Dear All,

As comments on social media continue about a possible split in the band and the surprise announcement from Simon Hough about his departure, we have decided to take stock.
First of all, we greatly appreciate the years Simon put into Big Country. We wish him all the best in the future.

There is no split in the band. We will continue to celebrate Stuart’s songs and the music of Big Country. This will include working on ‘heritage’ projects such as book, documentary and anniversary albums, etc., as well as performing live.

On that note, we would like to introduce you to Tommie Paxton who plays with Restless Natives. He has very kindly agreed to help us out on our shows this year as well as doing RN shows (a project he is very passionate about, and we fully endorse it.)

This has made us realise what is important and why we do what we do.Also, how lucky we are to have Stuart’s songs and our great music to perform to the greatest fans in the world. We will keep everyone up to date with news and would like to thank you for your patience and most of all, your loyalty.

Big Country.