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Friday, January 07, 2011

BIG COUNTRY - RESTLESS NATIVES IN BRUM



My excitement is at fever pitch as I prepare to set off to tonight's Big Country gig at the O2 Academy in Birmingham.

I've liked this band for many years, travelled far and wide to see them perform, met many great friends along the way.

Many readers of this blog will think Bob Fiddaman has turned into some sort of line-dancing freak. Not yet.

Big Country are, and always have been, a straight down the middle rock band, who pull out all the stops when performing live. I have sweated with them all back in the 80's and 90's, a non-stop sea of heads [and bodies] jumping up and down to the raucous and thumping guitar sounds, solid drums and punching bass.

Sadly, lead vocalist, Stuart Adamson, passed away in 2001 and, to many, Big Country did too.

A 25 year anniversary mini-tour in 2007 saw remaining members Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki hit the stage again to whet the appetites of the masses. It was the benchmark of what we have today in 2011.

Mike Peters, frontman for Welsh rockers, The Alarm, takes up the vocals whilst the fruit of Bruce Watson's loins, Jamie Watson, adds and extra guitar to the unique sound that is Big Country.

If you have never caught Big Country in live performance then try and catch them, you won't be disappointed.

Forget dieting after overindulging in Christmas fayre. Grab a ticket, head to the front of the stage and I guarantee you will lose many pounds through jumping up and down and rockin' out.

Big Country hit the Birmingham O2 Academy stage later tonight.

Fid

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