Thank you!

Thanx for a great year! We’re in this together, friends.


Some shots from the road

See ya next year! Take care, Barry & Gura!

View full show at Metropool, Hengelo

Here’s BBR’s full show from last weekend supporting Blackberry Smoke. The boys only had 25 minutes, but as you can see it was an energetic and lively gig!


Bright Light City
Backseat Boogie
Trying Too Hard
In The Balance
Rambling Fever
Stay Hungry

New album in the works

Good news, friends! At this moment we’re writing a bunch of new tracks for our third album, which we will record early 2015. As you may know, we like to move everything around a little bit. This means we won’t revisit the exact same paths we already stepped on. Prepare for some tracks that show we’re ready to expand our musical horizon a bit with tougher riffs, more exotic tunings and moody atmospheres.
We recorded our debut solely by ourselves and for our second album we went to producer/engineer Sven Lens. Sebastiaan van Bijlevelt will produce our third album at Galloway Studios. He’s a gentle and out-of-the-box thinking fella, who has worked with our dear friends of Shaking Godspeed and Automatic Sam as well. Release date will be set at mid-late autumn 2015.


Cheers y’all. BBR


Open Season

BBR opened the festival season with a BANG at Paaspop, Schijndel! Thanx for the great response at Bart’s THUNDERBOLT stage. We’re in this together, folks. Let’s enjoy the ride.

These pics are shot by De Koen Rutten. More over here!

Back on the Road

Last week we played our first two shows in almost two months – Noorderslag was the last before our break – and it was great. Thanx to the stages Tivoli (Utrecht) and Luxor Live (Arnhem) and our fellas in Black Stone Cherry, Shaking Godspeed and Texas Radio! And of course to the good folks we met at the shows – especially the ones we hung out with at BOTH shows!

Looking forward to hit the road again. Next week we’ll visit Kroepoekfabiek (Vlaardingen) and the almighty Plufest in our hometown. This last one is very special for us. Read over here why.

Here are some pics of last week. Smokin’ Tivoli Oudegracht while we can!

At The Juke Joint Tour coming up


New tour coming up! We joined hands with two lowdown and dirty bands… We’ll get in the van with the insane Shaking Godspeed (new album coming up!) and gutbucket groovers Texas Radio (bluesy organ and slide stuff!) just to make sure you all will waste your hard earned cash on some beers and gutsy merch. Check this poster and our agenda for dates. Hangover with a huge strap-on included.
Suburban Sleazy Listening

Two Tall Southern Tribute Tales

Hey friends,

A lot of you came out to the Southern Tibute shows we participated in, so thank YOU for your presence and ambiance! We had a great time paying hommage to the greats of Lynyrd Skynyrd (January 23rd and 24th) and The Allman Brothers Band (February 6th). As for now, these are the only dates we did these tribute shows.

A great deal of the fun was the line-up of both tributes, which allowed us to work together with some great musicians and personalities. The Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute consisted of Mark from Dead Man’s Curse on vocals, Mike & the Mellotones’ Lorenzo on drums and Marike Jager’s HJ. Together with BBR’s Jaap on bass, Simon and Mike on guitar they played a good 70 minutes of Skynyrd classics. Freeeeeeeeeeeebird!

The Allman Brothers Band Tribute was centered around De Staat’s Vedran on guitar. He choose his bandmate Tim and Drive Like Maria’s Bram on drums, DeWolff’s Pablo and Robin on guitars and organ, Soylent Green’s Marco on vocals and BBR’s Mike on bass. Luckily enough there was a cunning man who brought his video camera to the show (thank you, Paul!). Especially for those that missed out on this great night.

Here’s the FULL show on YouTube. Turn it up and ENJOY!

Thank you, Groningen!

Thanx folks! We had a great time partying with you all at Noorderslag!

We only had 45 minutes to do our thing, but we experienced a great vibe of people that sang along (ha! some knew the words better than Mr Simon), clapped their hands and drank a beer or two. It felt like home from the first chord we struck. See here for some cool visuals at Cutting Edge. More footage later this week!

We couldn’t have thought of a better way to start 2014. We see our agendas filling up nicely for the upcoming months, so soon enough we’ll have more news about that.

And let’s not forget: contact to book BBR!

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BBR @ Noorderslag 2014. Pic by Wouter Kamphuis.

Noorderslag 2014

BBR @ Noorderslag 2014. Pic by Wouter Kamphuis.

2014 starts at Noorderslag!

Hello out there friends,

Although we planned on blocking gig offers this January and February, we couldn’t say no to the ES/NS fest. We played Eurosonic January 2012 and it was a total blast. Now we’re invited to demolish the Oosterpoort upcoming Saturday and of course we hope to see you there! Make sure to come and drink a cold one with us if you’re there.

Looking back on 2013, we can say it was a great, busy year – hence the gig block for January and February – in which BBR made some real progress. Now let’s see… We recorded and released Soul In Exile (thanx Sven Lens, Wytse Sterk and all those at the sold out Doornroosje venue), found a new booking agency (, were featured in two books (Tof! and Bandeet), did a cool Cortonville tour with friends Gingerpig and Tenement Kids, played DWDD on December 5th and – last but certainly not least, hell yeah – we brewed our own BBR beer!

Now let’s make 2014 an even better year! Come and join the party at Noorderslag! If not, we’re looking forward to see y’all later this year. Some good stuff coming up!

Peace out – Simon, Jaap, Pieter, Mike

Bring out the champagne!


‘Stay Hungry’ & ‘Exit Spoiler’ live @ W2

Two live tracks from the Cortoville Presents tour with Tenement Kids and Gingerpig, November-December 2013. Thanks to the wonderful crew at W2 for shooting these vids. It was the third gig BBR played at W2 and we’re looking forward to the next one!