Stomping hard rock from Bigfoot

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WIGAN rockers Bigfoot are hoping to make a huge impression on the borough’s music scene with their epic, anthemic take on hard rock.

The five-piece formed earlier this year and has already been impressing audiences with crunching rhythms, wailing guitar solos and high-tempo energy.

The band, made up of vocalist Ant Ellis, guitarists Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, bassist Matt Avery and drummer Tom Aspinall, is currently preparing for one of its biggest live appearances to date at a Brighton festival alongside the likes of Skindred and Funeral For A Friend.

Bigfoot has also been hard at work in the studio in Macclesfield preparing a debut four-track EP which showcases its brand of heavy rock influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Aerosmith and Alice in Chains.

Guitarist Sam, 21, said: “We play quite dirty, sludgy rock ‘n’ roll with a lot of Led Zeppelin influences. We’re probably on the borderline between rock and metal.

“The EP starts off with Tie Me Down, a really heavy rock song, but there’s also some more complicated material and the last song The Other Side of Paradise has some sections which are almost prog.

“The theme of the whole thing is big drumming, big guitar riffs and massive vocals with huge harmonies too. There’s a lot of everything and I would say it’s got quite an epic feeling to it.”

Although Bigfoot is a new project the members are no strangers to the music scene, with Sam saying the new project offers them the chance to play a slightly different brand of music to the acts they have played in before.

He said: “This is a bit heavier than the music I’ve played before, but our other guitarist Mick was previously in a metal band called Fire in the Empire and it’s not as extreme as that.”

The group is also looking further forward and hoping to confirm its place on the line-ups of several UK festivals next year soon.

For more information about the group, visit www.facebook.com/bigfootukrock