black bird hum
Roots. Reggae. Dub.
LIVE SHOWS ARE BACK!
After months and months of no shows we finally got to get out and amongst it. April and May saw us doing some outdoor festival slots in Manly, Sydney that were huge and in September we jumped on Article One's Reggae Sundays at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville.
Vibes for days.
Hifi Way interview the band and test drive the new track
HiFi way put us through our paces, and peer into our minds, asking all sorts of questions about creativity through Covid, musical inspirations, our recording studio and where to from here! Check this link for the interview and a link to the video!
"World Keeps Spinning" set for January 2022 release
BBH lay down a heavy two-chord jam for their second Color Red release “World Keeps Spinning.” The spellbinding rhythmic foundation puts listeners in a trance to recognize the reality that the world keeps spinning no matter how life gets—every day is both a grind and an opportunity to get up and hop on board for the ride...
"My Side" makes the IRIE top 100
IRIE included our latest track "My Side" in their top 100 tracks for the year! Huge for us and we're mindblown to feature alongside so many amazing tracks.
"My Side" officially released!
September 24, 2020
"Dreamy vocals from Little Green wash over you like a warm bath, while the effervescent notes of a flute conjure healing vibes.
Make no mistake, however, the catchy chorus of “Everything I did that I did was wrong” has enough swing in it to get the foot tappin’ and shoulders bobbin’. black bird hum executes this wonderful composition to sublime perfection, through a tune that eases the soul while arousing the libido."
Rest in Power Toots
September 15, 2020
Sad to hear the passing of Toots Hibbert this week. So much amazing music. So much inspiration.
One of the giants of the genre that you hear woven through ours and so many others music.
White Australia has a Black History
June 05, 2020
Yesterday a bunch of us marched on Sydney alongside First Nation's people protesting police brutality and institutionalised racism in Australia.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.
BBH supports reggae ambassadors THIRD WORLD
January 29, 2020
We supported the mighty reggae ambassadors Third World (Jamaica) at Max Watts. On a hot Sydney summer night, a packed crowd danced and sang before joining the band back stage for an open-invite after party. Amazing night.
Reggae Christmas is coming!!
December 21, 2019
We've got a show coming up at Henry's Rooftop at the Steyne Hotel on 22nd December. Don't miss it!
All Hail The Market
July 22, 2019
We've got a new single coming out soon! It's our prayer to the gods of capitalism. Keep your ears peeled!
Reggae in the snow
July 13, 2019
Just back from a week boarding and gigging in the snow. And losing the keys. Too much fun.
Asia was a trip
January 18, 2019
Three shows in India, including a spot on Goa Sunsplash and memorable gig in Singapore. It was a huge experience for us. So many good people along the way pushing and pulling to help us make it all happen. Hugest shoutout to Tom from Palolem who jumped on bass for us, but there were a bunch of other legends all keeping us going. Respect.
BBH are going to INDIA!!!!!!
January 11, 2019
We'll be playing Goa Sunsplash alongside a bunch of legendary international acts - Anthony B (JAM), Channel One Soundsystem (UK) and more!
We're supporting J BOOG!!!!
January 03, 2019
We're on a massive bill of awesome reggae acts supporting the mighty J BOOG!!! Yiew!!!!
NYE on the Harbour!!
December 30, 2018
We are headlining the Royal Botanic Garden's premiere event - "Midnight at the Oasis" right on the steps of Sydney Harbour! Whoaaaaaaaaaaaa!
December 20, 2018
Friday 21st December sees us back headlining 505 in Surry Hills. Deep in silly season, we're expecting a sell out full of loose units.
Supported by up and coming songwriter "Little Green" and the legendary "Vinyl Richie" on decks.
Tour was huge!
September 16, 2018
We just crawled back into our beds after our best tour to date. Every show was huge - thanks to everyone that came and got down with us. Music is the best.
July 20, 2018
So we played a bunch of shows down in the NSW Snowy Mountains and it was amazing. We got a huge dump on our last day of boarding too which was a heap of fun.
Thanks to everyone who came and got deep with us at the shows, some awesome crowds (esp. old mate at the Station who got himself kicked out but was such a crowd favourite they had to let him back in)
Sell out at 505
August 09, 2018
After hitting full capacity at 505 last week with the powerhouse funksters Lyre Byrdland, BBH are gearing up for their next run up the Australian east coast in September.
BBH supports Peter Tosh's son - Andrew Tosh on Australian Tour!
June 07, 2018
We'll be on board at Narrabeen RSL on 8 June 2018 and Max Watts in Moore Park on 10 June 2018!
Don't miss out!
Manly Festival time!
May 25, 2018
We play twice this weekend 26th/27th May at Manly's Festival - four/five piece in the Steyne Hotel courtyard on Saturday from 430pm and the full band hits the main stage on the beach at 130pm on Sunday!
Snow tour - looking for backyards!
April 24, 2018
We're going to be down in the NSW Snowy Mountains on tour this July (17th to 22nd) and we're looking for a backyard to rock on our night off! Get in touch if you live near Jindabyne and want a 10-piece reggae band in your backyard for a night!
