BIG PUPS

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"Get ready to be blown away by the soulful sounds of Big Pups. With his dynamic range and captivating presence, Big Pups will have your guests tapping (stomping) their feet to his unique blend of country pop, blues, and rock. From his heartfelt original songs to his powerful vocals to his cracking covers of popular songs by artists like Radiohead, Abba, Johnny Cash, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Prince, Jimmy Barnes, INXS, and more, Big Pups is sure to leave a lasting impression on any audience. Don't miss out on hiring this talented entertainer for your next event!"

● SOLO, DUO, TRIO & FULL BAND available. Enquire today!

Big Pups travels to music festivals, rodeos, country outback pubs, corporate/private events, and venues across Australia, Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand.

Based in Queensland, Big Pups can be found playing regularly in various venues throughout Cairns and Tropical North QLD.

Born in New Zealand’s icy depths, raised in Papua New Guinea’s highlands, and forged in country town Charters Towers Queensland Australia, Big Pups' music is the culmination of his adventurous life.

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Upcoming events for this artist 'BIG PUPS'
Fri, 24th May 2024
THEOS BAR - live music with Big Pups
BIG PUPS (Country / Blues / Originals Solo)
7:00PM Theo's Bar
Sat, 25th May 2024
Ellis Beach Double Header
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2:00PM Ellis Beach Bar & Grill
Sat, 25th May 2024
ELLIS BEACH - live music with Big Pups
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2:00PM Ellis Beach Bar & Grill
Sun, 26th May 2024
BARRON FALLS HOTEL - live music with Big Pups
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12:00PM Barron Falls Hotel Kuranda
Wed, 29th May 2024
DAMIEN & CHRISSY CELEBRATIONS
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4:00PM Pullman Palm Cove
Fri, 31st May 2024
LAKELAND HOTEL - Let\'s Do It Again Tour
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6:30PM Lakeland Hotel
Sat, 8th Jun 2024
LOCKHART RIVER SOCIAL CLUB - Let's Do It Again Tour
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5:00PM Lockhart River Social Club
Sun, 9th Jun 2024
LOCKHART RIVER SOCIAL CLUB - Let's Do It Again Tour
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1:00PM Lockhart River Social Club
Sat, 15th Jun 2024
WEIPA, BARRAMUNCHIES - Let's Do It Again Tour
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4:30PM Barramunchies
Sun, 16th Jun 2024
WEIPA, BARRAMUNCHIES - Let's Do It Again Tour
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4:30PM Barramunchies
Fri, 21st Jun 2024
BAMAGA TAVERN - Let's Do It Again Tour
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7:00PM Bamaga Tavern
Sun, 23rd Jun 2024
SEISIA, LOYALTY BEACH - Let's Do It Again Tour
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5:30PM
Fri, 5th Jul 2024
LAKELAND HOTEL - Let's Do It Again Tour
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6:30PM Lakeland Hotel
Sun, 14th Jul 2024
PBR RECOVERY DAY, BAR36 CAIRNS - Let's Do It Again Tour
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7:30PM BAR36 at THE REEF HOTEL CASINO
Fri, 19th Jul 2024
BURKETOWN PUB - Let"s Do It Again Tour
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7:00PM Burketown Pub
Sun, 21st Jul 2024
BURKETOWN PUB - Let's Do It Again Tour
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2:00PM Burketown Pub
Fri, 26th Jul 2024
QUAMBY PUB - Let's Do It Again Tour
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4:00PM Quamby Pub
Sat, 27th Jul 2024
QUAMBY PUB - Let's Do It Again Tour
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4:00PM Quamby Pub
Sat, 3rd Aug 2024
KARUMBA, ANCHORAGE BAR & CAFE - Let's Do It Again Tour
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5:30PM Anchorage Bar & Cafe
Sun, 4th Aug 2024
CROYDON CLUB HOTEL - Let's Do It Again Tour
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2:00PM Croydon Club Hotel
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Set list
- ORIGINAL SONGS -

Back On The Road
Country Girl
Cry Every Night
Devil's Coming With The Rain
Don't Let It Get You Down
Dust Til' Dawn
I Will Walk With You
Long Old Dusty Road
Nama
Pieces
Road Trains That Roll
Soldier Boy
Strengths
They Call Me Big Pups
Who I Am
Lets Do It Again

