2018, 2019 PRESS RELEASES
2019 PRESS & REVIEWS
2018 PRESS & REVIEWS
BBMAK ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN & UK TOUR DATES
BAND ARE BACK WITH NEW SINGLE & VIDEO “SO FAR AWAY”
”POWERSTATION” ALBUM TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 11TH
BAND PERFORM ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2019 - BBMAK, Mark Barry, Christian Burns and Stephen McNally who recently reunited after a 15-year hiatus are back in a big way with a recent performance on Good Morning America BBMAK on GMA as well as a special Facebook Live GMA Facebook Live sneak peak backstage with host Ginger Zee as they surprised a staff member with a very special serenade of their huge hit “Back Here” as well as interviews with CBS and many more.
The band recently performed a mash-up of their songs “Bullet Train” and “Back Here” on Good Morning America. Click here to listen to “Bullet Train” http://smarturl.it/e7dwor and watch the lyric video: https://youtu.be/kGmxv6wW9XU.
BBMAK are also excited to announce new North American & UK tour dates. The tour is set to kick off in San Diego on November 3 and wrap up on December 16 in Glasgow, UK. All dates (see below) will go on sale Friday, September 13 at 10:00 AM PST - https://bbmak.com/#tour. The tour, dubbed “Back Here” after their massive 1999 worldwide hit, travelled through such cities as Boston (SOLD OUT), New York, Nashville & Austin, TX this past May
11/3 House of Blues / Voodoo Room - San Diego, CA
11/5 Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
11/6 Slims - San Francisco, CA
11/7 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
11/15 Epcot/ WDW - Orlando, FL
11/16 Epcot/WDW - Orlando, FL
12/12 02 Academy Islington - London UK
12/13 02 Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK
12/15 Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
12/16 Oran Mor - Glasgow, UK
The band have also released their new single, “So Far Away” from their forthcoming album Powerstation. “So Far Away” is available at all digital retailers https://ffm.to/5z3589r now and you can view the video here: https://youtu.be/Kaz-tTYhCt8
"So Far Away” is a song ultimately about longing. The soaring guitars and huge drums on this song definitely match the epic scenery in the video” Christian, Mark & Ste
Powerstation was produced by BBMAK, Jonathan Radford Mead, Steve Chrisanthou (Corinne Bailey Rae) & Firebox and is set for release on October 11th via Topanga Creek Records and The Orchard. Pre-order/pre-save is available now: https://ffm.to/powerstation
“When we got back together last year, we never dreamed we would end up where we are today. We had such good times with BBMAK, from touring with *NSYNC to performing on The Tonight Show to being a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and we thought maybe that was enough. But when we got together again, the magic was still there, so much so that we started writing music again like not a moment had passed. The result is Powerstation, which is coming out in October and we literally can’t wait for you to hear it. We’ve been absolutely blown away by the love, support and excitement from everyone who has come to see us at our shows or written to us online to tell us how much it means to you that we’re together again.” Christian, Mark & Ste
To coincide with the release of Powerstation, the group has one of a kind, unique items up for grabs on their website (www.bbmak.com). Items on the store include the BBMAK Vintage Merch Bundle (1 vintage signed postcard, 2 vintage stickers, set of four pins, and three guitar picks), an acoustic video performance of each buyer’s chosen song, a short video message from the band and disposable cameras filled with images taken in the studio, on tour, or around town.
Other exclusive items include a handwritten & signed lyric sheet for one BBMAK song of your choosing, a signed polaroid photo (no two are alike) of the band and, of course, the new album signed by the band. Click here to view all items & order: http://bbmak.com/merch/
"Powerstation” Album Track Listing
Best known for their self-penned infectious guitar driven hits “Back Here,” “Out of My Heart“ and “The Ghost of You and Me,” BBMAK was one of the few bands from that genre to play their own instruments. Billboard Magazine named “Back Here” the 9th Greatest Boy Band Song of All Time.
“Back Here” – official video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l95MMbls0GQ
“Back Here” acoustic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcCnb51e4ac&feature=youtu.be
“Out of My Heart” (Live at 8 Track Tapes) 2019:
Complete press info and hi-res art here: http://kenphillipsgroup.com/bbmak.htm
BBMAK set the world on fire in 2001 when they released their debut single ‘Back Here’. The song raced up the pop charts hitting the top spot in many countries including America and propelled the group on to repeated success with follow up singles, ‘Still On Your Side’, ‘Out of My Heart' and ‘The Ghost of You and Me’. BBMAK have sold over 3.5 million worldwide to date and 2019 will see them release their third studio album and complete their first tour in 16 years.
For further info please contact Ken Phillips Publicity Group, Inc.
BBMAK Song Commentary
This song is about a moment of realization. It's an uplifting track with big jangly acoustics that carry the chorus. A great first single to represent BBMAK's return, in our opinion!
So Far Away
This song is the second single from the album, it's a song about reflection and longing. We love the massive driving drums on this track, and this song harkens back to the kind of music that we released on our second album "Into Your Head".
No One Like You
No One Like You is an upbeat, positive song about the moment of instant attraction between two strangers. It has a pulsing production and anthemic chorus that gets you singing along.
This song is a great epic love song and a heartfelt ballad. It's about reconciling with someone you love and having the courage to start all over again; putting the past behind and moving forward in a much more positive way. We love the string arrangement in this song as it takes the track to a whole new level.
You Don't See Me
You Don't See Me is an uptempo song about looking back on life and remembering the amazing journey you've had, with great guitar hooks and soaring vocals to pull you in.
We Can Be Lovers
This is a song about second chances. We love the slight country vibe to this one and it's catchy chorus that you won't be able to get out of your head.
This is a hopeful love song. We love the somber piano on the start of this track and the lush harmonies throughout the song. This track builds from a melancholy beginning into an epic ending!
This song is all about making positive choices and making the right decisions as you remember that you only get one life. It has an uplifting vibe and sends out a positive message.
Out of Time
This track is a love song about a long lasting relationship that will stand the test of time, with emotional and heartfelt lyrics over a catchy acoustic guitar and drum loop production.
Lyrically, this track is about the journey that we've been on throughout the years, and about our optimism for the future that's laid out in front of us. This is a laidback, acoustic song that represents a true moment of calm on the album.
Reminisce with BBMAK here:
Back Here - official video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l95MMbls0GQ
Out of My Heart Into My Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6BafxPK5pE
Still On Your Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODyKovlGz8k
The Ghost of You and Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPMkJ_Nt82s
More Than Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeFXSgaNhd8