GUITAR/ VOCALIST, BRYAN KELLY:
Like his fellow band mates it all started at a very young age for San Diego native Bryan Kelly, sweating it out in his parents garage year after year, sharpening his skills on his instrument and fine tuning his vocal prowess. After playing many a backyard shows with various bands of friends in his teenage years Bryan finally graduated to playing the local bar scene with his first band, a rockabilly trio known as the Handsome Devils. After a few years Bryan and the Devils parted ways which brought about the formation of Hard Fall Hearts, an energetic punkabilly trio that has been touring the U.S. and Europe for the past 10 years. When he's not on stage with HFH, Bryan keeps the party going with Bonneville 7!! As a proudly endorsed member of Gretsch guitars, Bryan has come to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and he's all out of bubble gum!!!
DRUMS/ BACKUP VOCALS, BECKY RUSSELL:
Becky’s drumming started when she was 9 years old. She stole a pair of drumsticks out of her big brother’s room that he brought home from school. She began beating on the furniture. Then did the school band thing. At 15 she got into the ‘Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugel Corps’. When Becky moved to southern California she was in several touring bands in the west coast before getting the opportunity to play in Southern California with the ‘Guana Batz’ in the late 1990’s. Two of the boys from the Guana Batz started ‘Bonneville 7’.
Between playing drums and racing motocross, Becky continued playing in several working bands. Becky started ‘Bonneville 7’ back up with ‘Hard Fall Hearts’ front man Bryan Kelly and Eddie Montoya. They play all over Southern California.
Becky has played in the Gas Lamp Quarter and all over San Diego County subbing and playing with 'Chill Boy', 'Big Rig Deluxe', 'Stilettos', 'The Robin Henkel Band' with Billy Watson and Kelly Rucker, 'Cash Kings', 'Big Daddy & the Money Shakers', 'Rip Carson', 'JumpStart', 'The Stoney B Blues Band', 'The Rhythm Ranchers', 'The Lance Dieckmann Band', 'Phil Diiorio Band', 'Sickstring Outlaws', 'Charles Burton Blues Band', 'Flipside Burners', 'Joe Wood & the Lonley One's' and many others. Currently Becky plays with ‘Bonneville 7’.
BASSIST/ BACK UP VOCALIST, KURT ROSENBAUM aka 'Rosenblitz':
Originally from Burlington, Connecticut, Kurt got his start on electric bass back in 1986 at the age of 14. After playing in several garage bands and professional bands for the next 7 years playing rock and metal, he set out to be a guitarist. Moving to San Diego in 1994 via the US NAVY, he played in a few bands while serving overseas, and a few bands locally here in San Diego.
At the end of 2017, he decided to try something new. By April of 2018 he bought his first upright bass. Bonneville 7 is his first band in which he is playing the upright bass. And absolutely loving everything about playing the upright bass!
Sub- BASSIST/ BACK UP VOCALIST, EDDIE MONTOYA:
Eriberto ( Eddie) Montoya slaps that big dog house bass, better known as Marilyn. Eddie has played with many rockabilly bands in and around San Diego. He has been a musician since he was just a kid. He started on the accordion at the age of five playing in his family’s mariachi band. He has played many instruments. Started playing the violin at the age of 11. His roots are in mariachi music but has since spread out into several other genres including rockabilly and blue grass. Eddie is a true show man of the Bonneville 7.
Bonneville 7 History
Bonneville 7 was originally formed in 1999 with Becky Russell, Mike Bonilla, two members Pip Hancox and Jonny Bowler of the British band, ‘Guana Batz’. The Guana Batz a Psychobilly Band did a South West Tour with Becky Russell on Drums. They decided after that tour they should start up a new band here in the US and call it ‘Bonneville 7’ since only two Batz lived in the US. Bonneville 7 was named after the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and lucky number 7. The band disperced do to the fact the Guana Batz continued to play more often.
In 2018 Becky reformed the band and needed the right combination for what she wanted to do. Becky didn’t just want to play Rockabilly anymore, but everything. Glenn Trenchard, Bonneville 7’s manager, had Becky call Bryan Kelly of ‘Hard Fall Harts’ to see if he wanted to be a part of B7. To Becky’s surprise Bryan said, “YES”! She brought Eddie Montoya over from a previous band, ‘Flipside Burners’. In 2019 Kurt Rosenbaum joined the band to alternate weekends with Eddie, a single Dad, do to their busy schedule.
Bonneville 7 is a high energy Alternative/ Rockabilly/ Rock-n Roll/ Southern Rock Band that plays all over San Diego. They play Cash to the Clash and the Ramones to the Stones. You can check them out on their website www.bonnevilleseven.com Bryan Kelly plays a monster Gretsch guitar with great vocals. Bryan Kelly is an endorsed artist with Gretsch Guitars. He has played internationally and brings a lot of energy to the band. Eddie Montoya slappin’ the big Dog House Bass has played in multiple bands in San Diego. Kurt Rosenbaum has played bass since he was a kid and has traveled all over the world playing bass in various bands. Kurt picked up the Dog House Bass and his story continues. Becky Russell on drums keepin’ it all together who is endorsed by Pork Pie Percussion, T-Cymbals, Cooper Groove Performance Drumsticks, Drum Flip and a Pro Deal with Aquarian Drum Heads. Becky is a true professional who has played from Nashville to San Diego and beyond.