Big Country – Steeltown

Big Country  - Steeltown

Big Country ‘Steeltown’ – 30th Anniversary Tour

Date: Monday 20th October 2014
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Tenacity Music PR
Price: £22

The legendary Scottish band ‘Big Country’ will be performing songs from their classic multi-million selling album ‘Steeltown’ as well as the classic hits and live favourites including Harvest Home, Fields of Fire, In A Big Country, Chance, Wonderland, Look Away and The Teacher plus many more.

Their second album ‘Steeltown’ was recorded at ABBA’s Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October, 1984 and went straight to the Number 1 slot in the album charts. Band member Bruce Watson on guitars/vocals remembers the time very well, amid the nationwide strife of the Miners’ Strike back in the UK: “We started work on Steeltown back in June 1984 at Abba’s studio. We worked alongside Steve in Studio One as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber worked on ‘Chess’ next door in Studio Two. Stockholm felt like the most expensive place on earth, it’s as if we were on a different planet to how things were back home – my Dad was a miner, so what we did was knuckle down to hard work for six weeks”.

The band consists of many other distinguished musicians – Mark Brzezicki (drums, vocals), Jamie Watson (guitars/vocals) and former Simple Minds’ bassist/vocalist Derek Forbes, augmented on stage by Simon Hough ex-front man for Denny Laine from Wings and Eric Bell formerly of Thin Lizzy.

Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs and massive albums, the triple Grammy nominated Big Country continue to look beyond the next horizon in 2014.

For further information about Big Country go to their website

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