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 on Bass.
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. 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.