Big Country tour to Pavilion

Big Country
Big Country

Whitby Pavilion will play hosts to Scottish Celtic Rock band Big Country as part of its summer music programme on Friday May 2.

The band exploded on to the scene in 1983 with anthemic songs such as Fields of Fire and In A Big Country which were culled from their classic debut album The Crossing, which sold several million worldwide.

They followed up with a number one album Steeltown. They released eight studio albums all of which entered the top ten and released 28 singles – five of of which were also top ten hits.

Despite the passing of lead vocalist Stuart Adamson in 2001, the band still continue as a four-piece today with original members Bruce Watson and Mark Brzezicki being joined by Bruce’s son Jamie and former Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes.

The band will be supported by Eddie and the Hot Rods best known for their 1977 UK top ten hit Do Anything You Wanna Do.

Jill Gomez Mannion, of Whitby Pavilion, said: “This is a fantastic start to our summer programme and we hope to be confirming a few more great events in the coming week.”

Musicport and Whitby Pavilion presents their next Sunday lunchtime open mic session on March 2, from 1pm to 3pm.

Plus the will be a ukulele workshop with Roger Sutcliffe from noon to 1pm and guitar workshop with Paul Whittaker from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.