The Big Bear Ffolly

To celebrate 45 years, Big Bear Records, probably the UKs longest established record company, is reviving a grand tradition from their early days when The Ffolly took to the road with the label’s artists, which at that time were The Locomotive, Bakerloo Blues Line, Tea & Symphony – and Black Sabbath featuring Ozzy Osbourne.


The class of 2013 are the greatest swing band on this planet, King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, British Jazz Award Winner for Best Singer Val Wiseman, the fast rising New Orleans style combo Tipitina, nominated for Best Small Group in 2013 British Jazz Awards and Boss Of The Blues, Roy Forbes with his Combo.

With a tour of European venues in the pipeline for late 2013, this edition of The Ffolly makes it's debut at Solihull Arts Complex as part of the Solihull Jazz & Blues Festival on Friday May 24th. You can purchase tickets for The Ffolly here. To find out about the great array of free music the people of Solihull are being treated to (programmed by Big Bear) over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend, visit the Solihull Festivals website.