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Big Time Feature (1974-1977?)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

The Big Time were a Galway based band that made its debut in May, 1974 in the House of Music, Cong. The was managed by Paddy Burns and Eamonn Keane, both of the Indians. Most of the members of the band were new to the showband scene. The original lineup was: Jimmy Higgins (bandleader and trumpet), Frankie Higgins (sax), Desi O'Neill (vocals), Johnny Shiels (guitar), Eamonn Joyce (bass), Walter Lynch (drums - formerly with the Ohio), and Brendan Mulhaire (keyboards and guitar). Johnny Shiels had attended Summerhill College in Sligo and was a classmate of Pol Brennan of Clannad.

     

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Photo Gallery

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Sax Trumpet
1974 Desi
O'Neill
Johnny
Shiels
Eamonn
Joyce
Walter
Lynch
Brendan
Mulhaire
Frankie
Higgins
Jimmy
Higgins
               
               
               

Discography

Cornbread and Love (Johnny) / C'Mon Everybody (Desi)
Emerald Records - MD.1178 - September, 1974 (Flipped in March, 1975)
Rocky / Lady Luck

Release Records - RL.864 - 1977

Audio Clips

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Where Are They Now?  

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