Long Live The Music !


WELCOME  to the website of Big Figure Promotions whom are based in Marske by the Sea on the north east/yorkshire coast.  Big Figure was initially started up by Steve Harland a music enthusiast/obsessive in Sept 2012 - named after the drummer in Dr Feelgood, the band from Canvey Island who helped pave the way for punk rock in the UK back in 1976.   Steve was a regular at Middlesbrough Rock Garden between 1979-1981 and the Dovecot Arts Centre in Stockton on Tees 1985-1990.  

He has worked with various local promoters and also on his own since September 2010.  Initially promoting live music at the Georgian Theatre in Stockton before transferring across the river tees to the Westgarth Social Club in Middlesbrough, ran by Stephen Callaghan, based across the road from the University of Teesside.

Highlights this year include a sold out show with The Godfathers and impressive performances from 999, Eton Crop/Inca Babies, Barb Wire Dolls, Miraculous Mule/Hellbound Hearts, The Nightingales/Blue Orchids, Terry & Gerry/Serious Sam Barrett, Twin Guns and X Ray Cat Trio.   

Thanks for visiting the website and supporting the shows.   Steve works full time and appreciates those who do make the effort to support the bands he brings to the area and help put Westgarth SC on the map as a great music venue.   

Photos on the website are taken by Mel Butler, Andy Lochrie, Dave Shaw, Malcolm Such & Steve White