Big Boy Bloater is a well known figure on the blues and roots music scenes around the world.
His unique and powerful style has thrilled audiences from London to Las Vegas and his performances have built an enviable profile and following, not only from the roots crowds but from anyone that has ever witnessed his charisma and talent on stage.
As well as touring all over Europe, the middle-east, the USA and Canada, Big Boy Bloater has made numerous TV and radio appearances. In March ’12 he was a guest on the Jo Whiley show on BBC Radio 2, chatting to Craig Charles (sitting in). In 2011 he recorded a live session and interview on the Jools Holland Radio 2 show and was a live guest on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC 6 Music. Previous to that he recorded three live sessions for Mark Lamarr’s late night Radio 2 show ‘God’s Jukebox’ (Nov 06, Dec 08 & Jan 10) and two sessions for the Paul Jones R&B show. He spent a week as the house band on CH4’s Big Breakfast and has racked up many other national TV and radio appearances both home and abroad. He has played in some of the most famous venues in the world and has appeared at many major festivals worldwide.
Bloater has played guitar behind contemporary artists like Paloma Faith and Imelda May and continues to be a much sought after session player as well as being the guitarist du jour for visiting Blues, R&B and R&R legends.
Bloater has it all; writing, performing, singing and playing and he comes with an amazing pedigree – he has a career that most guitarists would die for – but he continues to push the barriers and is constantly striving to produce bigger and better shows. He is a consummate professional and also a very nice guy!
With his new band ‘Big Boy Bloater and the Limits’ (launched 2011) Big Boy Bloater is building on his rhythm and blues roots, inventing a new, fresh sound – delivered in his unique, mesmerising and powerful style. He brings you brand new sounds from his own songbook, a stunning mix of swamp soul, dark blues and twang.
"One of the great Blues men of our time" Jools Holland - BBC Radio 2
"Bloater is a phenomenal guitarist!”" Mark Lamarr - BBC Radio 2
"I love this guy. He has a voice that sounds like it’s been soaked in turpentine for the last decade!" Craig Charles - BBC 6 Music
"Rhythm & Blues hasn’t been this exciting in years" Classic Rock Blues Magazine
"The next big thing in blues”" Total Guitar Magazine
"I’m a massive fan of Big Boy Bloater, he’s a charismatic boy with a big voice" Imelda May