City Winery Pittsburgh presents BBMAK live on stage Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 7:30 PM
BBMAK is a British pop/rock band that was formed in 1997, comprising of Mark Barry, Christian Burns, and Stephen McNally. The band's name is an acronym of the first letter of each member's name.
Known for their harmonies and guitar-driven melodies, BBMAK's sound has been likened to The Beatles and Oasis. Their music style blends melodic pop with rock and roll influences, making it appealing to fans of both genres.
The group's debut album, "Sooner or Later" (2000), propelled them to commercial success with hit singles such as "Back Here" and "Still on Your Side," selling over a million copies worldwide and peaking in the top 40 of the Billboard 200 chart.
Their sophomore album, "Into Your Head" (2002), may not have been as successful as its predecessor but still garnered critical acclaim and included fan-favorite tracks like "Out of My Heart (Into Your Head)" and "Staring Into Space."
Following the release of "Into Your Head," BBMAK took a hiatus to focus on their individual projects. However, the band made a comeback in 2018, announcing their reunion and releasing their third studio album, "Powerstation" (2019), which showcased their evolution in sound with electronic and dance influences.
BBMAK has shared the stage with high-profile artists like *NSYNC and Britney Spears and made appearances on notable television shows such as "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," “Good Morning America” and "Live with Regis and Kelly."
BBMAK's songwriting skills have been praised for producing catchy pop songs with meaningful lyrics, creating a lasting impact on the pop/rock genre, and maintaining a dedicated fanbase worldwide.
They were one of the few bands during the pop explosion of the early 2000s to play their own instruments and write their own songs. Billboard recently named “Back Here” the 9th greatest boy band song of all time.