The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue
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Stuart Bligh Solo Acoustic & Duo Gigs

LATEST NEWS

Uckfield Festival
&
Uckfield Blues Festival
Appearances
in July


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BAND'S DEBUT
DVD
AVAILABLE AT
GIGS OR BUY HERE

Stuart Bligh Acoustic Solo & Duo Gigs
  detailed 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, we don't take up too much room.  Occasionally, we're honoured to be joined by Tony White on keyboards and we often have musician guests jumping up to collaborate on the odd tune - even more talent for your money.

Booking Solo/Duo Gigs

Stuart offers solo acoustic slots - a man and his guitar, and duo gigs where he's joined by a terrific female vocalist.  Both options allow a greater diversity of evergreen, popular songs popularised by artistes such as Elvis, Glen Campbell, Chris Isaak, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Oasis and more.

We can provide our own vocal PA.

To enquire, email Stuart Bligh or call on 07958971801

Forthcoming gigs - band/solo/duo


All gigs start at 9pm unless otherwise noted

All are free to attend unless otherwise noted

Listing updated 27 June, 2019

Friday, 28 June, 2019
BIG BLUE
The Royal Oak & Castle Inn
High St, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LE

Tel: 01323 762371
Saturday, 29 June, 2019 - 5pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Cidery
Brookhouse Lane, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22
Tel:  07811163495
Sunday, 30 June, 2019 - 3pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Smuggler's Inn
High St, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Stu you'd like to perform
Brickmakers' Arms
New Road, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 5 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
The Dolphin
11-12 Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Tel: 01424 434326
Saturday, 6 July, 2019 - 1pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Royal British Legion
The Street, East Preston, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 1JL

Tel: 01903 770172
Saturday, 6 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
Crowhurst Park Holiday Village
Telham Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SL

Tel: 01424 773344
Sunday, 7 July, 2019
PRIVATE FUNCTION
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 6pm - 7.30pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Uckfield Festival
Luxford Lounge, Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE
Tel:  01825 769694
Tuesday, 9 July, 2019 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Stu you'd like to perform
The Blacksmiths Arms
Lewes Rd, Halland, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 6PN
Tel: 01825 840304
Friday, 12 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
Ringles Cross
London Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1HG

Tel: 01825 760638
Saturday, 13 July, 2019
PRIVATE FUNCTION
Saturday, 13 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
Smuggler's Inn
High Street, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
Sunday, 14 July, 2019 - 2pm
BIG BLUE
Hare & Hounds
The Street, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NJ

Tel: 01825 890118
Thursday, 18 July, 2019 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - HOSTED BY ANDY MILLEN
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Andy you'd like to perform
Brickmakers' Arms
New Road, Ridgwood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 26 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DX

Tel: 01323 642500
Saturday, 27 July, 2019 - 7pm-8pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Bistro @Etchingham Station
Station Approach, High Street, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7PA
Tel:  01580 819262
Saturday, 27 July, 2019
BIG BLUE
White Hart
Station Road, Buxted, East Sussex, TN22 4DP

Tel: 01825 732068
Sunday, 28 July, 2019 - 2.30pm
BIG BLUE - PART OF UCKFIELD BLUES FESTIVAL
The Highlands
Eastbourne Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5SP

Tel: 01825 762989

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

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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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