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:
Big Bear Music Agency exclusively represents:

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 […]

King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

  Dazzling musicianship, riveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, two barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have established them as the world’s greatest swing band. “A formidable combo that can blow any band off the stage” [Blues & Rhythm] “To those that say swing is a musical form best left to […]

The History of Big Bear Music

Amid the multitude of Midlands groups during the mid-1960s, all replete with Beatles haircuts, high collared jackets and a neo-Liverpool sound; one band stood out, The Blueshounds. It was soon to become better known as Locomotive, playing Kansas City jazz and blues and featuring a 7-piece horn-based line-up. A recipe for suicide you may think, […]