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bellylove's new c.d. Circles and Darkness features 5 original songs: Circles and Darkness, Stumble, Stride Song, Schmo Boy, (If you) Can't fix me.
And covers by Frank Zappa, Cheech and Chong, Taste of Honey, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd.
Apostrophe-Earache My Eye (Medley), Pink Floyd's; Pigs-Time-Breathe (Medley), Boogie oogie oogie-War Pigs-Magic Fingers (Medley).
bellylove is Lisa Black (Guitars), Toni Valenta (Vocals and Bass), and Adam Steinberg (Drums). Former band mates include; Clint Davidson (Bass), Becky Wreck from the Luna Chick and Uncle Becky (Drums), Chris Russo (Drums), Dave Norwoods (Funk Savers), and Sheri Weinstein (Pandoras, Hardly Dangerous)
bellylove is an L.A. based rock band. We write songs as well as cover our some of favorite artists live like: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, Cheech and Chong, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young and much more. bellylove has opened for Ani DiFranco, Stephen Pearcy, C.C. DeVille, and played almost every rock club in L.A. and the Southbay area for over 10 years.
Lisa Black played with the Pandoras in 1984 after Paula Pierce spilt with Bambi Conway, Gwynne Kahn, and Casey Gomez (the orignial "it's about time" Pandoras) after a fight about the name. Gwynne (now Nipper Seaturtle) spearheaded the Pandoras but as with most bands, the singer, Paula Pierce, got the lion's share of recognition. The fight over the name was sad and ugly to say the least. Paula Pierce was a Rock Star whose time sadly never came. Gwynne, however was the creative driving force of the band, as far as genre and style were concerned. I (Lisa) joined the band and after one show at Fender's opeining for 45 Grave we were signed to Enigma Records, went into the studio with Chaz Ramirez (Eddie and the Subtitles) at Casbah in Fullerton (Mommy's Little Monster) cut 5 songs, mastered it and then got dropped. It's a really cool collection of songs from the Banana Splits to the Carry Nations (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls). Check out iTunes for those oldies but goodies. Lisa then went on to form "Feline" with Bambi and Casey from the Pandora's who opened several shows for Guns and Roses, Kix opened for Feline mind you! Lisa Black along with Tomi Rae Hynie started Hardly Dangerous in 1986. Hardly Dangerous wound down around 1991 after playing what seems like hundreds of shows on the Sunset Strip in the "hair metal" hey day. The band took over a decade long hiatus after being turned down by Madonna's Maverick record label in late 1991. Tomi Rae is keeping the HD torch alive though, she just played the SSMF 2012 in Hollywood. Go Tomi!
Toni Valenta is a multi-talented singer songwriter who plays guitar, bass, drums. She can nail Zeppilin to a tee and writes amazing, thoughtfull, heartfelt lyrics. bellylove is her baby, it's her name, which simply describes "the thing you do when you rub your doggies or kitties belly", that's bellylove!
Toni has written so many great lyrics they sometimes get lost in the mix, like "bulimia" that song is amazing, and 'It's not an Insult" another great song Toni wrote about her inner most feelings of what it's like to be human on this planet. Toni sang in "Partly Cloudy" an industrial project in the early-ninties.
Toni is relatively new to the bass, but you would never know, she dove in head first emulating her heros Jack Bruce and John Paul Jones. Toni's talents have no boundries, she sings Italian Opera too!
Adam Steinberg is a veteran of the Kibbitz Room at Canter's Deli on Fairfax. He recently wrapped his 10 year tenure there. He can be seen also performing with "The Swing Riots". Adam is an awesome addition to bellylove, we are so lucky and grateful to share this journey with Adam!