The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue

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Stuart Bligh Solo, Duo & 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!).

**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 25 June, 2018

Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Garden Bar
The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 5UZ

Tel: 01323 479822
Sunday, 1 July, 2018 - 3.30pm
Harbour Garden
South Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB

Tel: 01227 271199
Thursday, 5 July, 2018 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT with GUEST HOST
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Saturday, 14 July, 2018
PRIVATE FUNCTION
Sunday, 15 July, 2018 - 4pm
Two Brewers
113 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JS

Tel: 01634 812448
Thursday, 19 July, 2018 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 20 July, 2018 - 8.30pm
DUO with FELICITY FOWLER
The White Hart
Station Road, Buxted, East Sussex, TN22 4DP

Tel: 01825 732068
Thursday, 26 July, 2018
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DX

Tel: 01323 642500
Friday, 27 July, 2018
Pissarro's
10 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1SA

Tel: 01424 421363
Saturday, 28 July, 2018 - 4pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Castle Inn
72 Eastbourne Rd, Pevensey Bay, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 6HS

Tel: 01323 764970

AND THEN JOIN THE BIG BLUE AT...
The Uckfield Club - 9pm
Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL

Tel: 01825 765313
Sunday, 29 July, 2018 - 4pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Marina Bar
Manor Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3HS

Tel: 01634 843576
Saturday, 4 August, 2018
Eastbourne Angling Club
Sea Front, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AA

Tel: 01323 723442
Thursday, 9 August, 2018 - 8.30pm
Joe's Bar & Grill
260 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7DX

Tel: 01865 554484
Friday, 10 August, 2018
The Red Lion
Lion Hill, Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5EG

Tel: 01323 761468
Saturday, 11 August, 2018
The Smugglers Inn
High St, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
Sunday, 12 August, 2018 - 3.30pm
Harbour Garden
South Quay, The Harbour, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1AB

Tel: 01227 271199
Friday, 17 August, 2018
The Dolphin Inn
11-12 Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Tel: 01424 431197
Saturday, 18 August, 2018
The Thoroughbred Inn
6 Grand Parade, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5HG

Tel: 01323 484023
Sunday, 19 August, 2018 - 1pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Dorset
22 Malling Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2RD

Tel: 01273 474823
Friday, 24 August, 2018 - 8pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
Cafe Bar Bistro 72
72 High St, Littlehampton, East Sussex, BN17 5DX

Tel: 01903 731108
Saturday, 25 August, 2018
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DX

Tel: 01323 642500
Sunday, 26 August, 2018 - 4pm
DUO with FELICITY FOWLER
Hare & Hounds
The Street, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NJ

Tel: 01825 890118
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Monday, 27 August, 2018 - 1.30pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The Uckfield Club
Bell Lane, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QL

Tel: 01825 765313
Friday, 31 August, 2018 - 8.30pm
The Jenny Lind Inn
69 High St, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EW

Tel: 01424 421392

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
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