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Big gigs coming up for The Big Beat

by Ben Davis on 17 September, 2008 | 13 comments

The Big Beat

Without doubt one of the most revered and popular covers bands in North Wales The Big Beat have built up such a reputation that they are pretty much booked up through until next year.

On a corporate level they are getting snapped up to play some big events (which pay MEGA wonga!) – a showcase event at the Birmingham NEC next week, the Rugby Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on October 4th and the king of seafood Rick Stein’s (ask you Mum and Dad) party down at his gaff in March.

The band comprises of Matt Nicholls (Camera), Jamie Owens (ex-Crosbi), Steve Jones (The Roseville Band) and James Edwards (The Rosevilled Band).

Take a look at www.thebigbeat.co.uk for more info.

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13 Comments

  1. Was it webber who frowns upon covers bands?
    Did he not know bout the big wonga?

  2. OMGZZZZ!!! YOU DIDN’T TELL ME COVVER BANDS MADE MUNNY!! OMGGGZZZZ!!!! THAT MAKES IT OK DEN!

    *said sarcastically and possibly in some sort of ‘street’/cockney accent*

  3. not sense the sarcasm in my comment no? It is the lowest form of wit.

  4. *said sarcastically and possibly in some sort of ’street’/cockney accent*

    ………is that because it’s what the NME says it’s cool to be doing at the moment?

  5. haha……short comment, but felt it was needed!

  6. “…is that because it’s what the NME says it’s cool to be doing at the moment?”

    I don’t rip off other peoples work in order to forward myself in the music industry

  7. arent you a DJ?

  8. I’m a promoter who puts on tracks between bands, I don’t earn any money from what I do

  9. I don’t rip off other peoples work in order to forward myself in the music industry

    ????

    hmmm…..’rip off’ would mean ‘to pass off as one’s own’

    Forward ones self in the music industry?
    Hmmm, not sure there either, how about earning something doing something you love, and have spent years doing, with mates….and that you’re good at – there’s a thing eh!! Better than 9-5 eh.

    You play other peoples songs on cd because you can’t on an instrument.
    If you could play anything you’d have a differing opinion I’d guess.

    Don’t give me shit about it.
    There’s absolutley nothing wrong with it.
    The Beatles did it for years in Hamburg.
    That is how you get good, not buying the latest converse pumps.
    out.

  10. Thats basically what i was going to say! Fair play! If you ever happen to DJ at the NEC, you can start judging people

    And lets not forget how shit the HI HI HI’s were.

  11. Ok so you clearly don’t understand how my side of the industry works and I can’t for the life of me work out why the fuck someone would wanna pump out what you two are doing, I’m only putting across how I see it and I can’t believe I’m the only one who’s telling you this so I can’t be fucked anymore, I’ve conceded, go take that back to yr fuckin company-sponsored arena

    P.S. You clearly didn’t ‘get’ the Hi Hi Hi’s, we were formed as a parody of a band who could be so shit but still win fans for wearing the right clothes and having the right influences, we didn’t need to be talented to get noticed. It’s nice that over a year after our first/last gig people are still talking about us.

  12. Ok so you clearly don’t understand how my side of the industry works and I can’t for the life of me work out why the fuck someone would wanna pump out what you two are doing, I’m only putting across how I see it and I can’t believe I’m the only one who’s telling you this so I can’t be fucked anymore, I’ve conceded, go take that back to yr fuckin company-sponsored arena

    P.S. You clearly didn’t ‘get’ the Hi Hi Hi’s, we were formed as a parody of a band who could be so shit but still win fans for wearing the right clothes and having the right influences, we didn’t need to be talented to get noticed. It’s nice that over a year after our first/last gig people are still talking about us.

    You really haven’t a clue at all. You do not know what you are talking about, at all.
    I, and the other lads know full well how things work, and you well know it too Webber.

    Im not going to get into an argument on the internet with you – everyone knows you really don’t know what you are talking about, though, clearly you think you do.

    Your side of the industry my arse – stop taking yourself so seriously, no one else does.
    Not that we, or anyone else has to justify ourselves to you, but we ‘pump’ this out because it makes us better musicians, earns us some money and is a laugh. Just seems that people like it and want to book us – we’re not releasing albums, we’ve done that (and are doing that) in other original bands.
    It makes doing the original bands easier for the guys.

    …Hi Hi Hi’s formed as a parody of a band – why would you do that? – an excuse for being a shit band I imagine.

    Go buy a guitar and a checked shirt, it doesn’t make you a musician by default, that takes years.
    You’re entitled to your blinkered, uneducated opinion, but you don’t need to keep ramming it to people for the sake of it. You have one on everything, and you obviously love the sound of your own voice.
    No one is interested in it anymore…….we’re bored.
    End of conversation.

    Ben, can this be the end of the utter bullshit on here?

  13. Agreed, it is getting a bit endless and relentless.
    Comments are now closed on this post.

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