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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

‘One of the great blues men of our time’ ~ Jools Holland

‘A phenomenal guitarist’ ~ Mark Lamarr

Like your blues with a lot of rhythm and your rock with a lot of roll? Big Boy Bloater & The Limits are your band, and they’re bringing their raucous brand of RNB with a modern twist to Ropetackle for the third time!

Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for tales of stalkers, dance-crazes, robot lovers and more, set to an infectious beat, world-class guitar, and a voice that has not only been described as a cross between Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf, but voted ‘one of the top 100 blues vocals of all time’ in a poll by readers of ‘The Blues Magazine’.

This is good time music for good time people. Big Boy’s current album Luxury Hobo has barely left the Amazon top 100, and for good reason – don’t miss this incredible night of blues.

Support comes from Horsham rock band Blue Stragglers, combining blues and grunge.

£15 seated, £13 standing.


Friday 22nd September 2017 -

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b
  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!