22 November 2018
Start times: 20:00
Tickets: £21.50 Adv | £24.50 Doors (inc Booking Fee)Book tickets online
BIG COUNTRY + Support Celebrating
THE CROSSING 1983 - 2018 35th Anniversary
PEACE IN OUR TIME - 1988 - 2018 30th Anniversary
The band will be playing their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums. Their classic hits and live favourites include Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country (which sold 2 million copies) - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher – East of Eden’ from such massive albums such as the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Peace In Our Time’. BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.
The BAND BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by SIMON HOUGH and bassist, SCOTT WHITLEY
Mark Brzezicki - Drums, Bruce Watson - Guitar, Jamie Watson - Guitar , Simon Hough - Vocals. Scott Whitley - Bass
Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Sc...otland.
Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
KIRK BRANDON – aKoustik 2018
Kirk Brandon is the voice of Spear of Destiny, Theatre of Hate and Dead Men Walking. With over 15 studio albums and countless single releases, his career now spans well over 30 years. He has enjoyed worldwide success with all three of the above bands and is also a leader in every punk rock poll by being the singer and songwriter in The Pack.
Over the last 9 years, Kirk has released five solo acoustic studio albums (the “Dutch Masters” series) that have pulled tracks from all era’s of his career, these albums have also featured many of the people Kirk has worked with and collaborated with over the years including Derek Forbes (Simple Minds), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm) & Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets).
The latest of these solo acoustic albums entitled “Dutch Masters Volume Five” has become, in it’s first year of release, the best seller in the series.
“DM5” features two outstanding Theatre of Hate interpretations, a James Bond theme and a Country and Western cover of a Ry Cooder tune !!!
Big Country and their promoters are pleased to choose Stroud Court Community Trust as their Charity for this gig.
Stroud Court is one of the UK’s leading providers of accommodation, care and support for autistic adults with behaviours of concern.
At the heart of everything we do, are the individuals we support and a belief that a better life is possible for autistic adults. The hopes and aspirations of autistic people are simple, to live somewhere they like, surrounded by people they trust with access to activities which interest them. In seventeen rural acres, in a village like setting, Stroud Court makes this possible.