Bruce, Jamie and Derek were interviewed by Tom Kercheval and Svein Hjorthaug in the latest edition of The Great Divide Podcast and discuss events of the past year, including the return to the four piece and what is in store for 2014. Listen to the podcast at www.bigcountrypodcast.com or search for The Great Divide on iTunes.
We, at Big Country, are always trying to come up with new ideas for merchandise. It’s not always easy to be innovative, refreshing, etc. You can’t please all of the people all of the time. As the saying goes: “One man’s meat is another man’s poison”. We have come up with an idea. We KNOW we have many very talented, inventive fans. With that in mind we would like submissions for a t-shirt design from you, the fans. The band and merchandise company will choose the best three submissions (in their opinion) and let the fanbase choose the “best one”.
The winning design will then be printed up with the designer’s signature on it. It will be an Official Big Country release. The winner will receive a t-shirt and also VIP hospitality to a show of their choice for two people. Please check out Big Country at www.Rockartistmanagement.com . Dates are being added all the time. Travel and accommodation are not included. Closing date for entries is 17th of February 2014.
As it is the 30th Anniversary of Steeltown and Wonderland, it could be themed or something completely new. The choice is yours!
Here are the technical details required for submission:
Please can you supply artwork in either:
i) Illustrator CS (or lower) .eps format, set up at print size and using Pantone coated colour refs,
ii) Tiff format at print size at 400dpi, or
iii) Photoshop CS (or lower) .psd layered file.
We can also use other image formats such as .jpg, provided they are supplied at a minimum of 300dpi (preferably 400dpi for best results) at print size (or larger).
Submit the finished product to email@example.com along with contact information. DO NOT post submissions on to Facebook, as Facebook will resize the submission into a file size that is not usable.
All submissions become property of Eiledon Ltd. who shall have the right to edit, adapt, print (as on apparel) and publish any or all of the design, and may use them in any media. Designs will be credited to the contestant. In the event that ownership of any design submitted is challenged in any manner by any person, that design may be disqualified and its use discontinued. Management reserves the right to alter contest rules should need arise.
The Swan and Royal in Clitheroe is a fun place to be on a Wednesday night, especially THIS Wednesday, 11th December. You never know who might be playing there. Word on the street is that there will be a free gig with a Father & Son performing followed by a semi acoustic set featuring 4 likely lads and their friends.
MEET AND GREET UPGRADE
Would you like the opportunity to attend the Big Country soundcheck?
We are making available 10 VIP Meet and Greet packages for each of the shows on the forthcoming ‘Lands End To John O’Groats Tour’ (excluding Mareel).
Watch the soundcheck.
Meet the band.
20% Discount on tour merchandise.
Free T-shirt from the merchandise stall
Please Note: Guests must already have a concert ticket and will be advised of arrival time via email. Only guests with VIP package will be allowed entry. All details subject to change. In some circumstances, local logistical problems, illness or interviews may affect band member availability.
The journey tour has blazed across the UK, Europe and the USA. The band have been blown away by the reception from the fans, the personal connection with the audience and the new friends made.
Did you come and see the band on The Journey Tour? Did you take any photos?
We would like to compile a fan photo gallery from The Journey Tour for the website.
They can be from any sort of camera or phone camera, the quality isn’t too important, just capturing the Journey how you experienced it. They can feature the band, or you with the band, or you at the show. Anything you like.
Please send no more than 6 photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish as many as we can with a credit to the photographer. Submissions are open for one week, until Monday 9th September, and we will publish the gallery soon afterwards.
And as a taster, the featured image for this post is a snap taken at Southampton on The Journey Tour by Mike Peters of Mark Brzezicki during the show.