Big Boy Bloater & The Limits
Saturday 7th March 2015 - Starts 8pm
“One of the great blues men of our time” ~ Jools Holland
“An agile guitarist backing that up with some suitably raspy vocals” ~ Q Magazine
“I love this guy…he has a voice that sounds like it’s been soaked in turpentine for the last decade!” ~ Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music
2011 saw acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter Big Boy Bloater launch his solo career with an album full of catchy and clever self-penned material and some impressive showcase gigs. 2011 saw him as a guest on Jools Holland’s BBC Radio 2 show and found him as a special guest of Imelda May at two of her big UK concerts (Roundhouse, March 2011 & Somerset House, July 2011) as well as being personally invited by Imelda to be the support for her UK tour in November ‘11, which was followed up by a successful headline UK tour of his own in Feb 2012. He has had major features in national magazines Total Guitar, UK Rock & Roll, and Classic Rock Blues and in March 2012 was invited on the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 2 to chat to Craig Charles.
The self-titled album, ‘Big Boy Bloater & The Limits’, released in March 2011, (featuring special guest appearances from Imelda May and jazz-funk legend Snowboy) attracted much critical acclaim. The self-penned numbers showed not only great musicianship but a maturity in style. Bloater quickly followed this up with a brand new album ‘The World Explained’ (released 1st October 2012), which went Top 5 on the Amazon and iTunes Blues Download charts and has received some amazing reviews from the roots community and further afield. It was picked as one of the Classic Rock Blues magazine’s Top 50 releases of 2012, also garnering a spot in the Editor’s personal picks of the year.
Support comes from King Sized Slim.
We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email email@example.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.
Main: Beef and ale casserole / Aubergine and lentil bake with vegetables and crusty bread (v)
Dessert: Rice pudding