Big Awesome

West Coast Soul

What’s “West Coast Soul”? When you’re funky but not funk, you’re R&B but not blues, you’re soulful but you also rock, that’s west coast soul. Party tunes and dance music with a edge. 

Big Awesome, based on Vancouver Island, are fronted by husband and wife team Doug Towle and Andrea Shannon. They can been seen performing as anything from a duo up to a full show band. Using live looping technology they can create a full band experience with just two people.

Doug is one of Canada’s premier guitarists having been recognized by Guitar Player Magazine and has performed across Canada, the US and Mexico. Andreas sweet, soulful voice soars over Dougs husky baritone. Together they are a singularly exciting unit. 

Big Awesome is what happens when world class musicality meets outstanding entertainment. 

Big Awesome Live Looping Duo
Big Awesome Acoustic Duo
Big Awesome Full Band

Song List

Although always in flux here’s a list of songs we perform In varying configurations

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Ain’t To Proud To Beg – Temptations
Beast Of Burden – Rolling Stones
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder
Bubbly – Cobbie Calet
Cant find my way home – Blind Faith
Cant Get Enough Of Your Love – Barry White
Come Together – The Beatles
Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller
Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Elvin Bishop
Fragile – Sting
Get Back – Beatles
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Give me one reason – Tracy Chapman
Harvest Moon – Neil Young
Heard it through the grapevine – Marvin Gay
Help – Beatles
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles
I Don’t Trust Myself – John Mayer
I feel good – James Brown
I Need To Know – Marc Anthony
I shot the sheriff – Eric Clapton
I Want To Break Free – Queen
I’ll be around – The Spinners
Im On Fire – Springsteen
Into the mystic – Van Morrison
It’s your thing – Isley Brothers
Jeopardy – Greg Kihn
Kiss – Prince
Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Eric Clapton
Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton
Layla – Eric Clapton
Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
Let it rain – Eric Clapton
Light My Fire – The Doors
Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors
Love Song – Adele
Love The One Youre With – Stephen Stills
Love Will Keep Us Alive – Eagles
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Low Rider – War
Mad World – Tears For Fears
Miss You – Rolling Stones
Moondance – Van Morrison
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Obsession – Animotion 
One Thing Leads To Another – The Fixx
Oye Como Va – Santana
Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
Rockin me baby – Steve Miller
Seven Day Fool – Jully Black
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Signed, sealed delivered – Stevie Wonder
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Smooth – Santana
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Summertime – Gershwin
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sympathy For The Devil – Rolling Stones
Take the longway home – Supertramp
Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller
Talking In Your Sleep – The Romantics
Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Unchain my heart – Joe Cocker
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use me – Bill Withers
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina And The Waves
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
What I Like About You – The Romantics
Wishing well Terence – Trent D’Arby
With or Without You – U2
Would I lie to you – Eurythmics
You Should Be Dancing – Dee Gees
Your Body Is a Wonderland – John Mayer