About Big River

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica & Mandolin

Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars

Vocals, Bass Guitar, Sound & Lighting 

Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars

Drums & Percussion 


A Typical Set

A Typical Set

Big River cover songs by: The Eagles, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Blackberry Smoke, CSNY, Pure Prairie League, Tom Petty, The Georgia Satellites, The Allman Brothers, Poco, America, The Steve Miller Band plus many more West Coast Rock, Southern Rock and Country Rock bands and some older Brit Rock (which helped to shape some of the older Southern Rock) for good measure.

Alan formed Big River midway through 2008 with long term friend Billy. He used to be with a band called Country Crazy before forming Big River with Billy.  

Aynsley was recruited to give the band another strong vocal and additional Harmony Lead Guitar sound. Aynsley ( a.k.a 'Young Neil Young') plays with Tramp Juice every so often but is a solid and valuable member of Big River. 

Kenny (Bass Guitar/Vocals/Sound & Lighting) has been around for a number of years playing bass with the Screaming DT's and many other bands and recording artistes across the north east. Not only does he play tight and cracking bass lines but he also looks after the BR sound and lights.  

Mal joined Big River around Feb 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in vocals/backing vocals and rhythm guitar, throwing in the odd lead break.  Mal has played in several bands over the years and toured the UK heading up his own very successful Bob Dylan tribute band. He also has the role of producing all of Big Rivers on-line presence, as well as designing posters and other promotional material.



We welcome  Drummer  Mal B back into the
Big River  brotherhood.   

With an incredible wealth of playing experience and after a pandemic break, we welcome Mal B back into the band. A great time  keeper with ever evolving styles, we consider Mal as the Engine Room of the band, but obviously alongside a rock steady back line and a great harmony producing front line.

Big River are available for gigs and festivals throughout the North East of England and the Scottish Borders.

For bookings, please click contacts page for information...