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2017 was a huge success for The Big Sets! 2018 will see us to return to France in April, May & September to play some great festivals. The band will be starting up again at the end of April until the end of September. We look forward to seeing everybody again soon. 

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EP Launch

New EP - "Sex Wax" out now!

Four of our self-penned tracks:

01. Perfect Woman
02. Come with You
03. I'm Gonna Get Drunk
04. Get Down

Available to purchase from our website here.

Band Biography

John

John "Smokeydoodah" Smith

Vocals / Harmonica / Guitar / Sax

The original bluesman, Smokeydoodah blows that harp with feeling and authenticity, just like he came straight from the cotton fields.

Chris

Chris "C-Bone" Hogg

Guitar / Vocals

Chris sings and plays guitar as though his life depends on it. He has the sound of a blues player many years older.

Jake Landers

Jake Landers

Guitar

Jake plays some of the meanest blues licks this side of the Atlantic. He bends those notes until they scream and howl.

Jonny

Jonny "Dr Funk" Rubin

Bass

The original laid back funkster, Dr Funk is the funkiest bassist we ever did hear. When he's not playing his bass, you'll find him absolutely shredding in the surf.

Gig List

2018 Gig List

Coming soon!

2017 Gig List

April
28th - supporting The Andrew Quick Band. The Roundabout, Plymouth - 8pm
29th - private show
30th - Smugglers Den Ale festival. Newquay - 6pm

May
02nd - Aint Nothin But, London - 10pm
03rd - Coppers Malt, Church Stretton - 9pm
04th - Pour House Bistro, Shewsbury - 9pm
06th - Annabels, Plymouth - 10.30pm
09th - St Ives Food & Drink Festival - 7pm
10th - Whiskers, Newquay -10pm
12th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
18th - Stables, Falmouth - 9pm
19th - Polo on the beach, Watergate Bay- 9pm
20th - Double Trouble Biker Rally, Summerset - 7pm
21st - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
24th - Aint Nothin But, London - 10pm
26th - Chill At The Mill festival, headliner, Newquay - 10pm
26th - Royal William Yard festival, Plymouth - 3pm
26th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
28th - Captian Jacks, Bude - 3pm
31st - St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes - 9pm.

June
01st - Finns, Falmouth - 9pm
03rd - Stables, Newquay - 8pm
04th - Red Lion, St Columb - 4pm
07th - Lusty Glaze, Newquay - 8pm
09th - Private Booking
10th - Private Booking
11th - Private Booking
14th - Whiskers, Newquay - 10pm
16th - The Golden Lion, St ives - 9pm
17th - Electric Beach Afterparty, Chy Bar, Newquay - 12am
18th - Saltash Regatta, Saltash - 3pm
24th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
25th - Captain Jakcs, Woolacombe - 3pm.

July
01st - Stables, Newquay - 8pm
02nd - The Albion, Liskeard - 5pm
05th - Whiskers, Newquay - 10pm
06th - Great Western Hotel,  Newquay - 8pm
07th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
8th - Rock Oyster Festival - 4pm
8th - Finnygook Inn, Crafthole - 9pm
9th - shipwright Arms, Helford - 3pm
26th - Lovedays, CharlesTown - 9pm
28th - The Albion, Liskeard - 9pm
29th - St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes - 9pm
30th - Leopallooza Festival, Headliner Mono Stage - 11pm

August
02nd - Lusty Glaze, Newquay - 8pm
03rd - Stables, Falmouth - 8pm
04th - Annabels, Plymouth - 10pm
05th - Wax, Watergate Bay - 9pm
06th - Shipwrights Arms, Helford - 3pm
08th - Rettorick Mill, Mawgan Porth - 8pm
09th - Whiskers, Newquay - 10pm
10th - Wax, Watergate Bay - 9pm
12th - Boardmasters Festival - 5pm
16th - Steam Bar, Newquay - 9pm
17th - Stables, Falmouth - 8pm
18th - Shipwrights Arms, Helford - 9pm
19th - Private Booking
20th - Shipwright Arms, Helford - 3pm
22nd - Rettorick Mill, Mawgan Porth - 8pm
23rd - Steam Bar, Newquay - 9pm
25th - Bowgie Ale Festival - 3pm
25th - Eden Project - 9pm
26th - The Millbridge, Plymouth - 9pm
27th - The Halfway House Ale Festival - 9pm

