Have you ever wanted to go out of an evening and hear great music played with (ahem) skill, commitment, and loads of laughs thrown in? BFC are THE hard rockin' 5-piece band from Essex. We play the very best in Classic Rock, R & B, Blues and Pop classics from the last 5 decades.  Seeing is believing...

Next public BFC Gig...

27/2/16 -  The Bell, Ingatestone

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A very merry Christmas and a happy new year to all our BFC family and friends.
Thanks for making 2015 a great year for us. We always appreciate it when we see friends old and new at our gigs.

We're looking forward to 2016 - we've given ourselves the first two months off so we can learn lots of new songs to play for you all.

We'll hopefully have some new songs (that means under 5 years old!!), some old songs (that means over 5 years old!) and some party songs (that means you can leap about to them!) for the many function dates we have next year.

Have a rockingly good festive season everybody!

Chris, Kev, Adam, Dave and Ian


Have a peek at the Gallery page and you'll see some of the images taken by our good friend Gabriel. I've included the one of Steve Heaters Henderson - just for comedy value!


Another great weekend away in Sluiskil. Somewhat strange not having Ray there but I'm sure he was there in spirit.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the organization. Also all the lovely people that got up and either sang or played while we were away - it made it a lot of fun.
Here's to next year.....or maybe even sooner?!!


Great time at the Viper Beer fest yesterday. Not the warmest of weather but luckily the rain stayed away. Cheers to everyone that joined us throughout the day and partying 'till well gone my bed time. Must also say a massive Thank you to Donna Torris and all the team at The Viper for yet again putting on a superb event and looking after us all so well. Looking forward to August already!

George's Birthday 

A cracking night for our good friend George Clifton. Great venue, great people and a great Photo Booth for us all to go into and act silly...yes, dutch Alan and Stef, were looking at you!! 


Some of the posts and kind words about our weekend in Holland....same time next year everybody!

Wow - that was a great excursion again - superb job by the organising committee on both sides of the water. Voice and throat are shot from excessive drinking, smoking, singing along and general over-indulgence - and all the beer vouchers are gone! Big love to all the Macks, friends in Holland, BFC & guest singers/players, and all on the coach, for making the memories. Special wishes to Ray for a speedy recovery. When can we do it again????

Thank you BreakforCover for making it possible for us to have yet another fantastic Holland trip! Love you guys! xxx

Hi everyone ! Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the band and all of the BFC family for making our weekend such a blast and giving me the chance to be part of the madness that is Break For Cover. Everybody made us feel so welcome.

All home safe and sound from another fantastic BFC weekend in Holland. Great fun spent with lovely friends and family. Well done to all the guest musicians and singers who joined us on stage and a special mention for our new drummer Adam who well and truly deserved his official band Tee shirt (cheers for that Dan) as he had so many songs to learn in such a short time. Finally a big cheers to Ray, Connie and all the Mack family - thank you for all your hard work and continued support in making this such a success year after year - we all send our love, thoughts and best wishes to you all xxx

A great weekend with great friends 

Thanks to everybody that came to our 3 gigs over the Easter weekend.
Our first stop was the HITS festival in aid of prostate cancer at the White Horse in Maldon on Saturday afternoon. A short 40 minute which was just as well as we were only running on 4 cylinders instead of the usual 5 for this one still great fun and a great fundraiser!

Later that evening it was off to the White Hart in Grays for a full cylinder performance in front of a very appreciative audience that made us feel very welcome.
Big thanks to The 'breaking strings Gang' for coming along. Great little cameo from GFD's Pete Skillett who whipped the crowd into shape in his own inimitable way!

Sunday was the 'big one' and one of our favourite gigs of the year at the Viper in Fryerning. A great crowd despite the weather gods having an 'off day'!

We started at 3.30pm and finished about 10.30pm (lets face it, we wouldn't want any other way!) Thanks to everyone that came along and made it another memorable beer fest! Special mention to Dutch Alan for doing his thing for us (the boy can sing as well!!) Adam 'the blue haired hippy!' King for a blistering set on the drums and,  completing the trio of drummers our very Stef got up for a few numbers and contributed some might fine backing vocals!

Big thanks to the Rock Dog once again some more superb vocals on Thin Lizzy and Cranberry songs and especially for making up some ad hoc lyrics during Vertigo!

We had a special guest performing early evening in the shape of Dan Broadhurst who played a great selection of new and old(ish) songs with just a voice and an acoustic guitar. A brilliant job that the crowd really liked too!

Finally, if you get a chance please sign the Vipers petition against the Environmental health agency claims that the music is too loud at the event. There is a danger the beer fest could be cancelled by them!
This is all inspired but one neighbour who obviously has no friends and don't want anyone else to have any either! So please support the Viper!

Dakota - The encore - 28/05/11

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