- SONGS BY SOMEONE ELSE -

Too many to mention here but the following artists regularly feature on my set lists / 4 Non Blondes / Amy Winehouse / Beatles / Bellamy Brothers / Ben Harper / Big Mountain / Blackstreet / Bob Marley / Bon Jovi / Boney M. / Bruno Mars / CAKE / Chris Janson / Chris Stapleton / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Crowded House / Darius Rucker / Dolly Parton / Eagles / Ed Sheeran / Elton John / Elvis Presley / Eric Clapton / Frank Sinatra / Garth Brooks / George Michael / Gnarls Barkley / Guns N' Roses / Hunters & Collectors / INXS / Israel Kamakawiwo?ole / Jack Johnson / James Brown / Jeff Buckley / Jimmy Barnes / John Lennon / John Mellencamp / Johnny Nash / KC & the Sunshine Band / Kenny Rogers / Lady Gaga / Leona Lewis / Luke Combs / Lynyrd Skynyrd / Markus King / Men at Work / Metallica / Michael Jackson / Midnight Oil / Otis Redding / Paul Kelly / Pink Floyd / Prince / Prince Tui Teka / Queen / Radio Head / Randy Houser / Ray Charles / Robbie Williams / Rod Srewart / Rufus Thomas / Sam Cooke / Santana / Simply Red / Steve Miller Band / Stevie Ray Vaughan / Cyndi Lauper / The Commitments / The Crnberries / The Doobie Brothers / The Doors / The Drifters / The Proclaimers / The Wiggles / Tom Jones / Toploader / Tracy Chapman / U2 / UB40 / Willie Nelson / Wilson Pickett / Womack & Womack / Yazoo
Gig Highlights
- MAJOR FESTIVALS -
● Entertaining festival goers at
- Tamworth Country Music Festival (2023, 2024)
- Savannah in the Round (2022, 2023)
- Airlie Beach Festival of Music (2022)

● Big Pups shared the stage with legendary, 40 times Golden Guitar award-winning artist Troy Cassar-Daley at his show, 'Welcome To My Fire' at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2024.

● Big Pups has shared the line-up with major names; Brad Paisley, Jon Stevens, The Animals (UK), Jimmy Barnes, Morgan Evans, James Johnson, and many more.

- TOURS -
● Dust 'n' Sand Tour AUS/ NZ (Nov 2023 - Feb 2024)
- Debut international tour throughout QLD, NSW & New Zealand

● Loving The Life Tour (May 2023 - Sep 2023)
- From Thursday Island, Cape York, to Thargomindah Southwest QLD, and everywhere in between, (Far North QLD, East QLD, Central QLD, Southwest QLD), including remote indigenous communities in Wujal Wujal, Coen and Lockhart River.

● Deep South Tour (Oct 2022 - Jan 2023)
- Tip to tip, North QLD to Tasmania including QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS

● West QLD Tour (Apr 2023)
- West QLD including Burketown, Karumba, Normanton, Richmond, Croydon, and Julia Creek

● Strait To The Tip Tour (Jul 2022 to Aug 2022)
- Cairns to Cape York, including remote indigenous communities; Coen, Arukun, Coen, Wujal Wujal, Lockhart River, and Pormpuraaw.

● Touch The Border Tour (April 2022)
- Debut Tour to Camooweal West QLD.

● Cairns to Cape York (July 2021
- Debut tour to Cape York including Coen, Weipa, Seisia and Bamaga

Growing up in the country town of Charters Towers Queensland, Big Pups is well acquainted with isolation, tough, rugged, and remote living, as well as the impact this has on Mental Health. Needless to say, Big Pups' gig highlights include all remote towns, pubs, and indigenous communities where he has had an opportunity to bring attention to Mental Health through his music and testimony.

When not touring, Big Pups can be found playing at various venues throughout Cairns and Tropical North QLD including;
- Bar 36 Cairns Reef Casino
- Barron Falls Hotel
- Brothers Leagues Club's
- Chill at Portofino
- Copperlode Brewing Co.
- Currajah Hotel
- Elixir Music Bar
- Ellis Beach Bar & Grill
- Hemingway's Brewery
- Garradunga Hotel
- Mountain View Hotel
- Palm Cove Tavern
- Silkwood Hotel
- The Tolga Pub
- Trinity Beach Tavern
- Yorkeys Knob Boating Club...
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