Since forming in 2015, BB FACTORY has wowed audiences throughout South East Queensland and Northern NSW with their audience interaction, high energy, encore drawing performances including stand out performances at Blues On Broadbeach, Bellingen Bluesfest, Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest, Bayside Bluesfest and many more.
A cracking live band with seasoned musos oozing from their ranks, playing original contemporary & progressive blues/roots interspersed with unique interpretation of old school classics, BB Factory released their debut full length all original album ”First World Blues” in May 2018.
It follows an impressive track record in channeling sounds from the authentically classic and gritty side of blues, funk, rock and roll and gospel, with each single released reaching #1 on the iTunes Blues/Roots charts and the album debuting at #9 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Chart and remaining in the top 20 for six consecutive months.
USA frontman Harold Jackson is known as BB Factory’s “Toastmaster General”. Jackson is a natural singer, and excellent communicator with the audience, able to transpose his captivating voice from the soulful clean to the downright dirty blues shouting from the yesteryear.
Jackson’s vocals are matched with the blistering guitar work of Pedro Verhoeven, augmented with the tasty Hammond organ licks by Bruce Crouch, and driven by the band’s exemplary rhythm section, composed of Aussie bassist Craig Hamilton and drummer Cvitan Barac.
On October 11th. 2019 BB Factory released “Let The Good Times Roll” recorded live at the Doo-Bop Bar on August 17th as as “right royal tribute to the King of the Blues”. The full 2 hour 20min Gatsby Room live performance was captured brilliantly by Doo-Bop sound engineer Acalia McNamara and showcasing 12 classic King tracks spanning over 78 minutes, “Let The Good Times Roll” documents a joyous musical occasion that demands repeat listening.
“A dazzingly authentic, real deal manifesto ” -BlankGC May 2018
“BB Factory have delivered a fine album with some very soulful songs. ” -Blues Magazine May 2018
“A great, new, fresh sound ” – Groove Mag Nov 2017
“Soul tinged urban blues.. from the heart ” – 12th Vine & Post Nov 2017
“Hammering blues rock ” – Scenestr Nov 2017
BB Factory are the Host Band for the BASEQ Jam at the Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna, on Sunday 27th October from 1pm.
Definately worth catching!