The
                Big Blue Blues Band

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

LATEST NEWS

Come to one of Stu's friendly Open Mic nights at his local Hare & Hounds, Framfield

NEW VENUES

Orange Tree,
Ferring
23 June
Solo - 3pm


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**

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, Bee Gees and many 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 28 May, 2024

Friday, 31 May, 2024 - 7:30pm
THE BIG BLUE
Shinewater Court
Milfoil Drive North, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 8ED
Tel: 01323 769196
Saturday, 1 June, 2024 - 4pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Barnaby's Lounge
46 Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HL
Tel: 01424 256675
Saturday, 1 June, 2024 - 9pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Pipemakers Arms
Wish Ward, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7DH
Tel:  01797 229961
Sunday, 2 June, 2024 - 8pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Red Lion - 'Blues At The Red'
80 High Street, Stevenage, SG1 3DW
Tel:  01438 351034
Friday, 7 June, 2023 - 8pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Belgian Café
11-23 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3YN
Tel:  01323 729967
Saturday, 8 June, 2024 - From 2pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Crowhurst Village Fayre

Crowhurst Recreation Ground, 1 Sandrock Hill, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex.
Saturday, 8 June, 2024 - 6pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Plough Inn
1 Plough Lane, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9AW
Tel:  01424 830310
Sunday, 9 June, 2024 - 5pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Bull at Benenden
5 Orchard Court, The Street, Benenden, Cranbrook, TN17 4DE
Tel:  01580 240054
Wednesday, 12 June, 2024 - 2:30pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Hastings Court Care Home
314 The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2RA
Tel: 01424 755151
Thursday, 13 June, 2024 - 8pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Stu you'd like to perform
Hare & Hounds

The Street, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NJ
Tel: 01825 890118
Friday, 14 June, 2024 - 9pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Crown & Anchor
15-16 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DX
Tel: 01323 642500
Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 4pm
DUO WITH EMMA FURLONG
East Hoathly Midsummer Magic Music & Beer Festival
East Hoathly Playing Fields, East Sussex
Saturday, 15 June, 2024 - 8:30pm
THE BIG BLUE
The New Inn
32 Ninfield Road, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 5AB

Tel: 07727 276222

Sunday, 16 June, 2024 - 5pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Salehurst Halt
2 Church Lane, Robertsbridge, Kent, TN32 5PH
Tel: 01580 880620
Thursday, 20 June, 2024 - 7pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Picture House Restaurant
184 High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AS
Tel: 01825 764909
Friday, 21 June, 2024 - 8pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
Tin Tins Bar
21 Robertson Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HL
Tel:  01424 532479
Saturday, 22 June, 2024
THE BIG BLUE
Private Party
Sunday, 23 June, 2024 - 3pm
STUART BLIGH ACOUSTIC SOLO
The Orange Tree
7 Sea Lane, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 5DP
Tel: 01903 227727
Thursday, 27 June, 2024 - 8pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Stu you'd like to perform
Hare & Hounds
The Street, Framfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NJ
Tel: 01825 890118
Saturday, 29 June, 2024 - 7:30pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Coach & Horses
40 London Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3PA
Tel: 01634 553469
Sunday, 30 June, 2024 - 4pm
THE BIG BLUE
The Boar's Head
Boar's Head Road, Boarshead, Crowborough, TN6 3GR
Tel: 01892 660447
Friday, 31 May, 2024 - 7:30pm
THE BIG BLUE
Shinewater Court
Milfoil Drive North, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 8ED
Tel: 01323 769196

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

Stuart Bligh Acoustic
                                      Solo Guitar
Stuart Bligh Hannah
                                      Bradbeer Acoustic Duo
Stuart Bligh Solo Acoustic
Stuart Bligh Acoustic Duo



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 I’ve 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 appreciate 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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