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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.

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 "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 "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.

Slim Jake Landers

Jake Landers


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


Jonny "Dr Funk" Rubin


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.

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Gig List

2018 Gig List

Fri 6th: Birmingham
Sat 7th: Albert's Shed, Shrewsbury
Thu 12th: Whiskers, Newquay
Fri 13th: Cahors Blues Festival, France
Fri 20th: The Millbridge, Plymouth
Sat 21st: Wish Festival, Tintagel, Cornwall
Sun 22nd: The Albion, Liskeard
Sun 29th: Leopallooza Festival, Week St Mary, Cornwall 

Fri 3rd: Fieldview Festival, Wiltshire
Sat 4th: Richmond Live Festival, Richmond, Yorkshire
Wed 8th: Whiskers, Newquay
Sun 12th: Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
Thu 23rd: Shaking Jake Landers & Smokey duo, Lusty Glaze, Newquay
Fri 24th: Shaking Jake Landers & Smokey ft Vince Lee and friends, The Millbridge, Plymouth
Sat 25th: Dead Famous, Newquay
Sun 26th: Bredy Farm Festival, Bradstock, Dorset
Fri 31st: Rendez-Vous de l'Erdre Festival, France 

Sun 16th: Little Orchard Festival, Penhallow, Cornwall

For previous years gigs - click here


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


Perfect Woman (BBC Spotlight, Aug 2016)

Get Down With You (Fieldview Festival, Aug 2016)

Live at the Ohana, Newquay




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For booking enquiries in France please contact:

Marie-Claude Batard.