Monday, June 24, 2013


BIG CHILL are back at the Atomic Rooster this Saturday June 29th from 4:00pm -8:00pm.  Come and join us for a pre Canada day celebration.
Also Big Chill are proud to introduce new Keyboard player, Terry Nicol and new drummer Aaron Reed into the band. These two fine musicians bring a wealth of talent and experience into the band.

Look forward to seeing you at the Party

NO COVER for this Event

Monday, October 29, 2012

support the
Fundraiser for Westboro Citizens for Appropriate Development
(aka: the folks who fought the Fendor high-rise development)

Post Halloween Party

Friday, 2 November 2012

Westboro Legion Hall
389 Richmond Road
Doors open 7 PM
Live Music at 8 PM with Big Chill

Cash Bar.  Snack Table. Prizes.

Award for best costume on the theme "Monster Development"

$25 at the door, or on-line at

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis 2012
Local Blues Band Competition
Finals:  Friday, September 21, 2012


2nd place:  BIG CHILL

Last night (Sept 21st) at the Ottawa Blues Society (OBS) Road To Memphis local Blues Challenge competition finals, volunteer judges Bruce Boucher (Kingston Blues Society), Irene Ippersiel (Montreal Blues Society) and Lynn Saxberg (Ottawa Citizen) chose Firebelly to represent the Ottawa Blues Society in the Blues Foundation’s 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
January 29 – February 2, 2013.

Four bands competed:

  -The Joe Gaspar Band
Big Chill
-  Firebelly
- Three Times Lucky.

Entries were judged in five categories – blues content, vocal talent, instrumental talent, originality and stage presence – using the scoring criteria provided by the Blues Foundation.

Cover charges and raffle fundraising provide support for travel and accommodation expenses for the winning OBS representatives. Nearly $4,000 has been raised to date and a final fundraising event is being planned for later this fall.


Firebelly is a modern blues outfit dedicated to fostering Blues and Roots music into the future, while respecting its rich traditions. Its members are fueled by a collective passion to make great music.

The music of these
four gifted improvisers is pure, raw and spontaneous and no song is ever played exactly the same way twice.

The Ottawa Blues Society is a volunteer organization whose mandate is to “foster appreciation, promotion, preservation and enjoyment of the blues in all of its forms”.

For further information:

Liz Sykes, President Tel: 613-298-8798