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About Big Bad Blues Band

Have mercy! Pure acoustic hoochie coochie front porch blues....
Blues band
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Inspired and influenced by the style of blues still played today in the clubs and juke-joints throughout the Mississippi Delta, The Big Bad Blues Band play authentic pure acoustic blues. The Big Bad Blues Band formed in 2019, when Tim Williams, returning from one of his many adventures in the American deep south, approached Steve Kendra and Michael Shaw with the idea of recreating just a little of the spirit and style of the local blues musicians he has seen, and played with, in the juke joints and bars of Mississippi during his visits. The initial, two guitar and harmonica, line up of the band completed with the addition of Steve Aspley on cajon and percussion, and Steve Collington on acoustic bass, bringing just the right laid back, easy feel the band was after. In November 2019 the band recorded The South Bank Social Session at Young Thugs Studios in York. The first live track, Bottle Up & Go was released in January 2020.

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Blues, Bluegrass, Acoustic
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session
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Song list

Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
Kansas City Blues - Wilbert Harrison / Fats Domino
Bottle Up and Go - John Lee Hooker
Bright Lights Big City - Jimmy Reed
Howlin' For My Darlin' - Howlin' Wolf
Tom Thumb Blues - Bob Dylan / Brian Ferry
The Jelly Roll Bakerman - Big Bad Blues Band
Champagne and Reefer - Muddy Waters
The Levee Gonna Break - Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie
Crossroads - Robert Johnson / John Mayer
Back Scratcher - Frank Frost
Where Have You Gone? - Big Bad Blues Band
Travellin' Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
On the Road Again - Canned Heat
Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Willamson II
South Nashville Blues - Steve Earle
The Breeze - J.J. Cale
Little Red Rooster - Willie Dixon / Howlin Wolf
Big Legged Woman - Freddie King
Catfish Blues - Tommy McClennan / B.B. King
Bloody 98 - Blue Mountain
Bullfrog Blues - William Harris / Canned Heat
Got my Mojo Workin' - Muddy Waters
Stone Fox Chase (Whistle Test Theme) - Charlie McCoy
Sugar Bee - Canned Heat
Rock Me - B.B. King / Muddy Waters
Roxette - Dr Feelgood
Jonny Too Bad -
Lonsome Train -
Back Scratcher - Frank Frost
Where Have You Gone? - Big Bad Blues Band
The Jelly Roll Bakerman - Big Bad Blues Band
Travellin' Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
On the Road Again - Canned Heat


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1500


From customers:

Jane U, 1 year ago

"Fab band"

Claudia F, 2 years ago

That was a great gig! Thanks It was very unexpected to go out for music in the afternoon