BB Factory: Riding with the King Tribute to BB King: Dinner & Show
June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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.
Their upcoming show at LaVida is a unique experience for fans of B.B.King as the band will perform a 2
hour show ‘Riding With The King’ celebrating the life and music of the King Of The Blues. Expect to hear
some of B’s most popular hits as well as the songs that B himself felt strongest about.
USA frontman Harold Jackson is known as BB Factory’s “Toastmaster General” . Jackson is a natural
singer able to transpose his voice from the soulful clean to the downright dirty blues shouting from the
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.
” 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
Blues On Broadbeach 2017, 2018
Bellingen Bluesfest 2018
Mitchell Creek Rock ’n’ Blues Fest 2018
Bayside Bluesfest 2019
Lachy Doley Group support 2017
‘Save Me’ Single #1 iTunes Blues & Roots, Nov 2017
‘Blues For You’ single #1 iTunes Blues & Roots, Mar 2018
‘Blues For You’ single #1 AMRAP regional chart, Mar 2018
‘First World Blues’ album #9 ABARAC May 2018 (Top #20 for 6 consecutive months!).