The name says it all: Mike Biggar is larger than life. In personality, vocal dynamics and sheer stage presence – Mike commands notice and makes an impression not easily forgotten. Mike’s infectious roots country & roots-rock melodies—spiced with hearty dollops of country, blues, soul and gospel are scripted with lyrics about life, love, struggle and faith—and they have people talking and wanting more. Whether fronting his band ‘The Big Country Breakfast’ or playing an intimate gig with just his acoustic guitar, Mike always entertains, always engages, and always delivers.
His self-titled 2009 EP was followed by “The Season”, Mike’s Nov. 2010 full-length Christmas CD, which showed a multi-tasking Biggar singing, drumming, playing guitar, arranging and handling production chores. Re-imagined holiday standards seamlessly blended with fresh originals, The Season garnered enthusiastic commercial airplay nationwide and boasted sales in excess of 1,000 copies in a mere 6 weeks. In October 2011, Biggar earned the laud of his home province’s colleagues and public music fans when he was awarded the 2011 Music New Brunswick Award for ‘Spiritual Recording of the Year’. This was quickly followed by a new holiday single released to country radio and Biggar’s first video release in December 2011, capping off a year filled with performances at key East Coast festivals such as Stan Rogers Festival and Cavendish Beach Music Festival.
Biggar’s award-winning ways continued in April 2012 when he was awarded the 2012 East Coast Music Award for ‘Gospel Recording of the Year’ for The Season.
An ardent live performer, Biggar’s on-stage demeanour mingles a disarming and relaxed humour with soaring vocals, intimate lyrics and a keenly focused performance energy, making instant fans of those who drink of his musical potion. With his new full-length album FEELS LIKE NOW set for release in Sept 2013 on Busted Flat Records, Biggar is busier than ever and enjoying increased attention in his burgeoning career with every turn.
Mike Biggar will present an Export Showcase at the Delta Brunswick on Friday, October 18 at 1 PM (Ballroom C).