October 2012 Check out this cheeky video
for the Big Boss Man vs Christina Aguilera mash up "Ain't No Other Big
Boss Man" by Mako & The Hawk:
September 2012 A mini tour in Europe has just been confirmed for the start of
December, with concerts in Belgium, Germany and France. See our
gigs page for more information.
August 2012 Blow Up Records are in the Olympic mood and have compiled a 4 track
EP called the 'Triumphs Of The Olympians EP' featuring none other than
'Triumph Of The Olympian' by Big Boss Man of course. Plus tracks from
The Bongolian, Neon Plastix and Silvery. AND it's free for a very
limited time from
Bristol - Big Boss Man return to the Canteen in Bristol (BS1 3QY,)
+ Djs Mako & the Hawk + Big Boss Djs spinning 7"s on 7 April 2012.
Spain - The guys head out on a Spanish tour taking in ;Guadalajara,
Gijón, Madrid, Miranda de Ebro and Pontevedra. Check out the gigs page
Exclusive polo shirts - We now have our own range of ltd edition "fred
perry style" polo shirts.
Check out our on line shop for details
Bonny Scotland - BBM head up
to Glasgow on 27/07/12 - details to follow.
BBM IV - Expect a v.limited edtion 7" single from the long awaited BBMIV
Upcoming shows, in:
Glasgow, Vintage Festival London, Bristol.
Dutch festival 'Vollanlog'.
Italian mini tour. Album news:
The guys play Glasgow Friday Street Mod Weekender 25/6/11 in the
afternoon at: McChuills.
Then on the 29th of July BBM play the Royal Festival Hall as part of the
The next day (30th) the Big Boss crew hit Bristol to play the canteen -
Dj's Mako and the Hawk and Big Boss Djs (i.e. Nass and Trev!)
On November the 5th BBM head to Holland for the Vollanlog Celluloid
Music Festival - BBM previously collaborated with these guys on their
"specialist film" sound track LP.
Also pencilled in for November is a mini tour of Italy - if you are a
promoter looking for a date, get in touch and we will hook you up with
Work has begun on 4th Big Boss Man LP working title: Wattle 'n' Daub;
Nass, Des, Hawk & Trev have laid 10 tracks down live... So far the
recordings include: double drumming action, 60's dance-floor R'n'B,
Stoner-Funk, Freak-beat, Hammond rave-ups and down-tempo mood vibes.
Bongos for Beatniks is out now! The Bongolian aka Bert from BBM has his
new LP out, a live session for Craig Charles' funk and soul show on BBC6
is in the pipeline too
Live show: Thurs 4 August The Bongolian live @ Plaza De Mayor, Gijon.
Nass and Trev's 22 year reunion with the Loafers took place at the
Clapham Grand as part of the London International Ska Festival and they
amazed to be joined onstage by Special guest Lynval Golding of "the
Specials" for a couple of ska faves. The gig was a one-off
On a similar tip Nass and Trev's Rocksteady LP (previously only
available on ltd vinyl as "Prince Fatty" ) looks set to be available as
this Summer under the title King Fatty - the Original Prince Fatty!
HMV next big thing - 4th February 2011:
BBM are special guests at the HMV next big thing event as part of the
Blow Up night - the Bongolian headlines - and is on around 10:30. bbm on
after about midnight - other acts on earlier are baltic fleet and
silvery. It Takes place Upstairs at the Garage Highbury, london uk.
March French dates:
BBM play dates in Paris on march 11th and in Reims on the 12th where the
Aggrolites are headlining the show .
4th Boss album:
BBM return to an upgraded Ramshackle Studios now in a secret country
location to start work on the 4th album. Working title: Light My Fire
BBM have found their recording of "light my fire" in the Ramshackle
Studio vault. It hasnt been heard since the early days of the band ,
it's been described as atmospheric and dynamic! Potential v limited 7
BBM set to return to the north of Italy In 2011- details to follow.
New Bongolian lp:
Nass aka the bongolian releases 4th album "bongos for beatniks" this
New Hawk single:
Scott aka The Hawk set to release the follow up single to the acclaimed
"Dont Judge A Book By Its Cover" track....
The Loafers reunion:
Nass and Trev go back in time with a one-off reunion of the cult ska
favourites "The Loafers"- at the Clapham Grand. Their first time onstage
in 21 years! Friday 22 April London Ska Festival .
Spring / Summer 2010:
London 29th May - Big Boss Man play a
special London show at their Record Label's night Blow Up.
Now in its 17th year - Blow Up is in residency every Saturday night at
its new basement venue on London's Denmark Street, London's legendary
Denmark Street aka 'Tin Pan Alley'. The Club is at #4 which was the home
of the Rolling Stones 60's recording studio "Regent Sound"
Resident Blow Up DJs bring a mix of Orgasmic Pop 60s Mod Soul New Wave
action. Just confirmed Blow Up Records' very own Big Boss Man - on stage
10.30pm (doors 10pm):
The band are fresh back from their 2010 tour of Spain , and alongside
favourites such as 'Sea Groove' and 'Party 7', Big Boss Man will be
playing tracks from their 3rd album 'Full English Beat Breakfast'.
