We are The Bad Bees


Based out of South Jersey, The Bad Bees are a four piece alternative rock group; Trying to pollinate you in the face with their music. -The Bad Bees

    South Jersey based alt rock outfit, consisting of Jacob Barbadoro, John Melvin, Bryan Kelly, and Brandon King draw on the collected influences of the quartet’s varied background. The Bad Bees’ music ebbs and flows from the likes of Mastodon and Grizzly Bear to Chon and The Mars Volta.   

    The Bad Bees have played together in one way or another for the better part of a decade and hope to continue sharing their music with the world. New album BIG PRETTY comes out this summer. 


Vocals, Guitar / Jacob Barbadoro

Drums / John Melvin

Bass / Bryan Kelly

Lead Guitar / Brandon King



Fast Paced Space

by The Bad Bees

Three song EP recorded at Msounds studio in Philadelphia. Tracked and mixed by Kevin Boettger of Blackbird studio (kbaudio.org). Mastering done by Richard Dodd.

Special thanks to Antonio Esposito for the amazing music video and photography. Artwork by Michael Steinheiser.

News & Updates

New album Big Pretty coming summer 2017




Upcoming shows

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August 19th, 2017 @ SINSTOCK V- Philadelphia PA

August 26th, 2017 @ Dockside Bar at Dave & Buster's 7:00pm- Philadelphia PA

September 5th, 2017 @ Creep Records- Philadelphia PA

September 16th, 2017 @ Rock 4 Paws 1pm-6pm- Indian Acres Farm, NJ (rock4pawsfest.com)

September 19th, 2017 @ The Kimmel Center (Free college concert)- Philadelphia PA