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Big Hand

Big Hand

Big Hand


Tim Lomas: Guitar / Lead Vox Paul Skelding: Drums / Lead Vox Phil Ramsay: Trumpet / Melodica Luke Martin: Bass/ Vox The new way to have a truly good time has arrived! Having already conquered Edinburgh and London with their incredible live shows and unforgettable songs, and with a line up now crystallized and polished like a diamond, Big Hand are now ready to transcend their cult underground status and to take their unique brand of Zorbic music to the unsuspecting, hungry masses in every corner of the world… Read more on Last.fm
Tim Lomas: Guitar / Lead Vox Paul Skelding: Drums / Lead Vox Phil Ramsay: Trumpet / Melodica Luke Martin: Bass/ Vox The new way to have a truly good time has arrived! Having already conquered Edinburgh and London with their incredible live shows and unforgettable songs, and with a line up now crystallized and polished like a diamond, Big Hand are now ready to transcend their cult underground status and to take their unique brand of Zorbic music to the unsuspecting, hungry masses in every corner of the world… Big Hand have already shared stages with the likes of Reel Big Fish, The Beat, The Sunshine Underground, Mum-ra, Neville Staples, The Selecter, Bad Manners, Frankie Miller, The Bhundu Boys, The Slackers, The Fat Cats, The Toasters, St. Petersberg Brass Quartet, Babyhead and Joe Walsh (The Eagles), as well as playing legendary venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe including: The Barrowlands (Glasgow), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), The Trojan Sound System at Notting Hill Carnival (London), The Astoria (London), Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh (Nationally televised live), Shambala (Plymouth) and Driesrock (Belgium). Having recently rocked out an all star Halloween shindig hosted by goth director Tim Burton and his crazy crew. The band also opened the Edinburgh Fringe festival this year to a heaving throng of media and performers.

Along the way they have captivated a crazily diverse set of audiences, ranging from 2 to 10,000, including: high society fashion partys, hippy peace camps, university students, corporate parties, old-school skansksters, as well as various indie, funk, metal, punk, rock, dub and reggae club nights, not to mention providing the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with song and dance every summer. Big Hand play every gig they can feasibly do (over 100 in 2005! and 105 already in 2006) and are always asked back. Big Hand have just started to stamp their mark on the nations airwaves as now 5 week record breaking winners of The Unsigned Clash on Virgin Xtremes 'The Edge' Show. Their recent recordings have also started to seep onto underground radio picking up plays on stations such as Totalrock, Rebel Radio and Scooterist radio. Over the the last 12 months, Big Hand have self recorded, produced and released the ‘Wrong & Right’ EP (April 2005) and the ‘Dark & Light’ EP (August 2005) from their ‘Ruffhand’ studios in Edinburgh and the ‘Day & Night’ EP - the 3rd and final of the set, recorded in SAE Studios in Glasgow.

Work has already begun on their debut album ‘The Deliverance’ (WT) in Air Studios North London (owned by uber indie stars Coldplay). Early work from the album has already been used in the prime time ITV drama ‘The English Hareem’, aired natinonwide on 27th December 2005. Over the summer the band also managed to take a day to record a limited edition 7" which is due for release early November 2006. Big Hand have 4 truly unique frontmen, from the “heartbreaking harmonies” and magnetism of the two lead singers, ‘Lolo’ and ‘Pabs’, to the manic hypnotic gravity defying antics and musical showmanship of bassist Luke ‘Black Elk’ Martin and Phil ‘is he on drugs?’ Ramsay. With dates confirmed throughout the UK and Europe including Glasgow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Brighton, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Bristol and London, and with a plethora of summer festivals on offer and tours in Europe & America planned for the year 2007, the four-piece are now set on world domination… Read more on Last.fm.

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