This just in from Country Club Reporter – Scoop Edwards!
As the summer sun beats down on the British Countryside, Big Country have been hard at it in their favoured rehearsal space putting the finishing touches to some brand new songs as well as contemplating set lists for their forthcoming ‘Crossing The Solent’ Tour and another summer of prestigious festival appearances. On Sunday May 20th, the band were joined by actress Elizabeth McGovern (of Downton Abbey / Sadie & The Hotheads fame), for an afternoon of experimentation to explore the dynamics of uniting their shared appreciation for each other’s music into a tangible collaboration. Across the fields of ‘forget me knots’ close by, Big Country, Elizabeth and her guitarist Simon Nelson could be heard searching out ways in which to make their music sound as one. Big Country fans attending any of the three ‘Crossing The Solent’ shows from June 20th to 22nd at Leicester, Hatfield and Oxford accordingly, will be the first to hear the fruits of this remarkable and unlikely association as part of the run up to this years Isle Of Wight Festival during which Big Country (with Elizabeth McGovern), will take to the main stage on Saturday June 23rd. Alright Everybody! Get ‘Downton’ and Get With it Big Country style!
Get them in the studio Mr. Grant!