Friday, 29 June 2012

Big Country announce Rewind Festival appearance

Big Country have been confirmed for the Scottish Rewind Festival to be held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July. The band will appear on the Saturday alongside such acts as Jimmy Somerville, Go West, Midge Ure and Chesney Hawkes. Rewind is an 80's themed festival that is being held in Scone Palace in Perth and then Henley-On-Thames in August with a semi shared line up, however at this time no Big Country for Henley!

Day Tickets have already sold out, however some weekend tickets are still available at

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Dave and lyricist!

When we reviewed the Craig Adams solo album "Demon King" as one of our first posts we noted that the song "Close My Eyes" had lyrics written by Dave Gregory, our assumption was this was the former XTC and current Tin Spirits guitarist but said we stood to be corrected. Well it wasn't THAT Dave Gregory after all! The Dave Gregory in question is brother of Paul Gregory from one of Craig's early bands the Expelaires which also featured Dave "Wolfie" Wolfenden who went on to Red Lorry Yellow Lorry whom I'm sure many will know. RLYL also of course featured Mick Brown who would play with Craig in The Mission. So over to Dave to tell us about how "Close My Eyes" came about...

"Craig used my lyrics as he had told me a couple of years before it was released, (in the Leeds showbiz hub that is North Bar) that he was thinking about doing an album and I said I had some lyrics kicking about that I reckoned I wasn't going to use, my musical career being somewhat short lived and un-noteworthy. It wasn't until last year that he got back to in touch to say that one of the lyrics fitted perfectly with one of the tracks he was recording."

Dave Gregory
Dave now writes under the name Gravyboy using jottify where you can download his screenplays and novella "Smoke And Mirrors" for free for your i-Pad or Kindle. Check out his work HERE

Many thanks to Dave for getting in touch and giving us that info!

Big Country at the Isle Of Wight

Absolute Radio are streaming 5 tracks from Big Country's Isle of Wight Festival performance yesterday. The featured songs are "Another Country", "Chance" which features Elizabeth McGovern, "Restless Natives", "Fields Of Fire" and "In A Big Country". The full set played was..."Angle Park", "Another Country", "Steeltown", "Chance", "Look Away", "Restless Natives", "Fields Of Fire" and finishing with "In A Big Country".

You can hear the Absolute stream HERE

SKY Arts 1 also broadcast "Chance" as part of their coverage after a short interview with Elizabeth McGovern.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

More Big Country Photos

 As promised....more photos from last nights gig...these ones were taken by Joff.

Big Country - Hatfield Forum 22nd June 2012

The first set of photos from last nights great Big Country gig at The Forum in Hatfield. The last of the Isle Of Wight warm up shows and slightly shorter than normal due to having to get moving to travel to the water logged festival. These are the photos taken by Rob...the ones taken by Joff will be coming soon!