The Big Time

Serving the world tasty blends of Rock n Roll, Swampy Funk and Texas  Blues and Country with a dash of Latin seasoning. Inspiring those who get to know us, listen to us and come to our moving live shows.


Real cats, real music from Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world, our band Hector Ward & The Big Time is a hot force to be reckoned with. Rooted in blues, we're a gritty independent band that blurs the genre spectrum from rock to country to funk with style and command.

Horn-rimmed roots and raunchy guitar licks, powerful vocals and an INCREDIBLE live performance are what fans will get with Ward fronting the impeccably talented Big Time and filling dance floors with our good time live shows.

With several Austin music scene accolades including Austin Chronicle's Best New Local Acts list, a Writer's Top 25 songs, a Best Of Critics Pick in the Austin Music Awards, a 2019 Hollywood Music In Media Awards Nomination, three studio albums and our impressive 10 year annually running Spring Break "Blackfinger Festival" , and a 22 song live record, 'Evolution - Live From The Saxon Pub', Hector Ward and the Big Time are coming at you like a runaway freight train.

A regular performer of legendary Austin sound room The Saxon Pub, Hector Ward is proud and honored to be featured alongside such great talent and friends in the award winning documentary film Nothing Stays The Same - The Story Of The Saxon Pub which aired at Official SXSW 2019!

The band is proud to have shared the stage with: Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Zombies, Christopher Cross, Gary Clark Jr., Black Joe Lewis and The Honey Bears, Ruthie Foster, Brownout, Del Castillo, Bob Schneider, W.C.Clark, Ian McLagan, Carolyn Wonderland, George Porter Jr., Dennis Quaid, Malford Milligan, Ben Kweller, Red Young, Stanton Moore Trio,Vallejo, Guy Forsyth, Ozomatli, Eric Tessmer, Shiny Ribs, Papa Mali, Nakia, T-Bird & The Breaks, Riders Against The Storm, Tommy Taylor, Van Wilks, Tommy Shannon, Uncle Lucius and Bill Carter.

Members include Hector Ward on guitar and lead vocals, Noa Belillti on vocals, Mike McGurk on Drums, Scott Beardsley on Bass Guitar, Shane Keenan on Lead and Rhythm Guitar, and Rodney Corbin on congas and percussion. The horn line, known for enthusiastically leaving the stage and taking the music into the audience, includes Joseph Morrow on trumpet, Chris Beard on Tenor Saxophone and Ben Taylor on Trombone.

Booking Contact - Roggie Lynn Baer 


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