The Big Blue Blues Band

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Headlining Friday
10 October
BEER BLUES FESTIVAL
Beer, Devon


SEE LISTING FOR FULL DETAILS

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!).

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 £10.

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 17 September, 2014

Sunday, 28 September, 2014 - 4pm start
The Clarence
57 Middle Streeet, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1NA
Tel: 01424 721596

Saturday, 20 September, 2014
Crowhurst Holiday Village
Crowhurst Park, Telham Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SL
Tel: 01424 773344

Friday, 26 September, 2014
Coach & Horses
Oxford Road, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, SO21 3NJ
Tel: 01962 672207

Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Stag Theatre
Sevenoaks, Kent
TICKET INFO TO FOLLOW - WATCH THIS SPACE!

Friday, 3 October, 2014
Pissaro's
10 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1SA

Tel: 01424 421363

BEER BLUES FESTIVAL - 10/11/12 October

Big Blue headline on Friday, 10 October, 2014
The Mariner's Hall
The festival takes place each year in beautiful Beer in Devon
Join us for the weekend - all details of events, accommodation and ticket information here

Saturday, 18 October, 2014
The Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3DX
Tel:
01323 642500

Sunday, 19 October, 2014 - 4pm start
Two Brewers
113 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JS
Tel: 01634 812 448
Friday, 24 October, 2014
Marina Fountain
26 Caves Rd Hastings, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex TN38 0BY
Tel: 01424 424095

Friday, 31 October, 2014
Ypres Castle Inn
Gungarden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7HH

Tel: 01797 223248

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


WHAT OTHERS SAY:

"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"
BluesInBritain

"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"
Blueprint

"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"
Guardian

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

"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

YOU CAN PLAY LIVE TOO!
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


live entertainment

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


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