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

Thursday, September 20, 2012

We are excited to let you know, we will be competing in the Final round of the Ottawa Blues Society Road To Memphis, Friday September 21st, 2012 @ Greenfield’s Pub & Eatery. The winning band will represent Ottawa's Blues at the International Blues Challenge this January in Memphis, Tennessee. Tonight's cover is 10$, and the proceeds will be used to help the winning band cover their travel expenses. The Chill would love to see you at the event. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Road to Memphis

Click here for full details

Big Chill are happy to be participating in the Road to Memphis Competition this year. See you on the 19th of September.

This year, the Ottawa Blues Society Road to Memphis Band competition will be held in September 2012.

The qualifying rounds will take place Wednesdays, September 5, 12, & 19 and the finals are scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2012; all competition will take place at Greenfield’s Pub in Barrhaven.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cornwall Seaway Lions Club Ribfest

Big Chill are performing at the Cornwall Seaway Lions Club Ribfest this Saturday July 28th at noon
check out the details at Based on the success of Ribfest events in others cities, Cornwall Seaway Lions Club Ribfest promises to be a major event for the Cornwall area. With expected attendance of over 20,000 people and great entertainment, combined with the sweet smell of BBQ ribs, it is a surefire receipe for success!

12:00 – 1:45    Big Chill  plays blues, blues/rock, and R&B that goes back to ‘40s & up to today.
2:00 – 3:45      River City Junction span the styles of Blues, Jazz, Motown, Funk & Classic Rock.

4:00 – 5:45      No Exit    Blues, Classic Rock and Country
6:30 – 8:30      Switchgear  offer a mixture of their original compositions combined  with a large variety of covered music
8:55 - 9:00   Draw for 50/50

9:00 – 11:00    Abba-Mania "The closest thing to ABBA that anyone will ever see"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Big Chill at the Rooster

Big Chill are happy to be playing at the Atomic Rooster this Sunday April 29th.
Come and join the rest of the Bank Street blues lovers for a rocking good time with the Chill.
Where: The Atomic Rooster 303 Bank Street
When: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday, January 6, 2012

It is Customer appreciation night at Tucson's this Saturday, Tucson's would like to thank their patrons for the fantastic loyal support they have given the club and are putting on a great night of music for you. Big Chill are happy to be part of that entertainment and want to thank you all in person, So come on down and party the night away.

9:30-10:00 - Wicked Grin
10:15-10:45 - Big Chill
11:00-11:30 - Double Double
11:45-12:15 - Conspiracy