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Big Deal


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Non Sufficient Funds (2007)
Sound The Alarm (2010)



Riding high on the success of their first independent release, "Non Sufficient Funds" (2007), Big Deal released their second effort, "Sound The Alarm" in January, 2010…
Adam Siddall, Justin Siddall, Bruce Fisher & Cory Gautreau had been performing separately & together in various bands since childhood. They got their start playing popular rock’n’roll standards as well as their own original material in bars & clubs in the eastern provinces of Canada in the early ‘90s. All four band members had to have permission slips signed by their parents as they were all under the age of 15! They became one of the most popular bands in their local area & were offered a chance to tour Canada three years before they finished high school.
Years went by & the band members moved apart from each other. Adam went on to form the hair-metal indie sensation Jester’s Destiny in the mid ‘90s. (Their much sought-after 1995 release “Royal pain” sells these days on internet sites for over $500.00 a copy!) Bruce & Cory became “musicians-for-hire” & honed their skills performing with many popular local bands, while Justin formed Parrsboro fvorites Blue Angel..
Adam re-joined his brother Justin to form NSF in the late ‘90s & they earned themselves a strong local following. They released two independent CDs & performed all over the Maritime Provinces, sometimes performing alongside the likes of Blue Rodeo & Kim Stockwood, among others.
Finally, in late 2006, the four original members came together again to form Big Deal. They took all they had learned during their years apart & applied it to this new & exciting band.
Big Deal released their first album, “Non Sufficient Funds” in 2007 to an enthusiastic audience of fans. “Diamond Girl”, “Sorrow” & “No Big Deal” all received radio play. The album earned the band much praise:
"Surging, 'pirates at a party' acoustic-based music!" wrote Dave Mathieson of The Record.
"It sounds like if Great Big Sea & Seven Mary Three got in a bar fight & those left standing picked up instruments & started to play!" wrote Andrew Wagstaff in his album review in The Parrsboro Citizen.
After hearing “Diamond Girl”, the people at Taxi simply wrote, "Over the top! Oh my God!"
Big Deal honed their live chops as well. Their fun & energetic stage shows have earned them the title “The Greatest Band Out Of Southampton.” The shows are very interactive & sometimes include a ‘whiskey gun’ among other things. On any given evening the crowd could be amazed at an intricate musical arrangement one minute, then singing the theme song to “The Littlest Hobo” with the band, the next. Needless to say, a Big Deal show is indeed, a big deal.
The band went on to perform at the East Coast Music Awards for the next three years, appeared on ASN’s Breakfast Television & did several radio spotlight shows. They also organized events for their large following of younger fans, putting on concerts at various high schools, giving the kids the chance to see their first rock shows, as well as donating a major part of the proceeds back to the schools.
"Never before have this man's eyes graced such grand eloquence, such ferocious talent, such splendid musicianship!" freelance writer Colin Fullerton wrote in his on-line review, after catching the band at a live performance.
Big Deal are extremely proud of the fact that they have never played any given venue just once – they have always been asked to return.
After hearing “Non Sufficient Funds”, renowned record producer Mark Berry immediately signed the band to a marketing/promotion deal with Attack Records & a distribution deal with EMI.
Big Deal’s new album “Sound The Alarm” has taken the band’s songwriting & performing skills to a whole new level. With an energy & enthusiasm that captures Big Deal’s live sound, “Sound The Alarm” is sure to make 2010 a big year for Big Deal.