September
01st to 03rd - Rendez Vousdel Erdre Jazz & Blues Festival, Nantes, France
09th - Private Booking
10th - Little Orchard Festival, Main stage - 7pm
12th - The Golden Lion, St Ives - 9pm
13th - Lusty Glaze, Newquay - 8pm
16th - Private Booking
19th - The Golden Lion, St Ives - 9pm
22nd - The Hubbox, Truro - 9pm
23rd - The Albion, Liskeard - 9pm
29th - Private Booking
30th - St Mawes Hotel, St Mawes - 8pm.


2016
March
Wed 2nd - Whiskers, Newquay, 9:00pm
Fri 4th - The Albion, Liskeard, 9:00pm
Mon 7th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 8:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Wed 9th - BBC Radio Cornwall Session
Fri 11th - Bystro at the Bank, St Austell, 8:00pm (Jake and John duo)
Sat 12th - The Millbridge, Plymouth, 9:00pm
Fri 18th - Lusty Glaze, Newquay, 8:00pm (Jake and John duo)
Sat 19th - The Union, Saltash, 9:00pm
Fri 25th - The Tywarnhayle Inn, Perranporth, 9:00pm
Sat 26th - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sun 27th - Belushi's Ale Festival, 8:00pm

April
Fri 1st - Bodmin Jail, 9:00pm
Sat 2nd - Veryan Sports & Social Club, Truro, 9:00pm
Sun 3rd - The Castle Inn, St Ives 8:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Thu 7th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 9:00pm
Fri 8th - Private Function
Sat 9th - The Ferryboat Inn, Helford, 9:00pm
Sun 24th - The Castle Inn, St Ives, 9:00pm (Chris & Dr Funk duo)
Sat 30th - Wax, Watergate Bay, 9:00pm

May
Tue 3rd - Sailors Bar, 9:00pm
Fri 6th - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Fri 13th - Liskeard Tavern, 9:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Fri 20th - The Millbridge, Plymouth, 9:00pm
Sat 21st - Double Trouble Rally
Sat 28th - Chill at the Mill Festival,Sun 29th - The Red Lion, Newquay, 9:00pm

June
Fri 3rd - Ohana, Newquay , 9:00pm
Sat 4th - The Union, Saltash, 9:00pm
Mon 6th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 8:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Wed 8th - Whiskers, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 11th - Saltash & Wearside
Sat 11th - Bohella Bar, St Mawes, 9:00pm
Sun 12th - The Red Lion, St Columb, 4:30pm
Fri 17th - The Tywarnhayle Inn, Perranporth, 9:00pm

July
Fri 1st - Whiskers, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 2nd - Blues and Roots Festival, Church Stretton
Thu 7th - Stables, Falmouth, 9:00pm
Fri 8th - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 9th - Chy Bar, Newquay 12:00am
Sun 10th - The Castle Inn, St Ives, 8:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Sat 16th - Glas-denbury Festival
Sun 17th - Lusty Glaze, Newquay, 8:00pm
Thu 21st - Whiskers supporting SIMO
Fri 22nd - London Inn, Padstow
Sat 23rd - The Millbridge, Plymouth, 9:00pm
Sun 24th - The Castle Inn, St Ives 9:00pm (Chris & Dr Funk duo),
Wed 27th - Bull Inn, Ludlow, 9:00pm
Thu 28th - Harbour View Speakeasy, Sunderland
Fri 29th - The Smugglers, Sunderland, 9:00pm
Sat 30th - Richmond Live Festival, Richmond
Sun 31st - Leopallooza Mono Stage, 10:30pm

