Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Founded in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and the Monsters (BHTM) catapulted out of the mountain states and into the national spotlight. With chart-topping singles and engaging live shows, BHTM has sold over two million albums and packed major venues worldwide, including their home state's historic Red Rocks Amphitheater. Most importantly, they've done it the old-fashioned way: with excellent songwriting, scorching guitar and fearless genre melding. In 2011 the band commemorated 100 Years Of Robert Johnson by founding The Big Head Blues Club. Joined by special guests including B.B. King, Charlie Musselwhite, Hubert Sumlin, David "Honeyboy" Edwards and more, BHTM paid tribute to the blues legend both in the studio and on the road.
The longevity of BHTM's career is a testament to the quality of the music. More than a quarter of a century later, fans are still convinced that the best is yet to come. Checkout the band’s latest releases- Wipeout Turn and New World Arisin’ on their website: bigheadtodd.com.
BHTM’s 2018 Cruise- Vela Il Mediterraneo will be the seventh cruise hosted by the band and the first cruise for which they will journeying into the Aegean Sea and Greece along with the spectacular Amalfi Coast and Sicily. They are very excited to be expanding their cruising horizons with their fans.
At this early time a definite schedule of live performances has not been established. Local Knowledge will be providing a detailed itinerary, including a performance schedule, as sailing dates get closer so passengers may plan accordingly. However, during the past BHTM cruises fans have typically been treated to two full main shows by the entire band and additional solo performances by Todd Park Mohr. All of these performances are exclusively for BHTM Cruise passengers only and in some of the most intimate settings you will ever see the band play. Talk to anyone who has sailed with the band before and they will all tell you that even the most hardcore BHTM fan will be thrilled with this opportunity to hear their favorite music in such unique settings.
With a maximum of 170 passengers, our exclusively chartered tall ship the Star Flyer provides for an onboard atmosphere completely opposite to that found on a large 4,500 passenger mega-cruise ship. The band and band crew share the same public spaces as all fellow passengers. Do not be surprised to find a band or crew member saddle-up next to you at the Tropical Bar or be seated at your table for dinner. And keep an eye out for elbows on the dance floor if bass man Rob Squires happens to get some "happy feet" a night or two. The only thing we ask is to please respect band and crew members' space during the week when they appear to be occupied or enjoying some personal time. After all, they are trying to get some vacation time in as well. Otherwise you will find them very receptive to a conversation about the day's port of call or reminiscing about a show from years ago.