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The Bad Bees


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After four years starving for performance at college, four old friends met together in a smoky basement and started the project that would become The Bad Bees.
Jacob Barbadoro, Bryan Kelly, Brandon King, and JT Melvin spent youth and young manhood together, always sharing the bond of music. Forming from the ashes of a few abandoned projects, The Bad Bees are the product of a small town (Cinnaminson, NJ) with a passionate music scene.
Putting together a sound from influences as diverse as theirs wasn’t easy, but pulling from heavy, progressive, indie and folk rock, they eventually found it. Combining crisp guitars, dreamy vocals, and groovy, energetic rhythm, The Bad Bees put out their style-defining 2016 EP Fast Paced Space, and hit the Philadelphia scene with force.
In 2017, The Bad Bees hit their stride, recording Big Pretty (Tracked and mixed by Kevin Boettger of Blackbird Studio, Mastered by Daniel Bacigalupi), and filming a video for the single ‘Boowho’ (filmed and directed by Antonio Esposito). Their success culminated when they performed live on Philly’s Radio 104.5, and were invited to play a sold-out show at Festival Pier. Currently, The Bad Bees are gigging around the northeast in support of the new ep The Time It Takes.

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