August
Mon 1st - Wax, Watergate, 9:00pm (Jake Landers and the Paprika Blues Band)
Wed 3rd - The Shipwrights Arms, Helford, 9:00pm (Jake Landers and the Paprika Blues Band)
Thu 4th - Fieldview Festival, 11:00pm
Fri 5th - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 6th - The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage, 9:00pm
Tue 9th - Sailors, Newquay. 10:00pm
Wed 10th - Whiskers, Newquay. 9.30pm
Fri 19th - BBC Spotlight Session
Sat 20th - Private Booking, 2:00pm
Sat 20th - Bohella Bar, St Mawes, 9:00pm
Mon 22nd - Wax, Watergate, 9:00pm
Wed 24th - St Mawes Hotel, 9:00pm (Jake and John duo)
Fri 26th - Red Lion, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sun 28th - The Halfway House, Polbathic, 7.30pm
Mon 31st - Shipwrights Arms, Helford, 3:30pm (Jake & John duo)
Mon 31st - The Bowie, Crantock, 8.30pm

September
Thu 1st - Wax, Watergate, 9:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Fri 2nd - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 3rd - Private Booking
Sun 4th - Truro Ale Festival
Fri 9th - Tywarnhayle Inn, Perranporth, 9:00pm
Sat 10th - The Bugle Inn, St Ives, 9:00pm
Sun 11th - Little Orchard Festival
Mon 12th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 8:00pm
Thu 15th - Stables, Falmouth, 9:00pm
Sat 17th - The Stable, Kilkhampton, 9:00pm
Wed 21st - Private Booking
Sat 24th, Seiners Pub, Perranporth, 9:00pm

October
Sat 1st - The Union, Saltash, 9:00pm
Fri 7th - Ohana, Newquay, 9:00pm
Sat 8th - The Millbridge, Plymouth, 9:00pm
Sun 9th - The Castle Inn, St Ives, 9:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Fri 14th - Private Booking
Thu 20th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 9:00pm
Sat 22th - London Inn, Padstow, 9:00pm
Sun 23rd - Castle Inn,St Ives 9:00pm (Chris & Dr Funk duo)

November
Fri 18th - St Austell Brewery 9:00pm
Sun 20th - Shipwrights Arms, Flushing 3:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Fri 25th - London Inn. Padstow. 9:00pm
Sat 26th - Newquay Ale Festival. 5pm
Sat 26th - Newquay Ale Festival After Party, Chy Bar. 12:00am
Sun 27th - Red Lion, St Columb, 4.30pm
Mon 28th - Finns McCouls, Falmouth, 8:00pm (Jake solo)
Wed 30th - Whiskers ,Newquay. 9:00pm

December
Thu 1st - Wild Pony. Falmouth 9:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Fri 2nd - The Tywarnhayle, Perranporth, 9:00pm
Sat 3rd - The Albion, Liskeard, 9:00pm
Sun 4th - Royal Standard, Flushing. 3:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Thu 8th - Fins, Falmouth. 9:00pm
Sat 10th - The Union, Saltash, 9:00pm
Sun 11th - Shipwrights Arms, Flushing 3:00pm (Jake & John duo)
Wed 14th - Ain't Nothing But.... Blues Bar, London, 9:00pm
Fri 16th - The Millbridge, Plymouth, 9:00pm
Sat 17th - Watering Hole (supporting land of gaints)
Mon 26th - Independant, Sunderland
Sat 31st. - Stables, Newquay. 10pm


Audio

1) Perfect Woman
2) Come with You
3) I'm Gonna Get Drunk
4) Get Down
(All songs from the EP "Sex Wax")

Video

Perfect Woman (BBC Spotlight, Aug 2016)

Get Down With You (Fieldview Festival, Aug 2016)

Live at the Ohana, Newquay

Gallery

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