The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue

LATEST NEWS

Sun 11 Sept
Double helpings!
Two  Stuart Bligh
Solo Acoustics in
One Day

Fri 30 Sept
Advance tickets
available
Framfield Village
Hall gig

BAND'S DEBUT
DVD
AVAILABLE AT
GIGS OR BUY HERE

Stuart Bligh Solo Acoustic Gigs
  in Red Print


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!).

**VIEW THE BIG BLUE BLUES BAND PROMOTIONAL VIDEO**

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

Forthcoming gigs


All gigs start at 9pm unless otherwise noted

All are free to attend unless otherwise noted

Listing updated 10 September, 2016

Saturday, 10 September, 2016
The Etchingham Club
High St, Burwash, Etchingham TN19 7AD

Tel: 01580 819240
Sunday, 11 September, 2016 - 3pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Smugglers Inn
High Street, Pevensey, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
AND...........................
Sunday, 11 September, 2016 - 7pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Ypres Castle Inn
Gungarden, Rye, TN31 7HH

Tel: 01797 223248
Thursday, 15 September, 2016 - 8.30pm
STUART'S ACOUSTIC JAM
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428
Friday, 16 September, 2016
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Season's Restaurant
3 The Waterfront, Eastbourne BN23 5UZ

Tel: 01323 471948
Saturday, 17 September, 2016
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Eastbourne Angling Club
Sea Front Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AA

Tel: 01323 723442
Wednesday, 21 September, 2016
STUART BLIGH & HANNAH BRADBEER ACOUSTIC DUO
The Wheatsheaf Inn
2 Barnhorn Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4LR
Tel:  01424 848400
Friday, 23 September, 2016
PRIVATE FUNCTION
Saturday, 24 September, 2016
The Marina Bar
Medway Bridge Marina, Manor Lane, Borstal, Rochester,
Kent, ME1 3HS

Tel: 07776 015109
Friday, 30 September, 2016
GP PROMOTIONS - £8 ENTRANCE FEE - SPECIAL EVENT
Framfield Village Hall
The Street, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22

Advance tickets:  graham@gpmusicpromotions.com
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Crowhurst Village Hall
Forwood Lane, Battle TN33 9AJ
Tel: 01424 830329
Advance tickets:  Dick Chalwin:  (01424) 830339
Thursday, 6 October, 2016 - 8.30pm
STUART'S ACOUSTIC JAM
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428
Sunday, 9 October, 2016 - 1pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Anchor
Fore St, Beer, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3ET

Tel: 01297 20386
Thursday, 13 October, 2016
STUART BLIGH & HANNAH BRADBEER ACOUSTIC DUO
Mumu
108-110 Week St, Maidstone ME14 1RH
Tel:  01622 669800

Friday, 14 October, 2016
The Sussex Hotel
92 London Rd, Bexhill, East Susssex, TN39 3LE
Tel:  01424 224275

Saturday, 15 October, 2016
The Ship Inn
Ship St, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4EG
Tel:  01342 312089

Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 7.30pm
£5 ENTRANCE FEE - BLUES UNDERGROUND EVENT
Underground Theatre
Grove Rd, Eastbourne, BN21 4TL

Advance tickets:  0845 680 1926 (Tourist Information Centre)
Thursday, 20 October, 2016 - 8.30pm
STUART'S ACOUSTIC JAM (GUEST HOST TONIGHT)
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428
Friday, 21 October, 2016
The Red Lion
1 Mill Ln, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HF
Tel:  01483 239929
Saturday, 22 October, 2016
The Dolphin Inn
11-12 Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW
Tel:  01424 431197
Friday, 28 October, 2016
Eastbourne Fishermen's Club
Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AA
Tel:  01323 722664
Saturday, 29 October, 2016
The Smugglers Inn
High Street, Pevensey, BN24 5LF
Tel: 01323 762112

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

07958 971 801

 

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: 07958 971 801
Email the band


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