Tag Archives: Big Country

Gig review: BIG COUNTRY – Under The Bridge, London, 16 November 2018

BIG COUNTRY - Under The Bridge, London, 16 November 2018

For Big Country, their 1983 album ‘The Crossing’ is the gift that keeps on giving. It catapulted them to fame, established their trademark sound and to this day contains most of their best loved songs. Shortly after reforming at the … Continue reading

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Album review: TIFFANY – Pieces Of Me

TIFFANY - Pieces Of Me

Go On Then Records [Release date 05.10.18] Tiffany sold over 15m albums to date and most will know her for her worldwide hit ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ in 1987. She has been releasing albums since then that have covered pop, country and … Continue reading

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Album review: TONY BUTLER – My Time

TONY BUTLER - My Time

Phoenix Rising Records [Release date 01.06.18] Former Big Country bassist Tony Butler Big Country started working on this album when he left Big Country in 2012. He is managed by former Big Country manager Ian Grant and the band’s drummer Mark … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ESP 2.0, ROAMER, UNRULY CHILD

ESP 2.0 - 22 Layers Of Sunlight

ESP 2.0 22 Layers Of Sunlight [Release date 20.04.18] www.suncreative.com ESP released a very enjoyable prog rock album in 2016′s ‘Invisible Din’ and now they are back with a revamped line-up. Composer/producer/guitarist Tony Lowe and Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki … Continue reading

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Album review: ESP – Invisible Din (Tony Lowe, Mark Brzezicki)

ESP - Invisible Din (Tony Lowe, Mark Brzezicki)

Sunn Creative [Release date 11.11.16] ESP is an interesting collaboration as it features producer/guitarist Tony Lowe and Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki, the latter maybe not someone you’d associate with progressive rock. Tony Lowe composed all the music and Alison … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG COUNTRY – The Warehouse, Falkirk, 30 September 2016

BIG COUNTRY – The Warehouse, Falkirk – 30 September 2016

Big Country, like many classic rock bands at the moment, are going through a bit of a golden period. Every year is throwing up another significant anniversary to be celebrated, last year it was 30 years since the release of … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST- Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey, 19-21 August 2016

Weyfest celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Rural Life Centre, a rustic setting that suits its ambience as one of the more laid back of festivals. Situated on the Surrey/Hampshire borders in what was once known as the stockbroker belt, … Continue reading

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Gig review: 80’s INVASION TOUR – Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 March 2016 (Big Country, Midge Ure)

80’s INVASION TOUR – Edinburgh Playhouse, 20 March 2016

The 80’s are rapidly becoming the new 60’s in terms of misty eyed nostalgia. The teenagers of the 80’s are now in the 40 to 50 ish bracket with the disposable income (allegedly!) to indulge themselves and relive their teen … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

MICHAEL SCHENKER - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

For the past two years Butlins’ Giants Of Rock and has lived up to that name with ease and has been host to some of the finest rock bands around and this, the third year, it seems to have hit … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG COUNTRY – Clapham Grand, 28 November 2014

BIG COUNTRY - Clapham Grand, 28 November 2014

Big Country’s sophomore album Steeltown has had the full treatment to mark its 30th anniversary, first a deluxe reissue and then a tour in which the album is played in its entirety. The band did a similar thing with their … Continue reading

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Gig review: BIG COUNTRY – Concert Hall, Perth, 28 September 2014

BIG COUNTRY – Concert Hall, Perth, 28 September 2014

Tonight’s gig was part of a weekend of music in celebration of the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament which was being held a few miles down the road at Gleneagles. The premise I take it was to cash in on the … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG COUNTRY – Reissues

Big Country - Steeltown

Universal Music [Release dates 03.08.14 and 27.09.14] Stuart Adamson may have died too soon, but his Big Country legacy seems to be in safe hands, whether it be surviving members continuing to tour under the name and even making a … Continue reading

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Gig review: WEYFEST, Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey – 29-31 August 2014

Weyfest - August 2014

Now firmly established as one of the late fixtures on the summer gig calendar, Weyfest is a festival with a very distinct vibe. The wooded setting, in an olde worlde museum of rural life with reconstructions of old buildings, could best … Continue reading

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DVD review: BIG COUNTRY – Live at the Town and Country Club, London

Wienerworld Recorded back in 1990 this is not quite the classic Big Country line-up as it features Pat Ahern on drums. Also it is just the concert, no extras or song selection, although with only nine songs perhaps one wasn’t … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG COUNTRY – The Journey

      Cherry Red (Released 15th April) This marks a major step in Big Country’s history as it is the first studio album not to feature the late Stuart Adamson and the recording debut of the Alarm’s Mike Peters … Continue reading

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News: BIG COUNTRY new album ‘The Journey’

BIG COUNTRY BRUCE WATSON (GUITAR) • JAMIE WATSON (GUITAR) • MIKE PETERS (VOCALS) • DEREK FORBES (BASS) • MARK BRZEZICKI (DRUMS) THE JOURNEY NEW STUDIO ALBUM & UK TOUR APRIL 2013 Big Country will release their brand new studio album, … Continue reading

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Best of 2012 with DAVE CLARKE

Dave Clarke of Planet Earth Publicity gives a sneak preview of some upcoming musical projects and a little football… What have you got planned music/promotion wise for next year? I’m looking forward to Lisbee Stainton’s UK tour, the new albums … Continue reading

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Gig review: SOLFEST – Cumbria, 24-26 August 2012

The Waterboys, Solfest

SOLFEST, Cumbria 24-26 August Three days of brisk Cumbrian air and artists including KT Tunstall, The Waterboys and Big Country Read more… Throughout September 2018 Get Ready to ROCK! Radio celebrated the station’s 10th anniversary and a two-hour special reflected … Continue reading

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Bruce Foxton (From The Jam) new single & album

New album ‘Back In The Room’ released on 1st October 2012 New single ‘Number Six’ released on 23rd September 2012   On Basstone Records www.brucefoxton.com / www.twitter.com/brucefoxton Bruce Foxton (The Jam/From The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) returns with his first new … Continue reading

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Bad Company, Heart, Big Country & more tour dates

HEART Fri 06/29/12 Saint Paul, MN Myth Fri 07/06/12 Hammond, IN The Venue At Horseshoe Casino Fri 07/20/12 New Lenox, IL New Lennox Commons @ Moondance Jam Sat 07/21/12 Walker, MN Moondance Events Thu 07/26/12 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE Fri … Continue reading

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