Southern California’s hottest rising surf roots/rock band, THE B FOUNDATION draws influence from reggae rhythms, teen angst, and the salty waves of the Pacific Ocean. With three albums under their belt and a growing nationwide fanbase, The B Foundation has become a touring machine. The band spent Fall 2008 on the road opening for indie giant SLIGHTLY STOOPID playing 1,000 to 2,500 capacity rooms from coast to coast, coming off a nationwide co headlining summer Surf Roots Tour with Ballyhoo!. The band also toured extensively in Japan earlier this year playing 12 sold out shows! The stage is where The B Foundation truly shines and their live show is what sets them apart. Bands line up to tour with the B because of the infectious energy and passion of lead singer Patrick Stevenson, bass player Jason Moorehead, lead guitarist Joe Fkany Jr. and drummer Ian McGrath. Previous touring partners include THE EXPENDABLES, BARRINGTON LEVY, SLIGHTLY STOOPID, EEK-A-MOUSE, FISHBONE, DIRTY HEADS, IRATION, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS. and more. The B calls their musical style “kick-ass” and that’s exactly what the band is doing!
The B Foundation’s CDs have gotten a great reception as well, moving over 20,000 units of their full length releases ‘The Deep End’ and ‘Trouble Standing’ in addition to international licensing and distribution deals in Japan (Surfrock International/Pony Canyon). The B hasn’t relied on label support to move records but rather their D.I.Y. mentality, a direct connection with their fans, and word of mouth that always accompanies good music! An album of rare unreleased tracks ‘Bee Sides’ is the buzz of the internet, and a brand new full length album is slated for Spring 2009.
The B gets radio play across the country on both major alternative rock stations and college radio. Here in Los Angeles the 1 station World Famous KROQ 106.7 is playing "Rincon" and "Spliffed" nearly every week on Kat Corbett’s Locals Only show, and Indie 103.1 plays “Spliffed” on Native Wayne’s Reggae Smoke-In. KROQ also featured “Spliffed” on their Locals Only CD with 10,000 copies given out on the Warped Tour and other events. The B has also done countless on-air interviews and live performances including KROQ, Sync Live, KJEE Santa Barbara, ThePier.org, Flashrock.com, Marijuana Radio & more
The music is being featured in all types of multi-media including Bud Light using “Rincon” in their commercial for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, “Dirty Girls” on Margarita Wrestling/Amp’d Mobile cell phones, “Say It in Sin” on Body Glove’s GPS Japan DVD, compilations such as Sense Boardwear’s ‘Poetry in Motion,’ One Big Family (Japan), Forever Free: A Tribute to Sublime, Resin Music’s Surf Roots 2 Benefit for the USA Surf Team, and the “Be Alright” music video in the Surf Roots DVD.
With their motto “Say No to Emo” and amazing live shows, the B has become known as the go-to band for good time party vibes! SWAT has tapped the B to play their El Nino Winter Trip on Dec.21st in Lake Tahoe for over 1,000 high schoolers along with Rebelution & the Dirty Heads. The B also played SWAT’s college Spring Break in San Felipe, Mexico last March, as well as events such as the KROQ Microbrew Fest at Santa Anita Race Track, the KROQ stage of the N.H.R.A. World Finals at Pomona Raceway, Float the Boat on the Queen Mary with Pepper and Bank of the West Beach Games/US Open of Surfing. The B is very thankful for the dedicated hardcore fans of the B Foundation street team!!!