Friday, December 31, 2010


Big Chill ended the year one week before Christmas, with a fantastic show at Tucson's  and would like to thank all of you that came out and made the evening such a great success. We anticipate playing at Tucson's again in the not to distant future.

2010 saw the release of our first CD, "A Chill In The Air" It also saw the birth of DAWG FM 101.9, Ottawa's Blues station. Big Chill owe a big thank you to all the guys and girls at DAWG, for playing tracks from our CD such as "Since I met you baby" and "Bank Street blues", on a very regular basis.

We are going to kick the year of with a busy January, and would love you all to join us at any of the following shows.


Thursday, January 13th upstairs at Maxwell's
340 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Big Chill  will perform from 9.00pm til Close. If you love to dance the night away, then this is the gig for you.

Saturday January 15th Ottawa's Rainbow Bistro, located at 76 Murray St. in the Byward Market is known as Ottawa's Legendary Home of the Blues... with justification. Big Chill will be performing 10.00pm - 2.00am
This is a great venue to see Big Chill in full blues based rock mode.

Saturday January 21st Bass Line Station Bar Big Chill will be performing from 9.00pm - Close

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tucson's December 18th

We are proud to be playing in One of Ottawa's finest Blues venues. What a great way to relax before the mad, hectic Christmas holiday,
Come and join us Saturday December 18th at Tucson's. the band will hit the stage at 9:30pm and play till close.
We look forward to seeing all of you on what we know will be a great night. The band will be debuting a few new tracks from our next CD, along with our usual blend of blues and blues rock.
So put on yer dancing shoes and come on down to Tucson's for and evening of Great food, fine ales and spirits and fantastic music..
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Exhale on Bank Street

"Big Chill Exhale on Bank Street"

Big Chill are playing Tucson's Saturday December 18th, Given the recent cold snap we have had here in Ottawa, We took a classic Stones album cover and put an Ottawa winter spin on it, Hope you like it.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Chill to play Tucson's Dec 18th

Attention all Chill fans, Big Chill to Play Tucson's Saturday December 18th

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rocking in the Rain!

Big Chill made its debut at Maxwell's night club on Thursday October 14th. We couldn't have had a better time.

First of all, Maxwell's is a great room to play. No pillars to obstruct the view, plenty of room for dancing, a great staff and a nice sound system operated by the one and only Johnny Vegas (Thanks, Johnny!). AND a nice crowd to play to.

We'd heard that the crowd at Maxwell's loves to dance—man, does it ever! Almost from the opening tune of our 90-minute set, people were on the floor. We did what we refer to as our "club show"—mostly blues, to be sure, but with a healthy mixture of more pop tunes, but all done with that special Big Chill flair.

Highlights? Almost too many to count, but "Jail Bait" KILLED, as did the Yardbirds classic "For Your Love". The Eric Clapton ballad "Wonderful Tonight" was popular, along with the Animals hit "It's My Life". Of our blues material, "Ridin' with the King" stood out, as did "Framed" and Junior Wells' "Messin' with the Kid". The dancers in the crowd had a great time, and those who just wanted to listen were quite happy, too.

The guys in the band look forward to returning to Maxwell's soon. Look for us there early in the New Year. The band is very excited about performing in new venues, and we had a total blast at Maxwell's!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three new tracks from our CD " A Chill In The Air"

1. Framed  2. Get out my life woman  3. Wine

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Big Chill's Tour of Ottawa, continues.

Just after a great night performing at Tucson's, We are all set to take Elgin Street by Storm. Along with teen sensations, "The Riot Police" Opening up the night, Big Chill will hit the stage around the hour of 10:00pm to keep the party going.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Maxwell's. Let's kick of the Fall with a big helping of blues rock from Big Chill.
Keep chillin!
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Friday, August 27, 2010


We are happy to tell you, The band is playing this Tuesday night at Ottawa's Best Blues club, The Rainbow Bistro 76 Murray Street Ottawa, - (613) 241-5123

The Band hits the Stage at 9:30pm and will play til close. Listen to DAWG FM on Monday night between 7:45pm and 8:15, to hear Big Chill interviewed  by DAWG's Dylan Black

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We've been busy...

What can I tell you, It has been a busy month for Big Chill and Big Chill followers, With two gigs at Baseline Station on  Thursday July 22 and again on August 12th, It was great for us to play in the west end of Ottawa again. From all accounts the regular crowd at Baseline really dug the Big Chill sound and will be booking us to play again at the earliest opportunity. Sat August 14th we had the great pleasure of playing a private party out in Metcalfe, The band was setup in a Company welding shop, we played one set then broke for supper (a pig roast) WOW! the food was great, the hosts were wonderful and everyone left with a belly full of good food and a head full of great music. We have been invited to perform at an October fest party held by the same fantastic bunch of people. (can't wait)
The gigs continue: We will be performing August 28th at  the Ottawa Tennis Club and it's Gala closing event, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Ottawa tennis championships.

