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BIG COUNTRY

Big Country Legendary Scottish Celtic Rock band still featuring two of the original founding members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki.

BIOGRAPHY/TOUR

 

“Almost 35 years on Big Country are back and firing on all cylinders” (Northern Echo, October 2019)

 

“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)

 

 BIG COUNTRY perform classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher

 

Plus many more...

 

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country’ (which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.

 

The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by singer/guitarist SIMON HOUGH and bassist GILL ALLAN

 

“Big Country inject a welcome blast of post-punk adrenaline… after more than three decades, their yodelling war cries and jagged New Wave power chords still strike a stirring post-Punk nerve.” (Giants Of Rock review, Classic Rock magazine)

 

Formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members, the late Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

 

The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

 

 

 

The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’.

 

“Big Country almost blew the roof off on Saturday night.

 

Frontman Simon Hough was magnificent and urged the seated audience to cast aside their chairs and get down to the front of the stage. The crowd did just that, making for a night to remember. Hough was a revelation and a more charismatic vocalist is hard to visualise. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish – no wonder Bruce Watson singled him out for a special mention”. (Ian Russell, Daily Record)

 

Big Country just gets Bigger.

Big Country Bookings

MAY 2024

 

Fri 31st Wychwood Festival

JUNE 2024

Thursday 6th Alexanders Live, Chester

Friday 7th Citadel St Helens (Aspey)

Saturday 22nd Germany (Aspey)

JULY 2024

Saturday 20th Shildon Live (Aspey)

 

Saturday 27th Brombachsee Near Nurnburg 

 

AUGUST 2024

Saturday 10th Party at The Palace with The Skids, UB40, Lulu, ABC, Heaven 17, Go West + more

Sunday 11th Northern Kin Festival, Thornley Hall Farm, Durham, DH6 3LY

 

Saturday 17th Weyfest 

Sunday 18th The Factory Worthing (Aspey)

SEPTEMBER 2024

Fri 6 Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanisers  (AGMP)

Sat 7 Edinburgh, Queens Hall (AGMP)

Fri 13 Sheffield The Foundry (AGMP)

Sat 14 Middlesbrough Town Hall (AGMP)

 

Fri 20 The Apex Bury St Edmunds (AGMP)

 

Sat 21 Swindon, MECA (AGMP)

Thursday 26th Belfast (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Friday 27th Dublin, Opium (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Saturday 28th Cork, Cyprus Avenue (JOHN FOLEY)

 

Sunday 29th Limerick, Dolans Ireland (JOHN FOLEY)

OCTOBER 2024

 

Fri 4th Walsall, Walsall Arena (AGMP)

Sat 5 Coventry, HMV Empire (AGMP)

 

Tuesday 8 Valencia: Repvblicca Spain


Thur 10 Madrid: La Riviera Spain


Fri 11 Barcelona: Razzmatazz Spain


Sat 12 Bilbao: Sala Santana Spain

Thu 17 The Academy Bournemouth (AGMP)

Fri 18 Exeter, Phoenix (AGMP)

Sat 19 Falmouth Princess Pavillion (AGMP)

Sun 20 Lyme Regis Marine Theatre (Aspey)

Thur 24 Flowerpot Derby (Aspey)

 

Fri 25 Tenby Pavillion (AGMP)

Sat 26 The Tivoli Buckley (AGMP)

NOVEMBER 2024

Fri 1 Warrington Parr Hall (AGMP)

Sat 2 Keele Univercity Stoke (AGMP)

Fri 8 The Brewery Arts Centre Kendal (JON CONNOR)

Sat 9 Carlisle, Old Fire Station (JON CONNOR)

Sun 10 Carlisle Old Fire Station (JON CONNOR)

 

Thur 14 Dorking Halls (AGMP)

 

Fri 15 Brentwood Centre (AGMP)

Sat 16 Lincoln, Engine Shed (AGMP)

Sun 17th Club 85 Hitchin (The Pad Presents)

Fri 22 Perth, Concert Hall (AGMP)

Sat 23 Aberdeen, Music Hall (AGMP)

Thu 28 Shepherds Bush Empire London (AGMP)

Fri 29 229 Dreamland Margate (AGMP)

Sat 30 The Cresset Peterborough (AGMP)

DECEMBER 2024

Saturday 21st Glen Pavillion Dunfermline Calum

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