The Big Blue Blues Band

Live Blues Music by The Big Blue

LATEST NEWS

NOTE!!
CHANGE OF VENUE
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - 1st & 3rd THURSDAY of MONTH
Now at
BRICKMAKERS' ARMS, RIDGEWOOD
Uckfield

BAND'S DEBUT
DVD
AVAILABLE AT
GIGS OR BUY HERE

Stuart Bligh Solo, Duo & 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

Forthcoming gigs


All gigs start at 9pm unless otherwise noted

All are free to attend unless otherwise noted

Listing updated 30 October, 2017

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
HALLOWEEN FUN
The Royal Oak

Pett Road, Pett, East Sussex, TN35 4HG
Tel: 01424 812515
Thursday, 2 November, 2017 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - NEW VENUE!!
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Uckfield TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 3 November, 2017
The Pelton Arms
23-25 Pelton Rd, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PQ

Tel: 020 8858 0572 
Sunday, 5 November, 2017 - 6pm start
The White Swan
 
22 The Village, Greenwich, London, SE7 8UD

Tel:  020 3417 5996
Saturday, 11 November, 2017
Crowhurst Park Holiday Village
Telham Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SL

Tel: 01424 773344
Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - NEW VENUE!!
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Uckfield TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 17 November, 2017
The White Lion Hotel
325 High St, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4BN
Tel:  01634 843671
Saturday, 18 November, 2017
Bricklayers' Arms
Whitehill Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1JA
Tel: 01892 668786
Sunday, 19 November, 2017 - 4pm
The Two Brewers
113 High Street, Rochester, Medway, ME1 1JS

Tel: 01634 812448
Friday, 24 November, 2017
STUART BLIGH & HANNAH BRADBEER ACOUSTIC DUO
ELF
17 High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AE
Tel:  07825 616807
Saturday, 25 November, 2017
The Belle Vue
45 Gordon Rd, High Wycombe, HP13 6EQ
Tel: 01494 524728
Friday, 1 December, 2017
The Swan
1 Horsham Road, West Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 7AY
Tel: 01293 527447

Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Royal Standard
East Beach St, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

Tel: 07525 478259 
Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - NEW VENUE!!
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Uckfield TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 8.30pm
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
White Horse
105 Main Rd, Sundridge, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN14 6EQ
Tel: 01959 562837
Saturday, 9 December, 2017
The Royal British Legion
The Street, East Preston, Littlehampton, BN16 1JL
Tel: 01903 770172
Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 8.30pm
Joe's Bar & Grill
260 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DX
Tel: 01865 554484
Saturday, 16 December, 2017
The New Inn
32 Ninfield Rd, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 5AB
Tel: 01424 552100
Thursday, 21 December, 2017 - 8.30pm
STUART'S OPEN MIC NIGHT - NEW VENUE!!
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Uckfield TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Saturday, 23 December, 2017
The Smugglers Inn
High Street, Pevensey, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
Saturday, 30 December, 2017
STUART BLIGH SOLO ACOUSTIC
The New Inn
111 Corn St, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6AU

Tel: 01993 703807
Sunday, 31 December, 2017
NEW YEAR'S EVE - make sure you book ahead
STUART BLIGH & HANNAH BRADBEER ACOUSTIC DUO
The Cinnamon Square
Rings Hill, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8LX
Tel:  01732 832944

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


live entertainment

Stuart Bligh, The Big Blue, 6 Framfield Place, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5QH
Tel: 07958 971 801
Email the band


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