ABOUT

Jula Bell is an American singer, bass player, autoharp
musician, spoken word artist, poet, activist , and writer from Los Angeles
California USA.  She is associated with the Los Angeles punk scene since
the 1980’s. She attended Boston University and studied Opera and finished
her studies in voice at USC, where she eventually graduated from. She was a
child actress , but is also known for her work in film/tv and video
production with Propaganda
Films
, David Lynch
(Art Dept. Coordinator for Twin
Peaks
and Art Director for the Bravo Twin Peaks Log Lady intros), 23D Films
stop motion animation (Producer on The Simpsons in Australia, Bjork’s
Bachelorette, The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Californication), and her film and TV
soundtrack work with Mark Mothersbaugh (Tank Girl opening
sequence duet with Devo for Girl U Want and El Gato Felix/Felix the Cat en
Espanol, Rolfe Kent (Kate and Leopold, Failure to Launch), and Out of the Dark
featuring Devine, Tracey Walters, and Karen Black. Her vocals are also featured
in a rendition of  Monster Mash for the film Campfire Tales, and she did
two songs for Bill Nye the Science Guy. She is also featured on multiple
commercials including one for  Levi’s (radio commercial talking and
playing her autoharp),Twinkies
(1970), and Unruly
(Prince Matchabelli fragrance).

Her touring bands were Bulimia Banquet (1986-1993)
, Bobsled (1993-1999), Marc Spitz Freestyle (MSF) (2000-2010), Nip Drivers
(2003-2007) and Miss Derringer (2003-2005). She was also a member of The Fags (a
mid era punk band with Jennifer Finch of L7
1984-1985), Minions of Parody (South Bay Joke Death rock band with Roger
Manning of Jellyfish/Beck, and Al Hansford of Bulimia Banquet 1985), Cactus
Dick (A KXLU DJ band with Adam Bomb and Knick Nacks 1984), The BobDrivers (an
acoustic act with Mike Webber of the Nip Drivers 1999- 2000). Bulimia Banquet
and Bobsled were an inspiration for the Riot Grrrl movement, and both bands put
out full length albums and multiple videos.  Bulimia Banquet put out two
albums with Flipside
Records
(Eat Fats Die Young and Party My Colon), A single with Piece of
Mind (Curse me/Replete), and a multitude of comps including Flipside Vinyl
Fanzine #3, Welcome to Our Nightmare (Triple X), and Gabba Gabba Hey (Triple
X).  Bobsled put out one full length album Darlahood on Tacklebox/Cargo, a
single with Hell Yeah Records, a single with Helter Skelter,and a multitude of
comps including Cause (Piece of Mind),  A KXLU Demolisten comp, and the Auto
Body Experience comp.  Marc Spitz Freestyle  (MSF) and Nip Drivers
recorded an unreleased album in 2009 that is due for release in the winter of
2020.  Jula was an active member of the Bohemian Women’s Political
Alliance which was started by Exene Cervenka and Nicole Panter, and was
one of the founding members of Punx of the Round Keg aka PORK (Punk music and
art events coalition in Los Angeles).  She wrote multiple articles for
Fizz(Music and art magazine) and pioneered Jula’s Word, her comic book
column.  She also did a guest writer spot for Flipside Records where she
recounted  a Bulimia Banquet  1991 European Tour.  She is a
black belt in Kenpo Jitsu Ryu and is currently living in Los Angeles (Silver Lake)
and Ventura California with her Husband Adam, and stepdaughter
Margaux.  

 

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Warning! This video has some disturbing images of drug abuse that Jula Bell doesn’t endorse. Watch with caution.

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