The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue



Stuart Bligh Solo Acoustic Gigs
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Vocalist/guitarist/frontman, Stuart Bligh, admits to being a huge Stevie Ray Vaughan fan. Following in the SRV tradition, The Big Blue take pure, classic blues music and inject it with a raw excitement. Stuart has been compared, by press and enthusiastic fans alike, with Hendrix as well as SRV but he plays down such grandiose comparisons. "We're just keeping the blues tradition alive. We try to be authentic. If other influences creep in, well that's just how we distinguish ourselves from the next blues band out there."

For all live blues gigs, we strongly suggest you telephone the live music venue in advance if you intend making a special journey, just in case we've been cancelled and not told (it happens!).


Big Blue Live Blues DVD
The Live DVD: The Big Blue Live@The Stag Theatre, Tunbridge Wells is available at all gigs for only £10 or by post, worldwide, Order Here
The Big Blue Live at The G Spot live blues music cd
The Live CD: The Big Blue Live@The G Spot will be available at all the gigs noted below for only £5.

Booking the band

The Big Blue play a wide and varied repertoire within the blues / rock genre. In addition to pub gigs, we have played at open air and indoor festivals, charity events, private celebrations of all kinds and even live on radio.

If you're looking for a "juke box covers" band, you need to look elsewhere (you won't be singing along to "Hi Ho Silver Lining") but if you like your music with a kick, a growl and lashes of oomph, we could be right for you.

As a three-piece, so we don't take up too much room, although we can't guarantee that Stuart won't take a stroll through the audience in search of a suitable "bottle-neck" to run along his fretboard.

We can provide our own vocal PA.

To enquire, email Stuart Bligh or call us on 07958971801 or 0844 2 48 00 49 (local rate)

Forthcoming gigs

All gigs start at 9pm unless otherwise noted

All are free to attend unless otherwise noted

Listing updated 24 February, 2015

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 8.30pm
Blues with Bottle Cub at Cross Keys
236/238 St Johns Road Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9XD
Tel: 01892 536516

Friday, 6 March, 2015
10 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1SA

Tel: 01424 421363

Saturday, 7 March, 2015
New Inn
111 Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6AU
Tel: 01993 703807
Friday, 13 March, 2015
Ringles Cross Hotel
Ringles Cross, Uckfield, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 762169
Sunday, 15 March, 2015 - Music from 3-5pm
Con Club - FREE to members / £3 to guests
139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XS
Tel: 01273 473076

Friday, 20 March, 2015
The Red Lion
1 Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HF

Tel: 01483 423428

Saturday, 21 March, 2015
Bricklayer's Arms
Whitehill Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1JA
Tel: 01892 668786

Friday, 27 March, 2015
The Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DX
01323 439 141     

Saturday, 28 March, 2015 - 8.30pm start
Dorset Arms
22 Malling Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RD
01273 474823
Sunday, 29 March, 2015 - Music from 4-7pm
The Gecko Bar
22 Grand Parade, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6DN
Tel: 01424 532553
Friday, 3 April, 2015
The White Horse Inn
105 Main Road, Sundridge, Kent, TN14 6EQ
01959 562837
Saturday, 4 April, 2015
Marina Bar
Medway Bridge Marina, Manor Lane, Borstal, Rochester,
Kent, ME1 3HS
John on 07776015109
Monday, 6 April, 2015

The Carlisle
24 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1PE
Tel: 01424 420193
Saturday, 11 April, 2015
Crowhurst Holiday Village
Crowhurst Park, Telham Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SL
Tel: 01424 773344
Sunday, 12 April, 2015 - 4pm start
Two Brewers
113 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JS
Tel: 01634 812 448
Friday 17 April, 2015
Con Club - FREE to members / £3 to guests
139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1XS
Tel: 01273 473076

Saturday, 18 April, 2015
Sussex Hotel
92 London Rd, Bexhill, East Sussex TN39 3LE

Tel: 01424 224275

Sunday, 19 April, 2015 - Music from 4pm
The Smugglers Inn
High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LF
Tel: 01323 762112

Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Joe's Bar and Grill
260 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DX
Tel: 01865 554 484

More dates added soon - check back often, & remember to double-check with the venue before setting off


"I saw you tonight at the beer gig in good old Beer Devon and I must say it was the best gig Iíve seen in a long time. Comparable even with Walter Trout who I went to see In August."
James Skelton

"...a ten-minute finale of 'Voodoo Chile.' The number of different styles, accents and tempos that were put into this was amazing. Stuart is a truly masterful guitarist and a fine vocalist, and his players are first class"

"Caught the gig last night. You lads are superb. I particularly liked White Room. Your singer's got a nice Peter Green thing going there as well. I'm sure I'll be coming to more gigs. "
Eamon Brennan

"...a standing ovation and cries for more. This gig was 'feel good factor' at its best"

"Just got home from the Cinque ports gig. What a great evening of music, pure magic and the best live blues I've ever heard."
Colin Walder

"Good to see that young bands can still apreciate and play the blues in a contemporary way introducing up-to-date music influences - brings fresh blood to the music"
Steppin' Out

"I am a great believer in the theory that we all have a guardian angel sent to guide and teach us yours must be Jimi Hendrix in person."
Robin Hunt

"...take classic blues and give it a rawer edge"

" exceptional talent in Stuart Bligh, a fantastic guitar player who has an outrageous voice"

"Am still blown away with the set on Sunday & have since looked at your gig list & put localish dates in my diary. "
Mark Osborn

"...established themselves as one of London's top blues bands, thoroughly entertaining. They make the blues sound fresh and exciting whilst retaining all the authenticity of the originals"
London Midweek

"...Stuart is one of the best performers of Stevie Ray Vaughan's music"
Blues Forever

live rocking blues in central london with Stuart Bligh & The Big Blue
Picture credit: Chris Gordon

Stuart Bligh is available for private guitar tuition in your home or his, all ages, one-on-one lessons. Make an email enquiry or call

08442 48 00 49


Stuart Bligh & The Big Blue play live music at Aint nothin but blues bar in London

Picture credit: Chris Gordon


live blues music in pissaros hastings
Picture credit: Bob May

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Stuart Bligh, The Big Blue, 6 Framfield Place, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5QH
Tel: 0844 2 48 00 49
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