Bio

Gordie Johnson and his Rasta brethren churn out their unique blend of roots-rock-reggae with double neck guitars and dreadlocks flying through the air. BIG SUGAR continues to live up their reputation for thundering live performances spiced with epic dub excursions that keep crowds grooving. BIG SUGAR’S style has even inspired other notable artists, including THE BLACK CROWES, GOV’T MULE and countless young “up and comers”. Calling All The Youth tops a platinum recording career that spans over 20 years, including their recent releases Revolution Per Minute, Yardstyle and the concert dvd Eliminate Ya! Live as well as a collaborations with Reggae legends WILLI WILLIAMS and DENNIS ALCAPONE. Following European tours, a German TV appearance on Rockpalast and a sold -out national acoustic tour, 2015 brings BIG SUGAR, fully electric across Canada, including a direct support date with the legendary AC/DC.

Before indie-blues duo The Black Keys were winning Grammys, and Jack White’s Dead Weather supergroup reclaimed swamp-rock riffs for the iGeneration, a little band from Toronto called Big Sugar conquered grunge and the charts with a Zepplin heavy mix of blues and reggae.” -Eye Weekly

Mighty. Mighty.” – Joel Plaskett

When Big Sugar plug in and start to play, the sound they make causes me to quietly whisper, ‘HOLY BALLS!‘” – Danko Jones

Big Sugar- making women happy since 1999!” – Susan Tedeschi

Big Sugar is all the shit you’re not supposed to mix together, mixed together. Just the way I like it.” – Warren Haynes

Big Sugar fucking get it. Yeah Yeah, everybody knows that, and they sound great on psychedelics.” – Dallas Good of The Sadies

Their music is sweet for your dancing feet.” – Dennis Alcapone


This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.