The Yellow Belts formed in the summer of 2003 and are on the verge of tearing it up in the grand tradition of guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll. When band members Brian and Earl aren’t rocking out with The Yellow Belts, they are holding down the rhythm section for the legendary cowpunk band Nine Pound Hammer. Lead vocalist and lyricist Lawrence Tarpey has fronted a number of bands over the years including the seminal punk rock band Active Ingredients.

The Yellow Belts fuse the best elements of punk, garage and 70s rock ‘n’ roll into songs that are sonically aggressive, melodic and lyrically thought provoking. They've recently shown up on a number of Broadjams Top 10 list including the "Earth Top 10 list". They have played a number of packed shows in their hometown of Lexington, KY and will soon begin touring. They also just finished recording twelve new songs with producer/engineer David Barrick whose credits include The Kentucky Headhunters, Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer.

Similar Artists

Hard to say, trying to define their own sound but somewhat in the vein of the Supersuckers, the Hives, the Dwarves, etc. Basically garage rock meets arena rock.

Influences

Too many to name but here's a few: The Who, Alice Cooper, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Neil Young, Minutemen, Butthole Surfers, The Pixes/Frank Black, Weezer, Nine Pound Hammer, Supers

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The Yellow Belts formed in the summer of 2003 and are tearing it up in the grand tradition of guitar-driven rock ’n’ roll. When band members Brian and Earl aren’t rocking out with The Yellow Belts, they are holding down the rhythm section for the legendary cowpunk band Nine Pound Hammer. Lead vocalist and lyricist Lawrence Tarpey has fronted a number of bands over the years including the seminal punk rock band Active Ingredients. Todd and Mitch are also rock journeymen who have contributed their talents to many cool bands.

The Yellow Belts fuse the best elements of punk, garage and 70s rock ‘n’ roll into songs that are sonically aggressive, melodic and lyrically strong. The band’s songs have shown up on a number of broadjam.com’s Top 10 lists including the song “Lift” which hit their "Earth Top 10" list, and many others. The Yellow Belts have played a number of packed shows in their hometown of Lexington, KY and will soon begin touring regionally. They also just finished recording twelve new songs with David Barrick whose credits include albums by bands such as The Kentucky Headhunters, Nashville Pussy and Nine Pound Hammer.

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