Rand Bellavia and Adam English have been writing and
performing songs together since 1991. Guitars in hand, they
searched vainly for a bar that was filled with comic book
and Star Trek fans, until a mutual friend introduced them
Now, with an even bigger and better stage show, including
guest appearances such as Dr. Doom, Aquaman, Superskrull,
Medieval Evil Knievel, and Fat Riker!, Ookla! is fandom’s
own rock band!
Basically, Ookla! is predicated on the notion that
there just aren't enough songs out there about Mr. Potato Head
and Aquaman. If you still haven't forgiven your father for
throwing your view master reels away while you were at college,
or if you ever wondered why Riker seems to gain five pounds
every season, Ookla! is the band for you.
Ookla! has played at numerous science fiction conventions,
including Worldcon and a Filk Guest of Honor slot at Marcon.
They have released three cds, and are currently releasing
their fourth, OH OK LA. They have won a best
songwriting Pegasus and had a track appear on a recent
Dr. Demento CD. In 2002, they wrote the theme for Disney’s
Filmore, a Saturday morning TV show on ABC.