Big O's Blues Bar and Grill

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Welcome to Big O’s Blues Bar and Grill, where each chilled beer comes with a hot bassline and the boiling gumbo comes with cool rhythms. The food is good, the barman’s friendly and we don't stop ‘til Big O says so. If you don't mind a dirty glass and a rough sound, pull up a stool and see where it takes you. All our dishes come live, unedited and piping hot from our Kitchen.


History of Big O’s

In the summer of 2014, one room became a centre of music for four days only. On each day a band was formed and, as the embers of the grill grew cold, so does the life of the band.
Monday was ‘Big O and the Furious Three’, an incongruous group which covered everything from slow jam (pertinently entitled ‘Slow Jam’) to balls-to-the-wall swamp rock of ‘The Farm’. The combo featured Hefford’s Blues chops, Aldous’ versatile drumming with the solid bass of Ooms.
On Tuesday, we welcomed Gwinny and Ryan Williamson to the Bar, the style shifting a longer form with an emphasis on hum-able tunes.. The songs became a lot more raw and a lot more honest, returning to the root of the Blues: I’ve got it bad and it ain’t good. The etymology of the band’s name came from Gwinny’s name ‘Guinevere’. As she was jamming with the house band on the side, rather than with her main band ‘Blessum’, ’The Lancelots’ seemed an apt name.

credits

released September 10, 2014

'Big O'
Oliver Morris - Guitar, Electric Keyboard. Vocals,

'The Furious Three'
James Hefford - Electric Guitar
Alex Ooms - Electric Bass
Phil Aldous - Drums

'The Drumline'
Phil Aldous - Precussion

'Gwinny'
Gwinny- Vocals, Electric Keyboard

'The Lancelots'
Ryan Williamson - Electric Guitar
Oliver Morris - Electric Bass, Keys (track 2), Vox (Track 7)
Phil Aldous - Drums

'The Down'n'outs'
Ryan Williamson - Acoustic Archtop, Vox
Oliver Morris - Double Bass, Vox
Phil Aldous - Cajon

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Track Name: Big O and the Furious Three - The Farm
Well they're Gonna send me back to the farm, up in New York State
Well they're Gonna send me back to the farm, up in New York State
Well they're gonna send me back alright,
Cause Bigby won't let me stay the night
And I ain't going back to the farm

The Big Bad Wolf is gonna blow My house to the Ground
The Big Bad Wolf is gonna blow My house to the Ground
The Big Bad wolf is gonna blow
and he's Gonna take my life in tow
and I ain't going back to the farm

When I get back to the farm, What do I see?
When I get back to the farm, What do I see?
Well The Three Pigs think I've done em wrong
and I'm getting looks from Brother Blonde
and I ain't going back to the Farm

And Bigby's a friend of mine,
but I'm not gonna last the night
and I ain't going back to the farm

Nothing is quite what it seems
and I GUESS I'M GONNA HAUNT YOUR DREAMS
and I ain't going back to the Farm

No I ain't going back to the Farm
Track Name: Gwinny and the Lancelots - Get some Sleep
For someone I ain't seen in months
you're everywhere
Going about my day,
Then I stop and stare
I've Trinkets and T-shirts
and stories on TV
My mind is not a pretty place to be

And I'm trying to get some sleep
Work out the myth to get me through the week
It's Harder that it seems
I'll see you in me dreams

Trying stop liking the same things that
you do
I'm lost and found,
like to think I'm over you
Maybe I'm not, but I wanna be
Cause without you
I'm a better me

And I'm trying to get some sleep
Work out the myth to get me through the week
It's Harder that it seems
I'll see you in me dreams


And I'm trying to get some sleep
Work out the myth to get me through the week
It's Harder that it seems
I'll see you in me dreams
Track Name: Big O and The Furious Three - Baby, You're Leaving
Number one was the cold night,
when I gambled our money away
Two was the time when I played around town
with another lady

and Baby you’re leaving,
leaving me here on the side of the road,
Baby you’re leaving, and I’m wondering
how I’m gonna get myself home,
Oh, baby you’re leaving,
what will it take to make you turn around?
And stop yourself from leaving,
cos I’m done waiting now


You said a lot of pretty things, and they made sense in your mind
And there was a time when I thought they were true, cos you never lied
But somewhere along the way, you started playing games
And now all I got is this whiskey bottle and a cigarette filled ashtray

Baby you’re leaving,
leaving me here on the side of the road,
Baby you’re leaving, and I’m wondering
how I’m gonna get myself home,
Oh, baby you’re leaving,
what will it take to make you turn around?
And stop yourself from leaving,
cos I’m done waiting now

These are the reasons,
after only just a few short seasons,
My baby wants to call it a day,
and throw our love away

