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Scottish rock legends Big Country raise the roof in Louth

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Chart-topping rock band Big Country wowed a 400-strong audience at Louth Town Hall on Saturday, dubbed the town’s “biggest ever rock gig”.

The band, who found commercial success in the 1980s and topped the UK Albums Chart with their 1984 album ‘Steeltown’, played a variety of their new material plus many of their old hits, including ‘In A Big Country’ and their top ten single ‘Fields of Fire (400 miles)’.

All profits from the show went to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Speaking exclusively to the Leader before the show, founder member and guitarist Bruce Watson explained what brought him and his band to Louth.

“It’s great to go to places you’ve never been before, and the closest we’ve ever played to here is probably Lowestoft”, Bruce explained.

“We get asked to do gigs for charity but you can’t do them all, or else you end up with no money. But Andrew Skinner, who organised the event, was very persistent. We’d like to thank him for organising it.

“Our songs will be exactly the same - it’s only our faces and our bodies that change.”

One of the support bands was young Alford indie band Two-Step, consisting of vocalist Arthur Wood, bassist Scott McHamilton, drummer Jacob Asar, and guitarists Jake Taylor and Zac Wilson.

Zac said: “We’re excited to be playing alongside Big Country. Thank you to Andrew Skinner for booking us as a local support band.”

• Visit the Leader website for video clips of the event.

 

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