August 14, 2020

For sure, there have been a lot of online, ‘virtual’ shows in 2020 so far, with the restrictions we are still experiencing. But how many of them allow you to get exclusive souvenir merchandise, including a great coffee mug to use while actually watching! Here’s what Chrissy and Rick (aka The Blackheart Orchestra) are saying about it…


We hope you’re all keeping safe and well and are enjoying the mini heatwave. We’re pleased to announce our third online concert which will take place on Facebook Live FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11 at 8.00pm. Let us know if you have any burning requests and we will do our best to add them to the show. Please share the event on your Facebook pages and invite your friends. We look forward to seeing you for an evening including the debut of several brand new unheard songs!


If you like collecting tour t-shirts (and don’t we all!) 2020 must be the worst year in the history of live music! To make our online concerts a little more special and to give you a memento of 2020 why not sit down to Big Armchair 3 adorned with our beautiful limited edition Big Armchair tour t-shirt and a steaming cup of your favourite caffeine in our limited edition Big Armchair tour mug?

It’s quite likely to be the only tour t-shirt of 2020, comes in every size from small to 4XL and in any colour you like as long as it’s black. Mugs come mug-shaped with easygrip handle and a handsome Big Armchair logo on each side. Enjoy!

Order HERE before August 21st


Last September just before we released Mesmeranto we were invited to do a video interview with music journalist Martin Kielty. Martin is a hugely respected rock writer and has written biographies and novels and is currently the news editor at PROG magazine. The interview went well over an hour with Martin digging deep into the emotional and musical history of the making of the album.

The interview was then turned into a three-part series entitled The Mesmeranto Stories. Here it is, below:

Also, do check out the interview we did with Steve Pilkington for Velvet Thunder just after the album’s release


As last time, there are no tickets for Big Armchair 3, your support by being there with us will be fantastic. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our gorgeous fans and the money you have donated has been an incredible help to us during this period of musicless, gigless, incomeless lockdown. If you’d like to make a donation no matter how small or large to help us keep on doing what we do we would be extremely grateful.

Just contribute whatever you want at

A million thanks and we look forward to spending time with you all!Join the Facebook event HERE or just head over to our Facebook page at 8.00pm on Friday September 11th.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!


C and R x