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, 29th Jan 2023
Big Pups at Tieri Hotel | Deep South Tour 2023
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Fri, 3rd Feb 2023
Big Pups at Seabreeze Hotel Mackay | Deep South Tour 2022/2023
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Sat, 4th Feb 2023
Big Pups Deep South Tour | Farview Hotel - Farleigh
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Sun, 5th Feb 2023
Big Pups Deep South Tour | Collinsville Workers Club - Bowen
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Fri, 10th Feb 2023
Big Pups at Irish Molly\'s Charters Towers | Deep South Tour 2022/2023
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Sat, 11th Feb 2023
Big Pups at Arcadia Village Magnetic Island | Deep South Tour 2022/2023
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
Sun, 12th Feb 2023
Big Pups at Garradunga Hotel | Deep South Tour 2022/2023
Big Pups (Australiana / Country / Blues Solo)
2:00PM Garradunga Hotel
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Set list

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
Road Trains That Roll
Soldier Boy
They Call Me Big Pups
Who I Am


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
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 Savaanah in the Round Music Festival, Airlie Beach Music Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival, 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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