Big Wolf Band is thrilled to announce the release of “Living on Borrowed Time,” the second single from their upcoming album, “Rebel’s Journey.” Launched today (Friday, February 16th) the track will be available on all streaming platforms.

This news comes hot on the heels of Big Wolf Band’s nomination for UK Blues Band of the Year at the 2023 UK Blues Awards. You can vote in the awards now at:



Described by music experts as their most eagerly awaited album collection to date, “Rebel’s Journey” marks the second installment of the Rebel’s trilogy. Collaborating once again with renowned producer Mark Stuart and studio engineer Sheena Sear at M2 Studios, the band is set to deliver their third studio album.


“Living on Borrowed Time” embodies a powerful rock vibe while maintaining the essence of blues, showcasing Big Wolf Band’s signature sound. Guitarist and lead singer, Jonathan Earp, shares, “This song delves into the struggle with depression and the feeling of living on borrowed time. It reflects the battle against negative thoughts and the constant fear of the next episode.”

Clocking in at 3:45, “Living on Borrowed Time” bears the IRSC code UKJRC2400015.

“Rebel’s Journey” is not only a testament to the band’s musical evolution but also to frontman Jonathan Earp’s personal growth. Known for their electrifying live performances and diverse range of self-written blues rock songs, Big Wolf Band stands out for their unique musical identity. “Rebel’s Journey” showcases the band’s creativity, musicianship, and versatility, with each track possessing its own distinct character yet retaining the unmistakable Big Wolf sound.

The album’s lead single, “Empire and a Prayer,” sets the pace with its high-energy, riff-based guitar work and hints of southern rock and Americana. The track serves as an ode to escapism and pays homage to a supportive friend. Featuring backing vocals by Zoe Green, “Empire and a Prayer” demonstrates the band’s ability to seamlessly navigate through various musical styles while maintaining their rock edge.

Jonathan Earp reflects on the album’s thematic depth, stating, “’Rebel’s Journey’ reflects my personal struggles with mental and physical health, particularly my battle with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (HEDS). Tracks like ‘Standing in the Rain,’ ‘Black Dog Blues,’ and ‘Living on Borrowed Time’ delve into the challenges I faced during dark times.”

In 2024, Big Wolf Band celebrates a decade together as a band, marking a significant milestone in their journey. From humble beginnings as a 3-piece outfit to their current 5-piece lineup, the band’s growth is evident in their expansive sound. As they embark on their largest headline tour to date, including dates in Germany and the Czech Republic, “Rebel’s Journey” serves as a fitting tribute to their enduring spirit and musical legacy.

Rebel’s Journey 2024 Tour Dates

FEBRUARY23rd February – Blues at the Bay, Stockton on Tees25th February – Half Moon Putney*MARCH / APRIL1st March – Wirral Blues Club, Wirral2nd March – Borough Blues Club, Wales12th March – REICHENBACH, DE13 March – KOLÍN, CZ14 March – Banská Štiavnica, SK15 March – BUDIŠOV NAD BUDIŠOVKOU, CZ16 March – ZNOJMO, CZ17 March – VALAŠSKÉ MEZIŘÍČÍ, CZ22 March – Leeds Blues Club23 March – Beastie Fest Leeds29 March – The Bear, Luton31 March – Nantwich Jazz and Blues5 April – Temperance Leamington Spa.12 April – Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury14 April – Bromley Blues Club20 April – Blues at the Barleylands, Billericay21 April – Hope Tavern, Market Rasen26 April – Bosworth Blues FestivalMAY / JUNE / JULY11 May – Macclesfield Beer Festival24 May – Saltburn Blues Club, Redcar25 May – Booze and Blues Leicester.7 June – Lamp Tavern, Dudley13 June – Red Arrow Music Club, Ramsgate16 June – Blues Weekend at the Toorak Hotel23 June – Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues Club, Poynton (double Header with CBO)5 July – Alfold Rock and Blues Festival, AlfoldAUGUST9 August – Darlington R&B Club16 August Warrington Blues Club17 August – Old Bush Blues Festival23 August Colne R&B Festival24 August – Rory Gallagher Festival, Nantwich25 August – Congleton Jazz and BluesSEPTEMBER / OCTOBER6 September – Nene Valley Festival15 September – Red Lion, Stevenage20 September – Joe Joe Jim’s Birmingham4 October – Backstage at the Green – Kinross5 October – Calendar Jazz & Blues12 October – Boat shack, Upton WarrenNOVEMBER / DECEMBER1 November – Colne Delta Blues and Americana Club23 November – Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton13 December – Emsworth Music Club