We are Hector Ward & The Big Time, an original 9 piece Funk Orchestra from Austin, Texas. A horn driven band featuring Rock, Blues, Country, Latin Grooves, Funk and Ska, our sound is truly original, so listen to all of our songs. Ward's years of experience in the Austin music scene along with the Bigtime's impeccable talent are obvious in our band's high energy, dance-floor filling shows.
We are 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.
Our members include Hector Ward on guitar and lead vocals, Cheryl Kaderli on backup vocals, John Kalny on Drums, Scott Beardsley on Bass Guitar, Rain Cross on 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 Stephen Farmer on trumpet, Oscar Ornellas on Tenor Saxophone and Ben Taylor on Trombone.