Big Man James

INFO

Hometown: Codogno (LO)
Genre: Blues, Funk & Soul

LINE-UP

Giacomo Cassoni (Big Man James) - Vocal, guitar & Harmonica
Michele Zanoni (Little B.) - Bass & Backing Vocals
Fedexina Rossi (Blondina) - Drums & Backing Vocals

CONTACTS

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theBigmanjames
E-mail: giacomo.cassoni@live.it
BandCamp Big Man James - BandCamp
YouTube: Big Man James Youtube
Instagram: bigmanjames

EVENTS

BIOGRAPHY

Big Man James Trio (ENG)

Big Man James (Giacomo Cassoni) is an italian singer and guitar player. He decided to dedicate his life to music when he started to listen Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and B.B. King. He played in various bands as BluesExperience, Single Barrel and Are Jay in which he performed as opening act Davide Van De Sfroos and Treves Blues Band shows. In 2016 he started a one man band project that gave him new visibility attending some importance stage as South Italy Blues Connection (V connection) in Matera, Malcesine Blues festival (VIII edition).
In 2017 he released an EP, My Clouds , and he started to work with other musicians as his friend Andrea Zetti on the drums (already in Single Barrel and Are Jay)that left the project after 6 months. After some times, the band become stable and Big Man James Trio was born: Little B. (Michele Zanoni) on the bass and Blondina (Fedexina Rossi) on the drum. Big Man James Trio played in various important italian blues festival as South Italy Blues Connection (VI connection) in Matera, Malcesine Blues Festival (IX edition), Festival Blues di Finale Ligure, Blues Made in Italy (VIII edition) and over 30 live shows in all the country. In October, Big Man James Trio performed as opening act Carvin Jones’s show at Spazio Musica in Pavia. In 2018 Big Man James Trio produced its first album: Another. This album drops the 30th of June and it is comprised by 8 original tracks, recorded at the Elfo Studio. Another has already been reviewed from Blues Magazine and Baoblog-RocknRoll398. Big Man James Trio presented Another with a special live show together with Riccardo Maccabruni, famous keyboard player and artist. The band continued its live performances in all the country with a considerable number of live performances (30 up to August). Recently, on 11th of August, the band played on the main stage of the Malcesine Blues Festival (X edition) with Nicola Righele on the harp.


Big Man James Trio (ITA)

Big Man James (Giacomo Cassoni) è un musicista di estrazione blues nato a Codogno (Italia). Decide di dedicare la propria vita alla musica quando entra in contatto con dischi di BB-King, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix. La sua carriera lo vedrà protagonista in diverse band BluesExperience, Single Barrell, Are Jay, arrivando ad aprire i concerti di Davide Van De Sfroos e Treves Blues Band. La sua carriera solita incomincia a prendere forma nel 2016 come progetto one man band: Big Man James viene selezionato come artista in diversi importanti festival blues in Italia: il South Italy Blues Connection (V connection) di Matera e il Malcesine Blues festival (VIII edition).

All’inizio del 2017 Big Man James incide un EP proponendo versioni personali di classici intramontabili del blues e un inedito, My Clouds, dal qual nasce il titolo dell’album. Contemporaneamente incomincia a collaborare con altri musicisti tra cui Andrea Zetti alla batteria(già presente nei Single Barrel e Are Jay). Successivamente Andrea Zetti lascia il posto a Blondina (Fedexina Rossi) ed insieme a Little B. (Michele Zanoni) al basso nasce il Big Man James Trio. La band già nel 20017 ha l’opportunità di partecipare a diversi festival blues di rilievo: South Italy Blues Connection (VI connection) a Matera, Malcesine Blues Festival (IX edition), Festival Blues di Finale Ligure, Blues Made in Italy (VIII edition) oltre a più di 30 live in giro per l’Italia. Nell’ottobre 2017, il Big Man James Trio ha aperto il concerto del bluesman americano Carvin Jones allo Spazio Musica di Pavia. Nel 2018 Big Man James Trio realizza il suo primo album di inediti: Another. L’album autoprodotto viene rilasciato il 30 Giugno ed è composto da 8 brani originali, registrati all’ Elfo Studio. Another è già stato recensito dal alcune riviste e blog come Blues Magazine e Baoblog-RocknRoll398. Big Man James Trio ha presentato dal vivo Another in una serata evento insieme a Riccardo Maccabruni, rinomato pianista e tastierista. La band ha proseguito l’attività live in tutto il paese raggiungendo più di 30 fino all’estate 2018. Recentemente (11 Agosto) ha calcato il main stage del Malcesine Blues Festival (X edition) insieme a Nicola Righele grande armonicista veneto.

ALBUM

Album: Another (2018)

TRACKLIST

1. Love is not all
2. Moonlight
3. Another
4. Satisfaction
5. Funky trip
6. Without you
7. My Clouds
8. Little curly

Produced by Giacomo Cassoni (Big Man James)
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Album: My Clouds (2017)

TRACKLIST

1. My Clouds
2. The Thrill is gone
3. Key to the highway
4. Back where I started
5. Till it shines
6. Caledonia
7. From four till late
8. Before you accuse me
9. The man you didn't know

Produced by Giacomo Cassoni (Big Man James)
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VIDEO

Till It Shines

Rock me baby

PICTURES

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