Big Al and The Heavyweights

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Discography:

  • World Full of Trouble
  • Sunshine on Me
  • Nothin’ But Good Lovin’
  • Late Night Gumbo Party
  • Live Crawfish
  • Hey, Hey Mardi Gras
  • That Ain’t Nice

Important Stages/Festivals Played:

  • Performed with Bob Margolin

Big Al and The Heavyweights began in 1992 as the Unknown Blues Band with founding members Warren Haynes and Al Lauro. The two met performing in country outlaw, David Allan Coe’s Band. They quickly found a common interest; their love of music, especially the blues. Soon they put together the U.B.B and began performing at small clubs and festivals. The band began getting notoriety for their lengthy sets and their ability to fuse their many musical influences into a powerful brand of blues. The band started opening for many acts, including B. L. T., which included Dickey Betts, Chuck Leavall, and Butch Trucks. Dickey Betts was truly inspired by Warren’s incredible guitar prowess and soulful vocals and offered him a gig in a band he was putting together. Naturally, Warren took the gig and the rest is history. He went on to become a major force in The Allman Brothers Band in which he currently plays as well as his own band, Gov’t Mule. As for Big Al, he had lost an incredible guitarist and vocalist but never a friend. The only thing left to do was to move on and that he did; putting together a new band and landing a record deal with Scott Mullins’ Rollin and Tumblin Records to create Big Al and The Heavyweights.

Over the last 20 years, the band has also been featured on national television, after the famed chef Emeril Lagasse heard the album “Hey, Hey Mardi Gras”. The producers of his show, “Emeril Live” reached out to the band, and asked them to perform on his Mardi Gras show, which happened to be the premiere show of the season, and ranked 7 for that week’s most popular cable television show reaching an amazing 43 million people nationwide! The results were amazing, requiring Bluziana Music to rush more copies of the album to meet sales orders. The band has also been featured on other Cajun and Creole episodes of “Emeril Live!” Big Al and the Heavyweights have also been featured on Mardi Gras compilation CD’s, including “Ultimate Mardi Gras”, recorded by New Orleans based Mardi Gras Records.

Current Band Members:

Wayne Lohr:   Keyboards …See More

Marcel Anton aka Marcelo Antonio:  Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, Percussionist, Actor, Teacher, Mystic and Poet of Native American and New Orleans Creole Descent.    See More

Mark Parsons:  Bassist, guitarists and vocals. Hails from Southern California and currently lives in New Orleans. Has played music since a age of 12 in many cover and original projects.

Booking: Tina Terry Agency
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