Big Bear Music

Big Bear Music
As well as managing touring bands, Big Bear can also help with providing bands for pubs, restaurants, weddings and other private functions. For booking information and availabilities please contact Tim Jennings at Big Bear Music, PO Box 944, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8UT, England
Tel: 0121 454 7020  Email: tim@bigbearmusic.com
 
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Alan Barnes All Stars

The jazz festivals of Marbella in Spain and Birmingham in England enjoy a hermadad, a brotherhood. As part of the celebration, UK’s leading jazz composer and arranger Alan Barnes was commissioned to write the Marbella Jazz Suite. Alan Barnes, outrageously talented saxophonist, was given carte blanche to recruit the finest musicians in jazz, a variable […]

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The Will Johns Band

Will Johns is undeniably Rock Aristocracy. While his father, Andy Johns worked on the recordings of Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones and more, and his mother is legendary actress and model Paula, the line-up of his uncles is Rock ’n’ Roll Royalty!  There’s Glyn Johns, Mick Fleetwood, George Harrison…….. and Eric Clapton. With the upbringing that Will […]

Tipitina

It seems to me that New Orleans music is like an underground stream. The everyday world of pop music, jazz and blues carries on oblivious to its presence until, every once in a while, it rises to the surface and insists on being heard. It happened with trad jazz and Fats Domino’s New Orleans rock […]

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I Wish I Was In New Orleans

With a background as broad as that, a band can range happily through vast tracts of musical landscape. For instance, we find Dream A Little Dream Of Me, a winsome little pop song from 1931, by Gus Kahn, Fabian André and Wilbur Schwandt, side by side with Hit That Jive Jack, an early hit for […]

Tipitina

Tipitina

Profoundly talented young band from Preston whose debut CD I Wish I Was In New Orleans catapulted them on to the national stage. A captivating mix of New Orleans boogie, blues, barrelhouse and gospel with the soulful voice of Debbie Jones and the piano wizardry of Justin Randall. Tipitina’s second album Taking Care Of Business was […]

Bob Kerr And His Whoopee Band

Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band

Bob Kerr, founder member of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band ["I'm The Urban Spaceman"], leader of New Vaudeville Band ["Winchester Cathedral"] now fronts the Greatest Comedy Band in Jazz! Impossibly silly, ludicrously-talented and wonderfully entertaining. “This is Bob’s greatest achievement, an extraordinary and gloriously idiosyncratic phenomenon. A five piece group who keep alive the […]

Julian Smith

Julian Smith

Soprano saxophone player Julian Smith took the UK music business by storm with stunning appearances on the 2009 Britain’s Got Talent TV show, polling 700,000 votes in the final to finish runner-up to Susan Boyle. He featured on Sony’s Classic Chillout series, duetted with Kenny G at The Royal Albert Hall, performed for Prince Charles […]

Musical Youth

Musical Youth

Musical Youth, the band credited with taking reggae out of the ghetto and into the pop mainstream with their 4 million-seller “Pass The Dutchie” are back on the road. Fronted by original former-members Dennis Seaton and Michael Grant, the band have an album [scheduled for January 2012 release] “When Reggae Was King” which presents new […]

Chick Willis

Chick Willis

A veritable legend of the blues, Chick Willis, ‘The Stoop Down Man’, was born in Cabiness, Georgia, and still lives in the State. Early influences included Little Milton, T-Bone Walker and Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, but his career really took off when he worked with his cousin Chuck Willis until the latter’s death in 1958. Since […]

Ricky Cool & The Hoola Boola Boys

Ricky Cool & The In Crowd

Coming into the UK music business from America via Old Hill, Ricky first hit the headlines with The Icebergs, only to re-form as The Realtos where he came to the attention of ex-Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant who recruited him into his Honeydrippers. Ricky’s next project was The Big Town Playboys which began his long-term […]