THE GIG THIS SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER AT THE RED LION IN OUSTON                                                                                     HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY THE VENUE DOUBLE BOOKING 




We are Back on the Road

We have now come to the decision to get back out on the road,this has been a thing we have been contemplating for a few months, and people ,venues asking when will Big River, be getting up and running again. Our main reason is that we all like playing in Big River ,and with us being off for a long period of time,needed to get back out there together . Unfortunately our original drummer and co.founder Billy will  unable to continue in his love of music and playing drums, I am sure he will wish us the best of luck,being without him will be hard as he had a great and intelligent brain for music,a great drummer, and the most beautiful voice,which was an integral part of the band. Without him will be difficult but I have promised him that we will still have the highest quality and professionalism that we have always strived for after all the years together,and I am sure we will see him up with us at some point in the future giving us a song or two.

We look forward to meeting and seeing the people that mean so much in this world of music,the supporters of real live music,see you soon.


Established   For 10 Years

Alan and Billy formed big River midway through 2008. Aynsley was recruited to give the band another strong vocal and additional Harmony Lead Guitar sound. Alan used to be with Country Crazy before forming Big River with Billy, Billy played with Reload.a for two years, and also with Wishblowin Ash. Aynsley (a.k.a `Young Neil Young) plays with. Tramp Juice every so often, but is a solid and valuable member of Big River , Kenny, who has been around for a while mainly playing bass with the Screaming DTs  ,All the band members have gained extensive musical experience playing a variety of styles of music in bands throughout the UK both in live and recording environments. The agreed ethos was to create a vocally strong band with exceptional harmonies playing songs that are not usually covered by local bands. After 9 years as an outfit,Big River have a growing number of enthusiastic followers and the band look forward to increasing their appeal during 2016






    Hear "Big River" Live at the Queen Vic (Formally the Office) click th link below.

" Big River " . We now have Released the long awaited CD.... 

 "Live At The Usworth Club ,Washington"

Ask us for details when you come to see us at our gigs. 

Checkout the Live Music we have recorded,more to follow..Links below


For further info or to book Big River..

Contact:.............Alan.............Mobile 07505234143




















































Latest News

Just a mention of a Buskers night at the Washington Arts Centre this coming Friday night. Peter Peverley will be running a buskers night with a theme of country rock music, this will be a night to dedicate to his dad Peter Peverley, who sadly passed away a year ago, if you did not know Peter he was a , Great Husband,Father ,Brother and grandfather, and great friend , (my best) , but he was also a great singer in the sixties and seventies with bands such as The Casuals, The Carousels, and the Petron Duo. Also he was a great follower of local bands ,and singers. Members of Big River will be doing a special tribute featuring Peters son, Pete Peverley, a real artist in his own right, so if anyone who would like to come along for a great nights entertainment and to get up and do a song or two are very welcome, or just come and listen. see you there .