And capping of the month with a gig at the The Rainbow Bistro, Ottawa's Legendary Home of The Blues On the 31st, This date is a Tuesday night, we will be playing from 9:00pm till 1:00am. this is one gig you won't want to miss. Big Chill where they should be, in the best Blues club in town.

DAWG FM 101.9 have been playing Big Chill on a daily basis, so tune into Ottawas best friend and hear us belting out "Bank street blues", "Since I met you baby" "The thrill has gone" and others from our CD "A Chill in the Air"

Once again, we would like to thank all of our supporters, without you we could not do this. Stay tuned for more Chill info.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2nd annual Silent Auction and Gala in support of the Ottawa Fury U15 Girls Team

Tuesday May 11th 2010
Saturday night at D'arcey McGees was a blast, The band played till gone midnight, and The Fundraiser went very well indeed. The Ottawa Fury Under 15 girls soccer team gave the band a nice gift basket for playing (always nice to get free beer)
We Picked up quite a few new Big Chill fans At D'arcy McGees and It looks like we will be playing there again sometime soon (watch this space)
Saturday May 8th 8:30pm - Close

Hosted at Darcey McGee's, 360 Moodie Drive, Bells Corners, the doors open at 8:30pm and Big Chill, returning for an encore performance, will kick off the evening at 9:00pm.

Tickets are $4 - Please contact Shelley for tickets at

Expect great door prizes, appetizers and a whole lot of good stuff to bid on. There will be deals! Care to start bidding now? See the auction items online at http//

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CD Release in review

What a great night it was:

Big Chill would like to thank you all for coming out to our CD release party on Saturday March 27th. The feedback on the CD has been great, The feedback on the gig has been fantastic, all in all a great time had by all. I have never seen Tables being moved so quickly to create a bigger dance floor. you guys really wanted to dance. I have been asked to let people know where they can get a copy of the CD. Well, we will make sure we carry some CD's at our gigs, or you can email us at eiter way, we will make sure you get one.

Cheers to you all

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peter Feldman talks about recording the new CD

It all started with the idea of a demo.

When a band is relatively new on the scene and looking for gigs, a demo is a quick way to get the band in front of a few designated listeners, i.e. club owners and bookers. So it came down to the question of which three or four tunes we’d like to include to best showcase the group.

This was easier said than done. We eventually narrowed our “book” down to 10 songs that we felt showed Big Chill at its best. Somehow, the discussion evolved to “Why don’t we do a CD?” After a bit of thrashing around, we liked the idea. At the very least, it was something that friends of ours could have as a souvenir!

We decided right off the top that even if it wasn’t to be a “live off the floor” recording, we wanted the CD to be the best possible representation of Big Chill’s live sound—no overdubbing, no extra instruments. So rehearsed our list of 10 tunes for two solid weeks—around 14 hours of rehearsal.

When we went in to record, we were tight! The objective of laying down 10 instrumental tracks in one four-hour recording session seemed overly ambitious to Luke Duross, our recording engineer, but we were confident that we could do it, with vocal tracks to be done in a second four-hour session. We would soon find out…

The first session was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. I think we may have done three takes on one tune, but two was the maximum on most of the others—and we chose quite a few of the first takes to use on the recording! I’m not sure who was more amazed that we were able to lay down 10 tracks, Luke or us. We knew the vocals session had the potential to be quite a bit more difficult.

And it was. As the lead vocalist for seven of the 10 tunes, the second recording session was much more taxing for me personally—again, in a good way—and totally exhausting. I felt the same after seven tunes as I do after a three-set performance—totally bagged. But Wanda and Ted Duross’s baking and tea saved the evening for us; gotta love that carb energy!

All in all, I have to say we had a real blast making this disk. We hope you have as much fun listening to it, and that you’ll tell your friends!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Big Chill are ready to hit the stage of the Atomic Rooster once more! After a recording session, leading up to the Winter holiday season, Big Chill are back with even more new material, for you loyal Chillers to take in and enjoy.
We will kick off at our usual start time of 8:30pm, even though the Posters might say 9:00pm and we will play till the wee small hours as usual. Always proud to bring new material to each gig, this will not be any different! So strap on yer dancing shoes and get ready for another great night at "The Rooster" It's "Saturday night's alright for dancing, get a little action in"