The Belnel Dogs are based in Boston and have been writing and recording together since late 2005. The members are Gene Silverio (Lyrics & Vocals) Yagaku Takasu (Guitar) & Jay Bonarrigo (Drums) These 3 had a instant connection when they started writing to help Gene out with a 3 song demo in August of 2005. Jay & Gaku were still in Boston based Emo/Alt outfit The Day Jacob Smiled. After recording 3 tracks at Berklee in December of 05, it was pretty clear that this was more than a side project and The Belnel Dogs were born. FYI: (the real "belnel dogs" were a notorious hip-hop street gang based in Boston in late 70' & 80's)
Since that original Berklee demo back in December 05 (which included fan favorite Longway Down) Belnel has played all over Boston, toured New England & Japan, as well as received radio airplay from thier Debut EP recorded in Early 2007 "Starting Something"......Belnel is currently writing and recording thier next record (hope to release in Fall 07) and making 2 new videos for new material. The Belnel sound combines 70's rock with a modern feel, true life lyrics with a dash of hope.Soul/R&B flavors washed all a round, big sounding rock with anthemic lyrics & melodies to dance & even cry too.