Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs
September/October UK Tour
Tickets available from: www.bigboybloater.com
15 Sep – West End Centre, ALDERSHOT
22 Sep – Ropetackle Arts Centre, SHOREHAM
23 Sep – Kent Blues Rock Festival, Red Lion, GRAVESEND
29 Sep – Louisiana, BRISTOL
30 Sep – Arlington Arts, NEWBURY
5 Oct – Maze, NOTTINGHAM
6 Oct – Stereo, GLASGOW
7 Oct – Continental Club, PRESTON
8 Oct – Dark Horse, BIRMINGHAM
12 Oct – Greystones, SHEFFIELD
13 Oct – The Forum, DARLINGTON
14 Oct – New Adelphi, HULL
“The gravel-throated don of R&B” Classic Rock
“Brilliant” The Blues
. “This is a harder edged Big Boy Bloater” R2
“Hobo-blasting blues ‘n roll” Vive le Rock
“UK Blues phenomenon” Guitar Techniques
“A natural live performer” Blues Matters
“Excellent’ Blues in Britain
Following on from the fantastic new album ‘Luxury Hobo’ by Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs that was released March last year via Provogue/Mascot Label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Monster Truck, Walter Trout), the band will be heading out on the road through September/October UK tour.
The response to the album was overwhelmingly positive; Classic Rock called him “the gravel-throated don of R&B” and that the album was “Raucous, rollicking good-time blues”, The Blues declared Luxury Hobo “brilliant!” and Maverick called it simply “uplifting” and it didn’t stop there. “This is a harder edged Big Boy Bloater” said R2,“Hobo-blasting blues ‘n roll” from Vive le Rock, a “UK Blues phenomenon” proclaimed Guitar Techniques, Blues Matters were shaken mid gig stating he’s “a natural live performer” whilst Blues In Britain summed him up calling him “Excellent.” The Blues magazine also ranked him as #87 in the 100 Greatest Ever Blues Singers.
Check out some of the self-made videos here; the autobiographical ‘Luxury Hobo Blues’ , the Lego B-Movie of ‘It Came Outta The Swamp’and the voodoo of ‘I Love You But I Can’t Stand Your Friends’ as well as the Studio video for ‘I Love You But I Can’t Stand Your Friends’and the lyric video for the energetic ‘Robot Girlfriend’.
With a fascination for textures and subtle narratives Luxury Hobo saw Bloater in a tougher, deeper and more expressive mode following a bout of depression in 2013 which has led it to take a lot darker and personal tone. He confesses, “I never felt I was prone to that kind of thing”. Opening up, he continues, “I had a breakdown, the album centres around that we’ve got all these great things but are still pissed off and medicate ourselves to be normal.” For a while life was put on hold whilst he tried to focus in on looking after himself and getting back on track and this fed into the albums’ mild dystopian outlook which is littered with moments of dark humour, wit and twists.
Big Boy Bloater has praised by Imelda May who has confessed to being a “massive fan”, Jools Holland declared him “one of the greatest bluesmen of our time” and Mark Lamarr personally funded a vinyl single run just so he could have a copy and radio has been a regular guest on BBC Radio for Jools, Mark, Paul Jones, Craig Charles as well as Imelda’s RTE show and a recent Vintage TV performance.
Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs are:
Big Boy Bloater – Vocals/Guitar,
Matt Cowley – Drums,
Steven Oats – Bass