Bruce Watson (guitarist)

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Bruce Watson
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Bruce Watson, 1991.
Background information
Birth name Bruce William Watson
Born (1961-03-11) 11 March 1961 (age 54)
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, sitar, mandolin, vocals
Years active 1981–present
Labels Phonogram Records, Track-BCR Records
Associated acts Big Country, Casbah Club, The Skids, Fish
Website Official Website of Bruce and Jamie Watson

Bruce Watson (born Bruce William Watson, 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian-born Scottish guitarist, best known for being a founding member of the Scottish-based rock band Big Country.[1]

In the summer of 2007, Watson played in the Skids who had reformed to play two gigs in Dunfermline prior to a set on the main stage at T in the Park.

Also in 2007, to celebrate 25 years of Big Country, he reunited with founder members Tony Butler (now lead vocalist for the first time), and Mark Brzezicki to embark on a tour of the UK with dates in Scotland and England. Fellow band co-founder Stuart Adamson died in December 2001.

Starting in 2008, Watson began performing with his son Jamie Watson, as well as releasing an album, The Portastudio Diaries (2009), which chronicled a series of recordings in Bruce Watson's home recording studio.


  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Bruce Watson Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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