Bruce and Jamie Watson are proud to announce a new project with their good friend Tom Kercheval. Details about new music from WKW including the CD “Men of Steel” can be seen in the post below and at www.wkwmusic.com
WKW – Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson and Thomas Kercheval – are proud to announce the crowdfunding campaign for our forthcoming album, “Men of Steel”. The album has been fully recorded and mixed, and the mastering is just about finished. A digital release is definite, but we’re hoping to also release the album in CD form, and that’s where the crowdfunding campaign comes in.
This short video offers a brief glimpse of the album: a collection of fiery, anthemic songs with mounds of huge guitars and special guests Colin Berwick and Bill Simpson. For a much longer look and a lot more info, visit our crowdfunding site at: wkwmusic.com.
There you’ll find a great assortment of perks to choose from, everything from the CD itself to collections of demos, full-length albums from Bruce and Jamie and Tom, Meet and Greets and soundcheck access at BC shows, appearances on The Great Divide podcast, personalized recordings, signed photos and more.
In fact, for the first week of the campaign, all pledgers will receive a FREE download of our take on the classic “Killiecrankie” from the “Men of Steel” album!
We’re incredibly proud of this album, and we’ve worked incredibly hard on it over the last year. We can’t wait to share it with you. Thanks for your support!
Unfortunately the gig at The Welly in Hull on Thursday 10th October has been postponed and will now take place on Saturday 1st February 2020. Tickets for the original gig will still be valid for the re-scheduled date.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused
Big Country have announced their “Return To Steeltown” Tour!
‘Steeltown’ was the second studio album by Big Country which was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm with production from Steve Lillywhite. Released in October, 1984 Bruce Watson remembers the time very well, amid the nationwide strife back in the UK, fully in the grip of the Miners Strike: “We started work on Steeltown back in June 1984 at Abba’s studio. My Dad was a miner, so what we did was knuckle down to hard work for six weeks”.
Regarded by many as a classic, the multi-million selling ‘Steeltown’ went straight to the #1 slot in the album charts.
Big Country will be performing songs from the album as well as the classic hits and live favourites including:
‘Fields of Fire’, ‘In A Big Country’, ‘Chance’, ‘Wonderland’, ‘Look Away’ and many more..
Big Country are: Bruce Watson (guitars/vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals); Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals); Simon Hough (vocals); Scott Whitley (bass).
The We’re Not In Kansas (Live Bootleg Series 1993-1998) is now available in coloured vinyl. A different colour vinyl for each two record volume in the series of five. Further details and ordering information can be found at these links:
Join iconic 80s artists on a 7-day Caribbean cruise. Sailing on The Explorer of the Seas from Miami and making stops in San Juan, St. Thomas, Punta Cana and Labadee this is truly the Ultimate 80s Party! Featuring The B-52’s, Bananarama, Berlin, Patty Smyth and Scandal, Tony Hadley ex Spandau Ballet, Tony Lewis from The Outfield, Dire Straits Legacy, Asia Featuring John Payne, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina ex Katrina and the Waves and more to be added.
As many of you may be aware, Simon has been struggling with his voice over the last couple of weekends. This has been due to an infection and on his Doctor’s advice we have unfortunately had to cancel the gig in Derby this Wednesday.
The gig has already been re-scheduled for Thursday 14th February 2019
Ticketing information for the rescheduled gig will be announced tomorrow
We can only apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and will do something extra at the rescheduled gig to hopefully make this up to you.
Best wishes go out to Simon for a speedy recovery and thanks to everyone for your continued support.
UPDATE: The re-scheduled date for the show is Thursday 14th February 2019 and all current tickets are of course valid for the new date. If you require a refund they can be obtained from the place of purchase. All other shows are to be go on as scheduled.