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BBYB Back In The Studio! 

The band will be heading back into Rock Garden Studio in Appleton this week to record 'Way Past The Sun'. The new 5 minute plus track offers an infectious punchy verse groove, uplifting chorus and dynamic middle section. "It's definitely different than anything else we've recorded previous", says bassist Luke Hartjes. 

The band is continuing with writing and recording in part for an upcoming EP release; still to be announced. 

New Studio Single Coming! 

BBYB Fans and Followers - The band will be hitting the studio in early Spring to record their new single 'Easy'.

The band is currently working together; writing new material for an upcoming EP release slated possibly for later in 2019! Stay Tuned for updates.

'Hump' hits the radio airwaves! 

A big thank you to John Jordan and Len Nelson @ 105.7 WAPL for playing 'Hump' on the station's weekly Home Brewed show. The song was included in the playlist for the Saturday, November 3rd show. An archive of the show can be replayed by clicking on the link below. 

Tune into 105.7 WAPL for 'Home Brewed' each Saturday at 9am to catch music from some of Wisconsin's most talented artists.

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Rock Garden Live TV taping 

Last night the band completed a Live Taping at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton for an upcoming episode of Rock Garden Live. The episode is expected to air on the CW Network next season which is scheduled to begin February/March 2019. The band performed songs from their self-titled debut album in its entirety for an energetic live studio audience.

BlackBelt YelloBelli would like to thank everyone that attended and a special thanks to Marc Golde, Chuck Brook, Woodie Larsen and Che Correa for their hard work with putting together a stellar production. Be sure to tune in each Sunday at 4pm CST for episodes of Rock Garden Live on the CW presented by Tundraland and Stone Arch Brewpub.

New Album Now Available! 

*New Music Friday* The new BlackBelt YelloBelli album drops TODAY 7/20/18! It can be purchased in our web store or at an upcoming show. Digital downloads are also available in our web store, Apple Music, Amazon and CD Baby. A huge thank you to everyone involved that made this possible. Catch us this Saturday at Gibson Music Hall in Appleton with guests More Then Merry and Sons of Kong! Showtime 7pm.

"She's Divine" hits the radio airwaves 

For Release 6/1/2018

The band's first single "She's Divine" will make its radio debut on 105.7 WAPL. The song will be featured tomorrow morning on the weekly segment of WAPL Home Brewed. Tune your dial to The Rockin' Apple at 9am and crank it up! 

Official Single "She's Divine" Released! 

*For Immediate Release 5/25/2018

New music Friday is here!

The first single ("She's Divine") from the new album is now available to listeners (via stream) here on the website using the site-wide player located at the bottom.

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy!


New Album Update! 

For Release 5/4/2018

The band has finished the mixing stages for the new album with engineer Marc Golde at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton. The guys will now begin the mastering phase next week working with Justin Perkins - Mystery Room Mastering (Milwaukee, WI).

Perkins brings a great deal of experience working on numerous past projects with artists such as The Replacements, Cory Chisel, Miles Nielsen, The Figgs, Blueheels and Sleeping in the Aviary. Mystery Room record label credits also include Sony/BMG, Universal, In The Red and Rally Records. 

Mastering is expected to last through May with hopes to begin production work in June! Stay tuned for more updates!

New Album Update! 

For Release 4/15/2018

The band is currently in the mixing stages of its new album at Rock Garden Studios in Appleton, WI. The group has been working with engineer Marc Golde on both the tracking and the mixing stages. Mix sessions are anticipated to end in early May with mastering sessions to follow. The band is tentatively planning a CD release party and a live performance/taping for Rock Garden Live which will air later on the CW Network. Check back later for more details on this event!

The band will include ten songs on the debut "self-titled" album and is very pleased with how the process has gone thus far. BBYB will soon be back rehearsing and writing new material. Stay tuned on this site for upcoming/new show announcements!

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