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Why Book Brother Believe Me?

“Great vocals”, “awesome song selections”, “memorable crowd interaction”, and most importantly, “FUN”! Those are just a few of the phrases heard from thousands of fans that flock to see Brother Believe Me, or “B-B-M”, as it’s often chanted at shows.

Offering a diverse songlist from newer artists like Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, and Maroon 5, all the way to Poison, Michael Jackson, Shinedown, and too many others to list, BBM satisfies nearly any musical taste. From thousands at a family-friendly festival to packed uptown dance clubs, even weddings and private parties, BBM has earned a reputation as a mainstay of regional high-quality entertainment.

The members of BBM hail from across Ohio including Lima and Cleveland. New singer Jon Drake is a renowned rock vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Cleveland. Founding members Jason Wheeler on guitar, and Brian Carpenter on drums have been with the band since its inception. Chris Brokamp plays bass and provides backing vocals. All members have played in many successful area bands such as Splendid Chaos, LessR, Gatlin, and Nemesis. They now bring those years of experience into one of the most exciting and entertaining acts in the Midwest!

Active since 2007, the band has earned numerous spots with national acts like Sevendust, Hellyeah, and Clutch. Even opening slots for Travis Tritt, and headlining spots for tens of thousands of fans at dozens of large festivals and clubs across Ohio, Put-in-Bay, Indiana, Kentucky, and many others.
With a revamped stage and light show as well as all new songs for this year, you do not want to miss out on your chance to party-rock, BBM-style!

BBM SAMPLE Cover Song List:

Feel free to email us for a full list!

Family Friendly/Festival Rock

  • One Republic – Counting Stars
  • The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
  • Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
  • The Romantics – What I like About You
  • Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
  • Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
  • Adele – Rollin’ In The Deep
  • Black Crowes – Hard to Handle
  • 311 – Love Song
  • Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  • Korn – Word Up
  • Tom Petty – American Girl


  • Run DMC – Tricky
  • Maroon 5 – Animals, Harder To Breathe
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • House Of Pain – Jump Around
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven, Uptown Funk
  • Eminem – Lose Yourself, My Name Is
  • C.Lo Green – Forget You
  • Barenaked Ladies – One Week
  • Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
  • Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right (To Party!)

80s & 90s Rock

  • The Outfield – Your Love
  • Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  • Loverboy – Workin For The Weekend
  • Alice In Chains – Man In The Box
  • Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  • Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me (Like A Record)
  • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean, Beat It
  • Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive
  • Poison – Nothin But a Good Time, Talk Dirty To Me
  • Journey – Don’t Stop Believin
  • Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City
  • Billy Idol – Rebel Yell, White Wedding, Mony Mony

Modern/Party Rock

  • AWOL Nation – Sail
  • The Neon Trees – Everybody Talks
  • Imagine Dragons – Radioactive, Demons, It’s Time
  • Muse – Uprising, Hysteria
  • TooL – Stinkfist
  • Lit – My Own Worst Enemy
  • Blink 182 – All The Small Things
  • Seether – Rise Above This, Tonight
  • Shinedown – Sound of Madness, Second Chance
  • Three Days Grace – Animal I Have Become
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