Arlington Arts Centre
Mary Hare, Snelsmore
Big Boss Man
When Big Boss Man hit the stage you don’t just get the look and feel of some of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60’s but the feel you’re somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years. Big Boss Man’s explosive live show is legendary and as well as playing hundreds of gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and even Russia their music may sound familiar to you being regularly played on television shows including; the Grand Tour, Come Dine with Me and the World Cup Final, and broadcast on BBC Radio by DJs Including Cerys Mathews, Mark Lamarr and Craig Charles. 2016-7 Big Boss Man have been touring France playing shows with Lisa and the Lips and Nicole Willis as well as playing live on National Radio in France .
A check on the BBC website reveals 20 plays in recent times for Big Boss Man songs and a glance at their Publishers Statement shows that Big Boss Man music has been broadcasted in film and TV in dozens of countries worldwide. Recent highlights include NYE at the Sage, Gateshead with Vintage Trouble, the Cult music Festival, Cosmic Trip, in Bourge, France, Germany’s 2 Men From L.I.N.Z Weekender, Looe Festival In Cornwall and the award winning Good Life Experience, Previously BBM have: recorded 4 albums for Blow Up Records, toured Spain 8 times, taken a mini- tour of Russian Tinkoff Brewery Bars, provided the sound track to a Mighty Boosh film, (Sweet) remixed a Paul Weller single , had their debut 7” single Sea Groove sampled by the Thievery Corporation (the numbers game) played live sessions and Latitude Festival for Mark Lamar , live session for Cerys Mathews and even remixed a German 70s kids programme theme tune! (Robi Tobi und das Fliewatuut.)
★★★★ – BLUES & SOUL
★★★★ – SHINDIG!
★★★★★ – MONKEY BOXING
“I’ve been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man. Aardvark. Double Groovy!” CRAIG CHARLES, BBC 6 MUSIC FUNK & SOUL SHOW
“The whole album’s absolutely brilliant” CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC 6 MUSIC
“A great track” (Theme from Last Man) HUEY MORGAN, BBC RADIO 2
“Classic Psych Funk” (Project No.6) NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC
“15 original songs, each and every one of them hitting the mark. Essential”SCOOTERING
“Maybe the coolest record we’ve ever heard from this mod British combo. The look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s with a feel that’s somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years!” DUSTY GROOVE
“This is so good, I’m spoilt for choice” NEW UNTOUCHABLES
“Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames at the Flamingo revisited” MONKEY PICKS