Stir up some Gritty Funk, Rock n Roll and New Orleans’ Blues with a dash of Latin seasoning and you’ll have what Hector Ward & The Bigtime are serving up!
From Austin, Texas The Live Music Capital of The World, Hector Ward & The Big Time is an original 8 piece Latin Grooves Funk Orchestra seared in Blues and Rock & Roll. Endeared to audiences worldwide, the son of Cuban refugees twenty years of experience in the Austin music scene shows in the band’s ecclectic high energy, dance-floor filling shows.
The Big Time’s engulfing sound mesmerizes and surrounds their audience with tasty horn-rimmed roots, raunchy guitar licks, powerful vocals and good times. HWBT delves into many different styles that captures Blues, Soul, Country, Funk and Afro-Cuban Roots.
With several Austin music scene accolades including Austin Chronicle’s Best New Local Acts list, one Writer’s Top 25 songs, a Best Of Criticks Pick in the Austin Music Awards, two albums under their belts, their impressive annually running SXSW “Blackfinger Festival” (https://www.facebook.com/BlackfingerDayParty/ ), new music in the works and a just released 22 song live record, ‘Evolution – Live From The Saxon Pub’, Hector Ward and the Bigtime are coming at you like a runaway freight train.
The funky members include Hector Ward on guitar and lead vocals, Mike McGurk on Drums, Scott Beardsley on Bass Guitar, Hunter St. Marie on Lead/Rythm Guitar, and David Farris on congas and percussion. The horn line, known for enthusiastically leaving the stage and taking the music into the audience, include: Stephen Farmer on trumpet, Oscar Ornelas on tenor saxophone and Ben Taylor on trombone.
The band is proud to have shared the stage with: Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Zombies, Christopher Cross, Gary Clark Jr., Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears, Ruthie Foster, Del Castillo, Bob Schneider, W.C.Clark, Ian McLagan, Carolyn Wonderland, George Porter Jr., Dennis Quaid, Malford Milligan, Red Young, Guy Forsyth, Ozomatli, Eric Tessmer, Papa Mali, Tommy Taylor, Van Wilks, Tommy Shannon, Shiny Ribs & Uncle Lucius.
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