Booking Agent - Entertainment Booking Agents, Concert Management, Corporate Entertainment - Entertainment Resource Group, inc.

Search Artist Now

Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea can be booked through this site. Great Big Sea entertainment booking site. Great Big Sea is available for public concerts and events. Great Big Sea can be booked for private events and Great Big Sea can be booked for corporate events and meetings through this Great Big Sea booking page.

Unlike most middle agents that would mark up the performance or appearance fee for Great Big Sea, we act as YOUR agent in securing Great Big Sea at the best possible price. We go over the rider for Great Big Sea and work directly with Great Big Sea or the responsible agent for Great Big Sea to secure the talent for your event. We become YOUR agent, representing YOU, the buyer.

In fact, in most cases we can negotiate for the acquisition of Great Big Sea for international dates and newer promoters providing you meet professional requirements.

Great Big Sea Biography

The Hard and The Easy is the eighth release from Great Big Sea, the St. John's-based, Juno-nominated band that fuses Newfoundland traditional music with modern pop in a crowd-pleasing formula both heartfelt and vital. A pure force of nature ---; much like the ocean surge they take their name from --- Great Big Sea's blend of instruments like mandolin, bodhran, fiddle, and concertina, along with their vocal harmonies, revels in the melodies they create and the Newfoundland tunes they love. Their sound bellows joy.

Their fans have been responding since their self-titled debut in 1993. All of their albums have gone gold, and most are multi-platinum. After almost thirteen years together, this highly original and award-winning band is releasing a new kind of album.

The Hard and The Easy is the follow-up to Something Beautiful (2004). The band's usual pattern was to record an album that's half original tracks, and half their beloved folk music. However, they had so many original pieces ready for Something Beautiful they decided to save much of the traditional material for a second release, one that spans the spectrum of the Newfoundland songbook. This solid and straightforward acoustic album of traditional and local songs is a first for singers and multi-instrumentalists Sean McCann, Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett, but it's also a logical progression. Newfoundland music and Newfoundland culture are both their genesis, and their raison d'etre.

We always wanted to do this kind of album, said Alan. The fans ask for it, certainly, but it is more about the quality of the songs. This music is what made us most special, most unique.

This is the music they grew up with, the music they learned as children. Their appetite for it is genuine. There were a thousand amazing songs in our backyards, said Alan. The biggest reason to do an album like this is because you can. If you are a Newfoundland musician, they're available and accessible. Most folk musicians would love to have a body of work like this to draw on.

We're proud of these songs and very much love the place they come from.

Indeed, the play list could be described as their own personal Top Ten. This could have been titled Sean, Bob and Alan's Party Favourites, said Sean. Catch them at home with friends and a guitar, and this is what they'll be singing. Maybe Cod Liver Oil , or Harbour LeCou , both classics from the Gerald S. Doyle songbooks, a local series they are more than passingly familiar with.

Tracing the evolution of Newfoundland folk music is a passion for Great Big Sea. Each of these twelve songs was selected for what it says, how it speaks of Newfoundland music, history, labour and love, and how it fits into that musical canon.

Several of those songs --- Graceful & Charming , Tickle Cove Pond --- are from the turn of the last century, and besides the beautiful melodies, the poetry itself is really remarkable, said Bob. They're like something from Shelley or Wordsworth. You don't see that kind of imagery now, where lyrics are more often just about getting something to rhyme.

Then there's the enigmatic lyrics of Come and I Will Sing You , which have a tantalizing history, lost somewhere in the mists of time; or the band's homage to the forgotten career of Omar Blondahl ( Concerning Charlie Horse ) who hailed from Iceland, listened to Pete Seeger and caused a revolution in Newfoundland folk singing. There is no doubt about the merits of the Peacock Collection's sad woodsman's lament, River Driver , which the band performs acapella. And they have returned to their roots as an acoustic quartet to perform the more common Old Polina , in a way that refines and amplifies, not just recreates, the impact of previous recordings --- and they do it without the benefit of electric instruments. The majestic Tickle Cove Pond describes an incident where a driver, in a careless rush, tries to force his horse-drawn cart across unstable ice. The horse, Kit, falls through. Tickle Cove Pond has been known to make grown men burst into tears. But Great Big Sea firmly believes that Kit survives, and their version of the song is a celebration, not a dirge. Like all the tracks here, it's a significant song to them. The album's title even comes from the lyrics, which are equal parts melancholy, heroic, and sweet, like all the Newfoundland music Great Big Sea loves so much.

Book Great Big Sea here!
Book Great Big Sea for your next event! Would you like to have Great Big Sea perform at your next corporate event, party or concert? Simply fill out the simple interest form below, and we’ll start the booking process.
First Name:   
Last Name: 
Date Of Event:
(If Known)
Type of Event:  
Est. # of Attendees
State / Region  

To prevent spam bots, please enter the code you see below in the box provided. Your message will not be sent without this code. 

Great Big Sea Booking Agent

Copyright 2000-2023 Entertainment Resource Group, Inc.

Consultation & Artist Info Packages fees are non-refundable. The information provided herein is the latest Artist Responsible Agent contact and historical information available to us. We research to make sure this is the most accurate information available. This information however, cannot be guaranteed due to potential changes in Artist representation or historical fees not yet published in the trade journals (see our FAQ’s page for more details). Upon receipt of the information included in the Consultation & Artist Info Package, Buyer agrees that ERG has fulfilled its obligations under this agreement and releases ERG from any and all liability to the maximum extent allowed by law, and will indemnify and hold harmless ERG, its directors, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims arising from this agreement and subsequent event including but not limited to all third party claims, losses, damages, suits, fees, judgments, costs and expenses (collectively referred to as 'Claims'), including attorneys' fees incurred in responding to such Claims, that the parties may suffer or incur arising out of or in connection with (a) a party’s negligence, willful misconduct, or breach of any representation, warranty, or other obligation under this Agreement, or (b) any personal injury (including death) or damage to property resulting from a party or its agents' acts or omissions and standard force majeure. The parties will give prompt notice of any Claim to the other party, and the parties will defend the opposing party at their request. This Agreement will be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of NEVADA.