Released at the end of 2009 it has variously been described as: The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo music 4/5, sonic 4/5 - Hi-Fi Choice
Effortlessly hip **** - Echoes
Their best album yet **** - Record Collector
Excellent - Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2
Big Boss Man are back and groovier than ever, 7/10 - Clash
14 scorching hot tracks here, 'Recommended Listening' - Scootering
Perennial party starters Big Boss Man are back with their third album.
For loud'n'proud modish club soul, this is it! - Shindig!
Returning to blow our minds with an excellent dish on Blow Up Records!
As loveable as anything they've done to date. - Dusty Groove
BBM return to Bristol on bank hol Monday 31 may for the all-day party at
the Full Moon.
South of France - Bbm head off to enjoy the sun and beautiful vibes at
the Riviera Affair Festival on the cote d'azure on 19th June.
Cologne - Then in July get down at the Beat the Clock festi. in Cologne
on July 16th
Ugly Betty - Along with continually cropping up on "come dine with me"
and Sky Sports, BBM's tunes are set to appear in ugly Betty (episode
already shown in the USA, "Kelvin stardust" features in the next series
that hits the UK.
Eagle-eared international Boss fans may have heard the same track on a
Renault ad showing in Eastern Europe and North Africa!
Winter / Spring 2010:
Big Boss Man made it back alive from a mental New Years Eve in Moscow!
Thanks go out to the Caviar Lounge crew.
BBM head out on a tour of Spain to promote the new LP, CD & D-Download,
“Full English Beat Breakfast” -out now, on Blow Up Records. The tour
starts in the first week of March and takes in; Madrid (– El Sol),
Pontevedra, Gijon, Valladolid, Granada, Alicante, Valencia and more to
be announced, – Contact I-Wanna Management , if you are a promoter
looking for a date. BBM also have pencilled in spring dates for Blow Up
in London, dates in a France and a return to Bristol.
Full English Beat Breakfast, Big Boss Man’s 3rd LP has
received national and international airplay, including a live session at
the BBC Maida Vale studios for Mark Lamar’s show “God’s Jukebox”, the
Craig Charles Show on BBC 6, Gary Crowley’s show in London, national
radio in Italy and France and a plethora of internet stations.
Rave reviews have appeared in a selection of respected magazines;
Echoes: 4/5 “Purchase with Confidence”, Record Collector: 4/5 “Their
best album yet,” Clash: 7/10 “If Charlie Croker from the Italian Job was
still alive-gawd bless his soul-he’d being dancing to this...” NWN:
“More achingly cool as the years pass.” Hi-Fi Choice: 4/5 “the Sergeant
Pepper of Boogaloo”, Drummer: 5/5 “It’s one of those albums you wish you
were the drummer”, Scootering: “Essential Listening”
to name a few.
BBM’s “Kelvin Stardust” is used in a Renault advert currently showing in
Romania, Poland and Morocco!
The sample from BBM’s “Sea Groove” as used by Thievery Corporation in
their track “the Numbers Game,” is used in the new Apple/Logic recording
software as part of the demonstration.
Paris/New York DJ Ol’ Stark reported that when he spun “Sea Groove” at a
prestigious fashion event last autumn in New York the dance-floor was
filled with the world’s most famous Super-models – all getting down to
the M4 corridor beat. Apparently this track is so popular that the
A-side of his copy has worn out and he has to play the B-side version.
awaited new LP/CD/d-download from “Cult” Hammond-Punk/Funk turkeys Big
Boss Man, “Beat Breakfast” is set for release in the UK in
August/September, then in Europe shortly after.
Having finally got over their collective hangover from their mini-tour
of Tinkoff Brewery music venues in Russia, the guys set about recording
their third disc for Blow Up Records - a breakfast based
The whole LP was initially recorded in the band’s own rickety 8-track
analogue “Ramshackle Studios” then taken lock, stock and barrel to Nick
Terry (Klaxons, Libertines etc) to produce and mix, then finally to John
Davis at Metropolis Studios to master – his other clients at the time
included U2’s the Edge who apparently “quite liked it” but thought it
would benefit from a few more effects.
usual the band use a load of old weird and unnecessary gear; head
honcho Nass (a.k.a the Bongolian) plays mini-VIP, Farfisa and Hammond
organs, Wurlitzer piano and moog synths along to a driving bongo and
fuzz beat provided by bass man “the Hawk” and guitarist Trev. The band
creates a spaced-out selection of prime 60’s inspired dance floor
tracks: Northern Soul vibes with “Black Eye”, garage sounds with “the
Bloater,” Boogaloo with “Pies and Pastiche” even samba with “Full
Brazilian” to highlight a few.