Baby you’re leaving,
leaving me here on the side of the road,
Baby you’re leaving, and I’m wondering
how I’m gonna get myself home,
Oh, baby you’re leaving,
what will it take to make you turn around?
And stop yourself from leaving,
cos I’m done waiting now
Track Name: Big O and the Furious Three - Slow Jam
I think that I first wrote this song in 2009
I got a taste for apathy, and songs were simpler then
as long as you included the phrase ‘Hitchin Town’

Now I want a way to find some peace
Something bitter, Something Sweet
Some way out Wes and some Community

What brings out this tired Pastiche
Of 90’s/00’s RnB
With shades of TFoTC

Are we done yet cause I’m done with the reasons
Cause I’m holding up and Holding out for Feelings
Cause I tried to find my concrete life in a forest by the beach
Babe is that too real?

Are we done yet cause I’m done with the reasons
Cause I’m holding up and Holding out for Feelings
Cause I tried to find my concrete life in a forest by the beach
Babe is that too real?

(what slow Jam have you ever heard end?)
Track Name: The Lancelots - Two Horse Town
Gotta get out of this quite little suburb
Gotta see the sea
Gotta get out of this quite little suburb
Gotta see the sea
Gotta start a new bit of my life
Cause this can’t be all there is to be

Gonna escape my little life,
Gonna find a forest and beach
Gonna chop down wood and live in a cave or a cabin
Find a place by the sea
That’s where I’m goin’ that’s where I’m goin’
Leave it all behind
Track Name: Big O and The Drumline - Waterside
Don’t know if I should laugh,
Don’t know If I should cry
Don’t Know if I should laugh
Don’t know if I should cry
But I need you to do this one thing for me
I need you
to take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside

Don’t know if I should run
Don’t know if I should hide
Don’t know if I should run
Don’t know if I should hide
But I need you to do this one thing for me
I need you
to take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside

I need you to leave the past behind
I need you
I need you to leave it all behind
I need you
I need you to forget those lies
I need you

to take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside
take me down to the waterside
The waterside
The waterside
The water
Side
Track Name: Gwinny and The Lancelots - Letters to You
I’m talking about you and me
every second every hour
I’m getting sick of my own words
I’m nothing but a liar
I’ve been think about times gone
next time I’ll do it better
I’ve been playing tunes and writing songs
They all seem to be letters

To you
To you
I’m writing letters to you
To you
To you
I’m writing letters to you
When I’m stuck in my head and I’m feeling dead
and I don’t know what else to do
I’m writing letters to you

I’m talking about you and me
every second every hour
I’m getting sick of my own words
I’m nothing but a liar
I’ve been think about times gone
This time I’ll do it better
I’ve been playing tunes and writing songs
They all seem to be letters

To you
To you
I’m writing letters to you
To you
To you
I’m writing letters to you
When I’m stuck in my head and I’m feeling dead
and I don’t know what else to do
I’m writing letters to you
Track Name: Big O and the Furious Three - Baby from the Other Side of the Track
Me and my baby
I’m bad to her, she’s bad to me
Me and my baby
I’m bad to her, she’s bad to me
She’s from the other side of the tracks
and she’s my only company

Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
she steals my money all the time
Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
she steals my money all the time
But I don’t give a damn
Cause she makes me feel
So damn fine

Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
I think she see’s other men
Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
I know she see’s other men
But I know she’s mine
All mine
From about quarter to four to half past ten
(take it away!)


Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
The other day, she came to see me
Well my baby from the other side of the tracks
The other day she came to see me
But she was mown down
by the Peterbro’ train, at 23:23

Oh!
They put her in a hole in the ground
I’m pretty sure she aint coming back
2 foot wide, 6 foot long, 6 foot deep
I’m pretty sure she aint coming back
But I know she’s watching over for me
my baby from from the other side of the tracks
Track Name: The Down'n'Outs - Either the Dream or The Plan
I’m not saying things ain’t going my way
But at the moment, it seems that way
It doesn’t matter to me
But I know who I’m gonna be\

Well i’m gonna get on a train, that get’s in at 10:24
First class ticket to london town
when I walk out that door
Everyone thinks its’ crazy
But I got a plan
Cause I finally know who I wanna be
and I’m my own man

I done with wasting this hallway
and I’m gonna take the next train
take me somewhere I don’t know
Just as long as it’s far away from home

There’s a place I’m gonna be
Come this friday you can find me on denmark street
It’s there I’m gonna find myself an old battered guitar
and you can find me
on my travel near far

Oh dammit! I seem to have broken my guitar string
and I haven’t got a penny, to get another packet
Of cigarettes,
To calm my mind
To feel the life
I need that buzz in my life

Excuse me, Mr. please
could you lend me 50p
So I can Get myself a cup of tea
and a place to call my own
(PISS OFF!)