The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue

LATEST NEWS

NEW VENUES
6 May
The General Havelock
Hastings

28 May
The May Garland
Horam

BAND'S DEBUT
DVD
AVAILABLE AT
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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 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 2 May, 2016

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 - 8.30pm
ACOUSTIC JAM HOSTED BY STUART
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428
Friday, 6 May, 2016
The General Havelock
27 Havelock Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BP
Tel: 01424 719048
Saturday, 7 May, 2016
The Garden Bar
14-15 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, BN23 5UZ
Tel: 01323 479 822

Thursday, 12 May, 2016
STUART BLIGH DUO GIG WITH HANNAH BRADBEER
Graze on Grand
16 Grand Parade, St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6DN
Tel:  01424 439736

Friday, 13 May, 2016
White Horse
Main Road, Sundridge, Kent, TN14 6EH
Tel: 01959 562837

Saturday, 14 May, 2016
Red Lion
1 Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HF
Tel: 01483 239929
Thursday, 19 May, 2016 - 8.30pm
ACOUSTIC JAM HOSTED BY STUART
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428

Friday, 20 May, 2016
Ypres Castle Inn
Gungarden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7HH

Tel: 01797 223248

Saturday, 21 May, 2016
Royal British Legion Social Club
The Street, East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 1JL

Tel: 01903 770172
Thursday, 26 May, 2016
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Picture House Restaurant
184 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AS

Tel: 01825 766555
Friday, 27 May, 2016
Elephant's Head
Hook Green, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8LJ
Tel: 01892 739525

Saturday, 28 May, 2016
The May Garland Inn
A267, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0NJ
Tel: 01435 205204
Sunday, 29 May, 2014 - 1pm to 3pm
The Northbrook Arms
Stratton Lane, Winchester, SO21 3DU
Tel: 01962 774150
Thursday, 2 June, 2016 - 8.30pm
ACOUSTIC JAM HOSTED BY STUART
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428

Friday, 3 June, 2016
Pissaro's
10 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1SA

Tel: 01424 421363   

Thursday, 16 June, 2016
STUART BLIGH DUO GIG WITH HANNAH BRADBEER
Porters Wine Bar
56 High Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EN
Tel:  01424 427000
Thursday, 16 June, 2016 - 8.30pm
ACOUSTIC JAM HOSTED BY PAUL JENNINGS
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG
Tel: 01825 765428
Friday, 17 June, 2016
Fishermen's Club
Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AA

Tel: 01323 722664
Saturday, 18 June, 2016
Ben's Place (formerly Twisted Lemon)
Loxfield Chambers, Grange Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QU

Tel: 01825 508002 
Sunday, 19 June, 2016 - 5pm
Dog & Gun
213 Boxley Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2TL
Tel: 01622 759046

Friday, 24 June, 2016
The Swan
Horsham Road, West Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7AY

Tel: 01293 527447

Saturday, 25 June, 2016
The Dolphin Inn
11-12 Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW
Tel: 01424 431197

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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