Big Bad Beat Trio
  • Big Bad Beat Trio

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    Line & Lure

  • Thursday, April 4th 2024
  •   5:00pm

Big Bad Beat Trio

Big Bad Beat Trio is born out of the funky dance cover band, Big Bad Beat. BBB Trio includes Nathan Olson: keyboards and keytar, Justin DeFreece: electric guitar and fiddle and Melanie Roy: vocals and percussion. Together these musicians take their audiences on a journey through time and genres of music including Jazz, Soul, R&B, Pop and roots Country/Rock.

Melanie, from Pendleton, OR, studied classical and opera at Willamette University and she studied jazz at Cornish College of the Arts. She has fronted numerous bands and currently fronts  Big Bad Beat and sings with AM Sister Soul in addition to the trio.

Justin, from Washington State, plays bass, mandolin and fiddle as well as guitar. He studied at Musician’s Institute and Portland State. He has toured throughout the U.S. and currently plays with Ross Holler and Big Bad Beat and BBB Trio.

Nathan is from Salem, Oregon and studied at Marylhurst University and Mt Hood Community College. He has toured the U.S. with numerous tribute bands and plays piano, organ and keytar. He is a composer and teaches privately. He currently plays live with Big Bad Beat, BBB Trio and plays with various other artists in the PNW both live and in the studio.