The Big Blue Blues Band

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


12-14 October

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Stuart Bligh Acoustic Solo & Duo 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!).


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, the Bangles, 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 1 October, 2018

Thursday, 4 October, 2018 - 8.30pm
All Welcome - Turn up & tell Stu you'd like to perform
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Saturday, 6 October, 2018 - 5pm
The Ship
Red Street, Southfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 9NS

Tel: 01474 833238
Saturday, 6 October, 2018 - 9pm
The Marina Bar
Medway Bridge Marina, Manor Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3HS

Tel: 07776 015109
Sunday, 7 October, 2018
Saturday, 13 October, 2018 - 8pm
BEER BLUES FESTIVAL - Festival Ticket Info Here
Mariner's Hall
Seaton, Devon, EX12 3JH

Tel: 01297 22797
Thursday, 18 October, 2018 - 8.30pm
All Welcome - Turn up & put your name down
Brickmakers' Arms
New Rd, Ridgewood, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5TG
Tel: 01825 769335
Friday, 19 October, 2018
Foresters Arms
The Street, Fairwarp, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3BP

Tel: 01825 712808
Saturday, 20 October, 2018
Belle Vue
45 Gordon Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 6EQ

Tel: 01494 524728
Sunday, 21 October, 2018 - 4pm
Two Brewers
113 High St, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JS

Tel: 01634 812448
Thursday, 25 October, 2018 - 8.30pm
Joe's Bar & Grill
260 Banbury Rd, Oxford, OX2 7DX

Tel: 01865 554484
Friday, 26 October, 2018
10 South Terrace, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1SA

Tel: 01424 421363
Saturday, 27 October, 2018
Smuggler's Inn
High St, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LF

Tel: 01323 762112
Sunday, 28 October, 2018 - 3pm
The Nag's Head
8-9 Gensing Rd, Saint Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0ER

Tel: 01424 445973
Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
Queen's Head
Parsonage Ln, Icklesham, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4BL

Tel: 01424 814552

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

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"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"

"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"

"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"

" exceptional talent in Stuart Bligh, a fantastic guitar player who has an outrageous voice"

"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

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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