Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland.
Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
After the sad passing in 2001 of Stuart Adamson , the band stopped playing , but then
in 2007 , Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki and Bruce Watson re-united to celebrate the band’s Twenty-fifth anniversary. “It wasn’t a come-back… it was just the three of us having fun, as friends and as a band, and hoping to give the fans some enjoyment by playing our songs live, to celebrate 25 years” – Bruce Watson .
Coming into 2014 , Big Country have been joined by Simon Hough to perform vocal duties. He has fitted in perfectly as the band continues its touring throughout the year that
Big Country celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of the album, ‘Steeltown’.
2015 sees a massive "Best Of" (and more) tour of the UK and Europe .
With 2016 comes the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Seer’ with the album being performed in its entirety on tour.