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BBMAK: Back Here!

A review for BBMAK's Gramercy Theater show in NYC

Last Night, the night of November 13th, Liverpool pop trio BBMAK brought their Nostalgia fueled acoustic set to the Gramercy theater, in Manhattan. The New York City show was their first show in the united states in nearly fifteen years, and what an amazing comeback it was. Playing all their infectiously catchy fan favorites such as "I'm not in love", "Still on your Side", "Unpredictable", opening with "out of my Heart" and closing with "Get You Through The Night", the group of English boys left a crowd of a couple hundred fans singing along to every song they played. "It feels like 2000 again", cheered lead guitarist Stephen McnNally,and with the still gorgeous harmonies on the more raw renditions of their classic tunes gracing the night, I'm sure everyone in that crowd could agree. Fans both new and old were left dancing and singing along.

The group also peppered in some excellent covers of Extreme's 80s ballad, "More Than Words" and Daft Punk's dance hall groove, "Get Lucky", both of which they made uniquely their own with their iconic vocal harmonies. Adding in their Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls Vocalist) collab song "always Know where you are", an encore set composed of "The Ghost of You and me" and "Back Here", and even a brand new song, titled "Bullet Train" made for a perfect set list.
Thats right! Brand New BBMAK. After playing the new track, the group announced that they were, "Back, and back for good this time". The new song was a great taste of whats to come for BBMAK, as they mentioned that they have a new album in the works, anticipated to be released sometime in 2018. With that exciting news to sit on for a little while, on could say that Stephen Mcnally, Christian Burns, and Mark Barry really are "Back Here". 

All in all, BBMAK put on an incredibly captivating and intimate throwback show. If you happen to be In chicago this thursday, the 15th, or LA next Monday, the 19th,they have two more shows on the US Mini Tour, at he Back Room House of Blues in Chicago and The Belasco in LA. These are shows that any BBMAK fan, or even any 2000's pop music fan in general, is not gonna want to miss. 

Also be sure to check out their recent releases of acoustic versions of "Back Here" and "Out of My Heart" which are both nice little tastes of what their acoustic show was all about, and available on all music platforms.