Bio

ALAN............... Vocals, Acoustic Guitar/Harmonica and Mandolin

COLIN.............. Drums.

KENNY ........... Vocals ,Bass.

AYNSLEY.......  Vocals, Electric/Acoustic Guitars. 

MAL..................Vocals, Electric,Acoustic Guitars 

 

Influences....The Eagles, Neil Young, Steve Earle,The Outlaws, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, CSNY, The Byrds, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pure Prairie League, etc.....  


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 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.


Colin joined in Dec 2016 on drums. Big River is his first band after gaining experience over many years within buskers bands.


Mal joined Big River around Feb 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in both vocals and rythmn guitar, throwing in the odd lead break.  He has played in several bands over the years and even toured the UK heading up his own Bob Dylan tribute for a number of years.


We now have a more settled line up 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 10 years as an outfit, Big River have a growing number of enthusiastic followers and the band look forward to increasing their appeal during 2018 and beyond...


Big River gig with a 2.5k PA and full light show. All of the backline equipment is of the highest quality and produces that great Southern/Country/West Coast rock sound, and with 3 and 4 piece harmonies makes for 2 greats sets of pure entertainment...