About Us

Bev Conklin (Vocals)
Fondly called BC, Bev started her singing/songwriting career with BC & The Blues Crew in 1992 (now The BC Combo). Born in New Orleans, she was classicly trained on piano and nuns taught her how to play acoustic guitar.  BC has earned her wings as the Lehigh Valley's Queen of the Blues.  She has won Lehigh Valley Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist, Best Blues Vocalist and Best All-around Performer among others.  Bev's mentors include Koko Taylor, Etta James, Saffire, Nina Simone and numerous female icons in the industry.  She has also recorded at Sun Studios with the Friar's Point Band during an IBC competition. Bev also performed with Tower Suite & Friends at the Sands Casino and numerous other venues over 7 years.  She is the Director and promoter of the Lehigh River Blues Jam, an annual Festival here in the Lehigh Valley.  Truly, the ambassador of the Blues in Pennsylvania.

Wayne Smith (Guitar, Percussion, Vocals)
Wayne, a singer/songwriter, has been the primary arranger and producer for BC & Company (BC & The Blues Crew since 1994). Playing in bands since 1967, he spent 10 years with Jay and the Techniques (“Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie”). With the Techniques he also backed up other artists such as Tommy Roe, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Outsiders (“Time Won’t Let Me”), Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), The Miracles, and many others. Wayne works with Rock Roots with Dave Fry, Nick Franclik, Kevin Soferra and other outstanding area musicians, touring the schools throughout the Northeast.  He has received Lehigh Valley Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Keyboardist among others.  Wayne was the keyboardist and drummer for the Eric Steckel Band during his first few years on the Europe Round Label, which resulted in 2 CDs.

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Kevin Groller (Drums)
Kevin, former U.S. Marine, joined The BC Combo summer of 2014 on drums.  His passion and knowledge for music far surpasses his young age and the band benefits from this immensely.  Former drummer with the Main Street Cruisers.

Michael (Pozz) Pozzebon (Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Vocals)
Pozz is our newest band member.  Pozz performs mostly on bass with us, but mostly on keys during larger concert events.

Joe Mac (Guitar)
Joe has been performing with the band over the last 6 years and became an official member in 2018.  Born and raised in Chicago as a "real-deal" blues guitarist... Joe worked with known international blues artists like Byther Smith, Buddy Guy, John Primer, etc. Back in the day, Joe Mac toured with Nature's Divine. Joe also performs with Charlie Brown's Notorious Groove and The Kim Brewer Band. 



Other friends who work with us on occasion:

Scott Siska (Bass, Vocals)
Dave Smith (Sax) - formerly with BC & The Blues Crew
The Horny Guys - Bill Lance (sax), George Kokolis (sax), Dennis Weiand (trumpet), Ron Goosley (sax), Wayne Dillon (sax). Alan Meyerson (sax), Don Molchaney (Sax)
Dennis Weiand (organ) - also recorded "Lively" at his Organ's Den Studio
Nick Roberti (Bass, Guitar, Vocals) - formerly with BC & The Blues Crew
Nick Franclik (Bass, Vocals) - formerly with BC & The Blues Crew
Mitch Shelly - (Bass) - formerly with BC & The Blues Crew
Kenny Dale Siftar (Guitar, Vocals)

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