekaula and Vennum released an album under the name Lisa and the Lips.

References

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Biography: The BellRays". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Still kicking out the jams". The Independent. 2005-02-23. Retrieved .
  3. ^ June 27, Eric Shea; 2014. "Ear to the Ground: James Williamson and Lisa Kekaula's "I Gotta Right"". www.premierguitar.com. Retrieved .CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Lawrence, Dave. "Helping Hand - Stooges' James Williamson benefit single for Project Hawaii". www.hpr2.org. Retrieved .

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