Big Country will be part of the 80’s Weekend #9 to be held at the famed Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Other performers include Violent Femmes, Wang Chung, A Flock of Seagulls, The Romantics, Missing Persons, Heaven 17 and more. Get your tickets now at :https://www.fkoapresents.com/80s-ticket-page/
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!
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.