September 2008: After having to cancel July & August’s UK and France gigs, due
to Trev fracturing his wrist (tit), BBM return to Spain with
a mini tour. Starting with the Savoy Club in Gijon taking in the
Floorstompers 60’s weekend in Pontevedra, Galicia on 1st
November, the gigs continue through to The Purple Weekend prentaction in
Leon and finishing in Castellon. Details to follow.
“Record Company legal delays” have set back the release of BBMIII,
it’s definitely set for release this millennium, however the guy’s
music crops up in various unusual places; on Dutch TV’s “DJ Git Hyper
presents music from RAYMANN is LAAT!!!” and it’s related CD – keep it
cult! And hip US Electronica exponents “Thievery Corporation” continue
their interest in BBM using the break from “Sea Groove” in their
upcoming track “the numbers game”.
31st March 2008:
After a couple of gigs in Veinna and Modena, Big Boss Man play a string
of dates in the UK, so far confirmed is 31/05/8 at the Yardbird,
Birmingham, with Bristol and others set to follow.
Big Boss Man III, the new LP is all mixed (by Nick Terry of Ian Brown
and Klaxons fame) bar one track; a soul floor shaker collabaration with
Dean Parrish (Hopefully!)
25th October 2007:
Big Boss Man appear on the new Funk compilation album "Come on Soul"
released next month on Hamburg's Legre Records - along with a whole host
of groovy acts. Their track is "the Hawk".
Big Boss Man are currently in the Studio working on BBM III, a whole new
a set of previously unheard tunes.
In the mean time Nass has the release of his new Bongolian LP "Outer
Bongolia" next month and Trev joins him along with Badger Burgess and
guests for a few live dates:
09/11/07 Soundhaus; Northampton
16/11/07 London tbc
17/11/07 Yardbird; Birmingham
30/11/07 The Horn; St.Albans
01/12/07 The Vic; Swindon
08/12/07 Purple Weekend; Spain, tbc
21/12/07 Dirty Water Club; London.
Forthcoming gigs include: Germany Tour in March (see gigs page for more info).
Plus - Scotland, Guildford, Birmingham, Swindon, Scarboro and St Albans
dates confirmed in the UK.
The Mighty Boosh Series 2 DVD featuring
the BBM track on the short film 'Sweet'. Winter 2006:
Just Back from some mental dates in Russia, (Cheers people of Rostov,
Kazan and Ufa - respect due Ivan).
Groovy Ausies may have heard BBM tracks on a neighbours spin-off show!
Spotted or rather heard: BBM on BBC :"Oz Clarkes wine" type show,
Sky one: "Oaps on asbos"
Also keep an ear out whilst wacthing Channel 4's new show "Secret
A Big Boss Man track is to be featured in a new US TV Series, entitled
"Kitchen Confidential" - Made by the directors of "Sex and the
City".available now on DVD
The Party 7
single continues to be picked up by football pundits, after being played
at Manchester Utd's last game of the season and Robbie Wiliamsy
and G Ramsey-ey's charity-a thon, Premier league ground's DJ's
are spinning it across the UK .
Alan Hansen used it for his World Cup highlights on the BBC World Cup
Final as well as featuring in one of a series of ads for the Nike
world cup campaign 2006. Eric Cantana and Thierry Henry feature in the
ad If you don't see it on TV check the website to view it :
Nike World Cup advert features BBM's
Party 7, taken from the Humanize album.
Big Boss Buddha from the Humanize album
is trailing a film in the States:"Acceptance"
Blow Up records have reissued the debut
Big Boss Man album Humanize which features the Party 7 track, with
stickers on the sleeve with reference to the ad. This album also
incidentally forms the soundtrack to the BAFTA nominated short film
Sweet which stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
(The Mighty Boosh) the film has just recently been made available as an
extra on The Mighty Boosh series 2 DVD.
Prince Fatty Album
If you like Hammond Rocksteady & Reggae, check Out: Prince Fatty :The Best of Anvil, the ltd vinyl LP containing the
summer Reggae smash :Nina's Dance / Nina's Dub :out now. (Nass and
Trev's covert Rocksteady recordings)
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The new Big Boss Man album - Smell
the Glove , sorry, Winner is released in UK, France, Spain and
Winner :Blow Up
Records BU027CD & BU027LP 1 - Kelvin Stardust
2 - Fall in Fall Out
3 - Complicated Lady
4 - Tu As Gache Mon Talent Ma Cherie
5 - Reach Out
6 - Oh My Gawd
7 - B.O.O.G.A.L.O.O.
8 - Fever special
9 - Everybody Boogaloo
10 - Jackson 16
11 - The Hawk
12 - Got It so Bad
13 - Deception