A SOULFUL BLuesy Roots MUSIC JOURNEY
Multi award-winning Roots and Blues artist Mike Biggar is described as a definitive live performer - known for intense, roiling live performance, signature soaring vocals & warm, disarming onstage humour. He unfurls his music with a bold, potent conviction – a soulful, bluesy style that reflects his childhood roots in gospel music, and a compelling delivery that disappears the distance between stage & listener. Biggar’s high energy vocals steam down the line like a roots-inspired freight train, even as his live performance punctuates his acclaimed songs with raw honesty. He has received numerous Music New Brunswick awards and he is a two time East Coast Music Award veteran, most recently receiving the 2018 ECMA for 'Blues Recording of the Year' for his 2017 release GO ALL IN. GO ALL IN received glowing reviews, radio play and interviews across Canada, Europe and Australia, with special features in key publications such as the UK’s Blues Matters and FATEA magazines.
Biggar has been a featured performer on East Coast festival stages including the iconic Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Kempt Shore Folk Festival, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the Harvest Festival and more, and he has shared the stage with artists such as Steve Earle, Gordie Sampson, Matt Andersen, Stephen Fearing, Lynn Miles, Dave Gunning, Ron Hynes, Rose Cousins, Tomato/Tomato, Del Barber, The Brothers Landreth, and more.
Following his busiest year yet touring both home & export markets, Biggar is set to release his fourth full length project - a live concert album 'Mike Biggar & Band - Live at the BMO Theatre' - in Spring 2019.
- Winner, 2018 East Coast Music Award - 'Blues Recording of the Year'
- Winner, 2017 Music NB Award - 'Blues Artist of the Year'
- Nominated, 2017 Music NB Award - 'SOCAN Song of the Year'
- Album 'GO ALL IN' released (03/10/17 - Busted Flat Records)
- Nominated, 2015 East Coast Music Award - 'Country Album of the Year'
- Winner, 2014 Music NB Award - 'Country Album of the Year"
- Nominated, 2014 Music NB Award - 'Video of the Year'
- Nominated, 2014 Music NB Award - 'SOCAN Song of the Year'
<li>Winner, 2012 East Coast Music Award - 'Gospel Recording of the Year'</li><li>Winner, 2011 Music NB Award - 'Inspirational Album of the Year'</li><li>Nominated, 2011 Music NB Award - 'SOCAN Songwriter of the Year'</li></ul>
'go all in' reviews:
• FATEA Magazine (United Kingdom):
"Sometimes you listen to music that stops you dead in your tracks, you could be driving and have to pull over, or it's on in the background and you immediately have to turn up the volume for a better listen, & 'Go All In ' is that kind of release...He really has found his sound and groove with this album, I can see his soul in it, it moves me every time I listen, no matter what track is playing, I connect, I feel the passion and hunger he has for the music." Read full review
• THE ROCK DOCTOR (Kelowna BC):
“Go All In...sounds like what a lot of albums want to be - emotionally honest...and darn near irresistible. The songs are catchy, authentic and believable lyrically, and the musicianship is forceful. Mike Biggar may not be a household name yet, but it’s only a matter of time." Read full review