Mike Biggar is an award-winning Country-Rock artist from Canada’s East Coast. His infectious melodies are well-spiced with lyrics of life, love, and loss. Powerful, punchy anthems with generous helpings of clever hooks and smart writing sit opposite intimate, tender ballads. Soaring vocals, honest lyrics and keenly focused performance energy concoct a compelling musical potion that makes instant fans of those who listen. Biggar's soulful voice intimates a genuine vulnerability and draws listeners into his critically-acclaimed song writing.
A veteran winner of both Music New Brunswick (2011) and East Coast Music Association (2012) awards, Biggar was signed to Busted Flat Records (F>A>B) in 2012 for national promotion and distribution of his latest album FEELS LIKE NOW (09/2013). And with this much-anticipated release, Biggar now stakes his claim as a serious contender on the Canadian Country Music landscape.
FEELS LIKE NOW features a robust collection of original songs that fire on all artistic cylinders, including muscular co-writes with Grammy-nominated, Canadian Country Music star and fellow New Brunswicker CHRIS CUMMINGS, and B.C. Country Music Hall of Fame member and Nashville writer extraordinaire LARRY WAYNE CLARK. The first single LUCKY STARS (Biggar/Cummings) features Cummings in a guest duet vocal, and the song debuted in the top 100 on the Nielsen BDS Canadian Country radio charts ‘out of the box’, ahead of its commercial release. In 2012 Biggar and Clark’s soul-searching co-write LONGING FOR HOME was shortlisted with iconic CURB Records in Nashville TN to be recorded by country superstar Wynona Judd, further exemplifying Biggar’s capacity as a country music writer destined to be heard.
With a fast-rising profile as a soulful country artist who refuses to be ignored, Biggar has become a sought-after tour and festival performer on Canada’s East Coast, including appearances three years running at the massive Cavendish Beach Country Music Festival, performances at The Stan Rogers Festival, Larlee Creek Hullabaloo, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival and more.
National touring to support FEELS LIKE NOW is set to begin in the spring of 2014.
"Mike Biggar's smokey voice on these great recordings is reminiscent of John Popper from Blues Traveler, but with the perfect country inflection, and I love it!"
Mulitple CCMA Award-Winning Country Recording Artist
“Mike Biggar is one of the most promising artists I've heard since I've been in the business. He writes melodies and lyrics that stick in your head...you can't teach that, you either have it or you don't. And his personality really comes through in his live show...he is a great entertainer.”
Grammy Award Nominated Country Recording Artist
“Everything that makes Mike Biggar a top talent is on display here…his song writing, his singing, his liveliness, and personality, they all shine through. His vocals jump out of the speakers [and] he seems to have found the ‘eleven button’ on his vocal amp, soaring higher, louder [and] richer.”
East Coast Music Columnist
CBC Radio New Brunswick
“Mike is a craftsman with words and music…seeing Mike Biggar live is a treat all can enjoy.”
Program Director, CHSJ Country 94
Saint John, NB