Big Pups

Australiana/Country/Blues Solo

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Big Pups is an acoustic singer/songwriter and plays original grinding country-blues music. Cover songs are recreated to suit his smooth husky tones and include songs by Radiohead, Abba, Johnny Cash, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, Prince, and more...

Big Pups travels to music festivals, country outback pubs, and select 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, Big Pups music is a culmination of his adventurous life.

Upcoming events for this artist 'Big Pups'
Sun, 2nd Oct 2022
Big Pups Live Music | Savannah in the Round
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
12:30PM
Sat, 8th Oct 2022
Big Pups Live Music | Kairi Hotel
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
7:00PM Kairi Hotel
Sun, 9th Oct 2022
Big Pups Live Music | Palm Cove Tavern
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
3:00PM Palm Cove Tavern
Fri, 14th Oct 2022
Big Pups Live Music | Hemingway's Brewery Port Douglas
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
5:00PM Hemingway's Brewery Port Douglas
Sun, 16th Oct 2022
Big Pups Live Music | Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
3:00PM Yorkeys Knob Boating Club
   
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- 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

- 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
Influences
The Mighty Lord, my Mother and Father, Ottis Redding, Garth Brookes, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Johann Sebastian Bach, Freddy Fender, Neil Diamond and anyone else who has great rhythm and style.
Gig Highlights
Big Pups most recent tour was to the Tip of Australia. Gig highlights include playing at Weipa, Loyalty Beach, Pundsand Bay, Cooktown, Coen, Lakeland, and Lion’s Den.

Other gig highlights include cracker events while touring through Charters Towers, Pentland, Eton, Kickstart Saloon Sarina, Carlons Sarina, and Langfords Hotel in MacKay.

Growing up in rural Charters Towers, Big Pups is well acquainted with isolation, tough rugged living, and the impact this has on Men's Mental Health. Needless to say, gig highlights include all remote towns and pubs where he has had opportunity to bring attention to Men's 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 94
- Barron Falls Hotel
- Bingil Bay Café
- Cairns RSL
- Croydon Rodeo Grounds
- Elixir Music Bar
- Ellis Beach Bar & Grill
- Fitzroy Island Resort
- Garradunga Hotel
- Halifax Hotel
- Mission Beach Blues Bar & Café
- Palm Cove Tavern
- Smithfield Tavern
- Yorkeys Knob Boating Club...
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