"The first song left me breathless.. their songs are ethereal, intricately complex and with the help of beautiful harmonies, echo and pure musicianship they both produce a full sound that many full bands fail to achieve." Fatea Magazine
Big World Blue write songs of great emotional depth and beauty. More akin to a musical landscape than a song, their tracks journey effortlessly through pagan tinged stories of heart-opening hope and the deeper realities of life with ethereal mystique.
Whether recorded or live, the combined magical alchemy of Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Robert Plant, Marianne Faithful, Goldfrapp) and Jo Beth Young (vocalist, songwriter and multi instrumentalist) grab the listener from the first few notes and plunges them deep with a combination of haunting vocals and journeying instrumentation that makes you wonder where you have been for the last 30 minutes.
It is hard to pin down what genre or influence is behind them, hints of Psychedelia, Progressive Rock, Dark Folk and World Music all shine through but above all they have done something rare in today's musical world, they have created a new one - a uniquely brilliant Big World Blue.