Big Country & The Skids
Belfast – 30th November Tickets
Dublin – 1st December Tickets
Big Country will be performing at the Clutha Benefit at The Glasgow Barrowlands
Saturday, February 15, 2014
2:00pm until 11:50pm
Len Price 3
James King and the Lonewolves
The Birthday Suit (Rod Jones from Idlewild)
Last Of The Privateers
Further Artists T.B.A
http://www.regionalmag.com/ gave Bruce & Jamie a rave review of their recent gig at The Great British Folk Festival
…”Next on Centre Stage were Bruce and Jamie Watson, both of Big Country fame performing as a father and son duo. I was not sure what to expect because I had seen Big Country live and they were awesome. So a Folk Festival is more than 400 miles away from that gig! (Pardon the pun). Sporting a range of guitars and mandolins, they certainly looked the business. With a set list that included Amsterdam, Forever In My Dreams, Rosina and No Mercy, it was clear that they are a very accomplished duo with a rock emphasis to songs that would have proudly taken a more folk rendition if someone had the inclination to take them down that route. As it was, they delivered songs that I was familiar with in an acoustic manner and they did it very well.
It was clear that they had a natural affinity with the audience which was assisted by Bruce’s between song banter. Jamie let his playing do the talking as he showed that he was no junior partner in the duo when it came to knowing his way around the fret board. He was very impressive.
Finishing the set with a Skids number, The Saints Are Coming, they paid tribute to their past band member, the late Stuart Adamson. But a Skid’s number at a Folk Festival….it was odd but it worked.”
Suzanne Kelly of the Aberdeen Voice reviews the recent show at the Lemon Tree: It’s been said that the greatest acts and greatest guitarists have a sound which is unmistakably theirs alone. This remains true of Big Country, Scotland’s longest-serving, most successful, arguably most loved rock act…
New items in the Big Country Store include The ‘Rose & Dagger” T-shirt (the first commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Steeltown), as well as a new beanie and scarf. More new items coming soon.
Vintageinvestments on eBay gives fans a couple of rare opportunities to own a piece of Big Country history with the purchase of genuine Bruce Watson owned guitars. One is a custom SG used when Bruce played live with The Skids and the other is a DBZ Bolero Calavera used on the Big Country tour of North America in 2013.
On Saturday April 26, 2014, Big Country will be headlining at the Louth concert for Alzheimer’s Society. All the profits from this event are being donated to Alzheimer’s Society via Lincolnshire Co-operative’s charity of the year.
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