November 26, 2017
Our show with the Original Wailers on 1 December 2017 at Narrabeen RSL is SOLD OUT!!!!
New single "Down" getting radio love!
October 15, 2017
We released our latest song "Down" and it's already getting Triple J airplay and enough indie / community radio play to have debuted at No. 5 in the AMRAP charts!! Check it on Spotify HERE if you're in Australia and hold tight for a full international release coming soon!
We're playing Caloundra Festival!!
August 31, 2017
We're playing Caloundra Music Festival on 1st and 2nd October alongside George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Old Crow Medicine Show, Thundamentals, Xavier Rudd, Art Vs Science, Drapht, Wolfmother, Grinspoon and MORE!
May 30, 2017
Our new track, a reggae version of the indie classic Apollo by Last Dinosaurs is due for release 7 June! Pre-release sneaky listen here: https://show.co/bEBs888
We'll be at Manly's Food and Wine Festival at midday on 28 May - come get loose!
SKA BQ washup!!
March 20, 2017
So the gig was awesome, great crowd and positive vibes all round. Highlight was probably bombing the stage with MSO and dropping BV's on their medley of ska classics to close the night...
February 28, 2017
Sunday March 5th we get our ska on with the mighty Melbourne Ska Orchestra and our mates Project Collective Ska. We've dug up some rusty old ska gems from Jeff's crates.
BBH Supports UK Legends Black Slate
February 09, 2017
More shows coming up over the next two months, including a support slot with UK reggae legends Black Slate at Lazybones. Don't miss their only Sydney show!
BBH Southern Highlands "Band Camp"
January 03, 2017
Happy New Year!
We spent the start of the year writing music hidden away in the Southern Highlands of NSW. But what happens at band camp, stays at band camp ;)
2017 "Hot" Winter Tour
September 27, 2016
We are supporting KINGFISHA!!!!!
We are jumping on their national tour for the gigs at Newtown Social Club on 15 October and Transit Bar in Canberra on 21 October.
We've also got a truckload of our own shows planned all over Sydney and a trip up the coast to Byron, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Port Macquarie!
BBH Supports US Hip Hop Goliaths Arrested Development!!!!!
August 25, 2016
We are supporting ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT!!!!!
26 August will see us on stage at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney to support the two-time Grammy winning hip hop trailblazers!
We'll be doing our own shows between now and then at all the usual haunts and have a tour of the East Coast planned for Spring, so check our gig page to keep up to date!
BBH Headlines MardiGrass 2016 ;)
April 12, 2016
The last leg of the "All Night" tour will take us to a very special event. On 30 April we will be HEADLINING Nimbin Mardi Grass!! We take the stage straight after the amazing Nattali Rize (Blue King Brown)! Ready to get weird with the freaks.
To the max.
Winter Magic Fest 2016
May 07, 2016
So we played the Manly Food and Wine Festival at the end of May. Our Sunday set on the Moonshine stage was to about 10,000 people! Our home crowd knows how to get down!!!
Later in June we play just after sunset at the Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival, great festival with an awesome local vibe
New Single - "All Night"!!!
March 14, 2016
"All Night" is out! The track features on an EP with two of our other new tracks "Lock Not For The Thief" and "Girl Of A Thousand Questions".
First official launch gig will be in Byron Bay - Beach Hotel. Can't wait!
Oh this? Just the music clip of us horsing around...
BBH Supports Reggae Lord Collie Budz!!!
February 15, 2016
OK February is the start of three months of madness for us. We'll be supporting US reggae sensation "Collie Buddz" at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, playing at the inaugural "Sunlight Reggae Festival" in Sydney, touring up to Byron, Brisbane and Coffs, playing at the Nimbin Mardi Grass, holding down a Thursday night residency at the Star, and hitting all our usual local nights like Moonshine in Manly! Check our live page for dates!
BBH Supports the one and only Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
November 07, 2015
Busy few weeks! We supported Melbourne Ska Orchestra (they were freakin' amazing!) at a packed Metro Theatre in Sydney, then we followed up with a double header - headlining FBi Radio's Reggae Carnival on Sydney's Northern Beaches and featuring later that night as part of Australian Music Week, where the AU Review said we were "one of the highlights"!
New Full Length Release Coming At Your Earholes!!!
June 17, 2015
The band have finished tracking their first official full-length release.
The tracks are now with London-based Producer Lotek (Roots Manuva, Speech Debelle) for mixing, with the first drafts just starting to come through!
May 29, 2015
Another busy month, another party at Moonshine! Our home crew in Manly bringing the vibe - always! Bunch of crazy ^&*(s.
BBH Supports NZ/s Finest Six60!!!
April 04, 2013
Another big support at the Metro with NZ legends Six60!! Just further proving our theory that Nu Zelandahs are the greatest people on the planet.
Haaaaave ya met Joe??
December 20, 2012
Meet our roadie Joe. Legendary bloke is he - case in point, loading a guitar into the tour van using only the force. Bloody sweet right?
He's also in charge on the kissing booth at our shows, so keep an eye or two out for him hey ;)
November 04, 2012
We put alot of effort into our promo in this band.....but no one has tweeted us yet. Oi wtf is up with that??