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Trent Navigation - 18 July 2014

From Terry Ashton, Nottingham Blues Society

Big City Blues Band came down from Sheffield to play some Rhythm n' Blues of the highest caliber. They played songs from Sonny Boy Williamson including Frogs and Snakes,Jimmy Reed's Bright Lights,Muddy Waters,Gypsy Woman and King Bee and Willie Dixon, Built for Comfort among others.This band give their all in keeping the memory of such great music going.Well worth seeing.

Terry Ashton

  • Barry Middleton likes this.

Thanks for the video, photo and kind comments Terry.

Double Trouble


Extract from an article by Michael Bell, Sheffield Telegraph 14 April 2014

Favourite things - Sharing a soft spot for the city and its people


Live Music

Iím still very passionate about live music in Sheffield and Iím a regular at  gigs....... Big City Blues....... are one of my favourites


Michael Bell


Trent Navigation - 1 November 2013

Big City's successful November return to Nottingham.

"Friday night saw Big CityBlues Band grace the stage with their songs drawn from many sources, including Robert Johnson, Little Jimmy Reed's Bright Lights Big City and  Baby What You Want, Muddy Waters' King Bee and Rollin' And Tumblin' and T Bone Walker's T Bone Shuffle.

John,on bass guitar and Dave,on drums shared the vocal duties accompanied by the superb guitar and slide work by Stu.

A great nights entertainment."

Terry Ashton, Nottingham Blues Society

Thanks  for the videos Terry.


Gypsy Woman



Trent Navigation - March 2013

"It was a first visit, but hopefully not the last, for this band. John, vocals and bass guitar of Big City Blues Band, Stu lead guitar and John ,a stand in drummer for the usual Dave, who had gone down with a heavy cold, gave an excellent performance last night. John the drummer who had stepped in at the last minute, had not practiced with the guys before this gig but you wouldn't have guessed as he laid down a steady rhythm.

Stu played some great, great blues guitar to complement the gritty vocals and bass playing of John. They launched into Rocket 88 followed by Help meand Madison Blues to get the evening underway. Other notables of the first set were Cocaine, Red House and a conclusion with Work Together all played to warm applause.

The second set sped by as they ran through Let It Roll, Death Letter Blues, Need Your Love So Bad and Smokestack Lightnin' amongst other delightables before they were on their way back to Sheffield."


Terry Ashton - Nottingham Blues Society