Big Papa & the TCB

Big Papa & the TCB

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Big Papa and the TCB plays "Back Alley Brawlin' Rhythm 'n' Blues." They have won IEMA awards for Best Song and Best Blues two years running, and also won the title of Best Live Band for 2008. Their song, "Go Big Papa", is currently airing nationally in Papa John's Pizza commercials.

Biography

Big Papa & the TCB was born in the back alleys and seedy after hours parties in juke joints. It's the rough part of town, where the bad folks live. It's your inner child finally kicking that bully's teeth in-
Takin' Care of Bizness, pure and simple.
Leading this rag-tag bunch of ruffians is Chris “Big Papa” Thayer, working the mic and cuttin’ heads on the six string with a ferocious blend of styles, including Louis Jordan, Albert Collins, and Robert Cray. Quinton “Dr. Q” Hufferd blazes across the
keys, slappin’ audiences upside their heads with blistering speed and surgical precision.
Layin’ down the low stuff, nice ‘n’ cool, is blues veteran Steve “Ice Cream Man” Brown on bass. Ray “Mr. Pittz” Wilson is the glue that holds it all together on the skins with immense power and boyish good looks, keeping the ladies comin‘ back for a closer look.
Formed in 2006, Big Papa & the TCB have taken audiences by storm, “Resurrecting Cool” all across the Western US with their mixture of jump blues, rock and swing.
They have shared the stage with blues legends like Johnny Winter, Fabulous Thunderbirds, James Hunter, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro and Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers.
Their latest CD, Nice ’n’ Greazy, mastered by Grammy Award winning mastering engineer, Robert Hadley of the Mastering Labs, is a 9 song, white-knuckled thrill ride recorded live at the Fender Museum and Center for the Arts in Corona, CA. It has been steadily finding its way onto radio playlists around the world.
Big Papa & the TCB’s, Nice ‘n’ Greazy, won three 2007 IEMA Awards, including “Best Live Band,” “Best Blues Album” and “Best Song.” Chris “Big Papa” Thayer was also nominated for the 2006 IEMA Awards in the Best Male Vocalist
category.
In addition to a sponsorship from Sam Ash Music, Big Papa & the TCB have signed endorsement deals with Heil Sound Microphones, Furman Sound, and Levy’s Leathers Guitar Straps.
Big Papa & the TCB is the music you hear echoing off the brick walls of the alley as
two tough guys begin acquainting your knee caps with "Mr. Lead Pipe."
They are set to release their new CD, "12 Gauge Insurance Plan" in April of 2009

Lyrics

Little Miss Mischief

Written By: C. Thayer

LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF
(C.Thayer o 2007 Dream Pickle Music)
From “Nice ‘n’ Greazy” by Big Papa & the TCB

FIRST YOU WANNA GO HERE, THEN YOU WANNA GO THERE
RUNNIN ME RAGGED JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE
LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF
WON’T YOU MEND YOUR EVIL WAYS?
I GOT A BAD, BAD FEELIN’
YOU’LL BE THE END OF ME SOMEDAY

FIRST YOU WANNA EAT, THEN YOU WANNA PLAY
I THINK YOU DON’T WANT NOTHING BUT TO TURN MY HAIR TO GRAY
LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF
WON’T YOU MEND YOUR EVIL WAYS?
I GOT A BAD, BAD FEELIN’
YOU’LL BE THE END OF ME SOMEDAY

FIRST YOU SAY YOU LOVE ME, THEN YOU PUSH ME ‘WAY
GOT ME SO MIXED UP I DON’T EVEN KNOW MY NAME
LITTLE MISS MISCHIEF
WON’T YOU MEND YOUR EVIL WAYS?
I GOT A BAD, BAD FEELIN’
YOU’LL BE THE END OF ME SOMEDAY

200 Lbs. of Trouble

Written By: C. Thayer

200 LBS. OF TROUBLE
(C.Thayer o 2007 Dream Pickle Music)
From “Nice ‘n’ Greazy” by Big Papa & the TCB

I ONCE WAS A LOVER AND A FOOL
BUT THAT ALL CHANGED THE DAY I MET YOU
YOU TWISTED MY MIND, TURNED ME AROUND
YOU GROUND MY TICKER RIGHT INTO THE GROUND

THE BLOOD IN MY VEINS IS COLD AS ICE
AIN’T NO DOUBT IF I’M NAUGHTY OR NICE
I LEARNED MY LESSON, LEARNED IT WELL
I’VE BEEN A BAD, BAD BOY EVER SINCE I FELL

I DON’T CARE MUCH FOR THE GOLDEN RULE
SO DON’T GET CRAZY, DON’T YOU BE NO FOOL
YOU’RE BOUT TO LEARN A LESSON
THEY DON’T TEACH IN SCHOOL
I’M 200 LBS. OF TROUBLE AND A SIX PACK OF COOL

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES OR TURN YOUR BACK
BROKE SO MANY HEARTS I’VE DONE LOST TRACK
I AIN’T BOUT TO CHANGE AND THAT’S A FACT
JUST REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CURIOUS CAT

I DON’T CARE MUCH FOR THE GOLDEN RULE
SO DON’T GET CRAZY, DON’T YOU BE NO FOOL
YOU’RE BOUT TO LEARN A LESSON
THEY DON’T TEACH IN SCHOOL
I’M 200 LBS. OF TROUBLE AND A SIX PACK OF COOL

Discography

"Nice 'n' Greazy"- CD 2007
"12 Gauge Insurance Plan" -CD- July 2009

Set List

We can do 4+ hours of music, with at least 30% originals, if need be.