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11.6.11

Big Country back on the big stage

Big Country are back...and back with a bang. One of my favourite singer/songwriters Mike Peters from The Alarm is their lead singer these days (original lead singer Stuart Adamson died in 2001) and it's given me a real interest in what the band are doing due to his involvement.
I've had the pleasure of seeing them live twice this year so far, and it is the energetic and passionate performances that they have made since they reformed last year that has got them to big festival stages at the moment.
Tonight Sky Arts showed them playing on the main stage at the Isle of Wight festival and it was an amazing feeling watching it...for me to see Mike Peters sing on such a big stage again is very satisfying, I have seen him play so many times live with The Alarm and this is a definite high point in his legendary career.

This video isn't good quality because it was me just pointing a phone at the TV...
Big Country on the main stage at the Isle of Wight festival 2011..


4 comments:

Lily said...

Thanks so much Doug. I know I keep saying it, but I feel so happy for Mike and the boys. And very proud to be an Alarm fan and having thousands of people get to see a little part of what we know...

Doug said...

you said it well lily

Ceri said...

Thanks Doug. Don't have Sky so it's good to be able to see that!

Bev said...

seeing Mike up there made me smile so much... I really believe that due to the hard work and effort he deserves a bigger stage than he's ever had for the last 30years, and this may just well be the breakthrough..

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