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Welcome to the official Big Big Train website.

On this site you can order the albums English Electric (Part One & Part Two) and the Make Some Noise EP, as well as English Electric Full Power, which includes all three in one package. Additionally you have access to all the latest news and information on Big Big Train. To contact the band, click on our Community Page.

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Big Big Train live at Kings Place, London, 16th August 2015
Photo by Simon Hogg

"Victorian Brickwork" Live Video Released

A video of the band playing "Victorian Brickwork" live at Kings Place, London on 16th August 2015 has been released on YouTube.

There is a short news item about it on the Prog magazine website.


July News Round-Up

Here's a quick round-up of news ahead of the Big Big Train London shows next month:


Nomination for 2015 Prog Awards

2015 Progressive Music Awards logo

We're delighted that Wassail (the track) has been nominated in the "Anthem" category for the 2015 Progressive Music Awards, taking place on 3rd September.

Details of all nominees and a voting form are at:


Wassail Promo Video Released

Wassail promo video image

We have released a promo video for the Wassail EP:

Filmed at Real World Studios last August, it's also something of a teaser for the Stone and Steel Live At Real World DVD which will be out later this year.


Big Big Train on Prog Magazine radio show

Phil Wilding

Danny and Greg were interviewed by Phil Wilding for the Prog Magazine radio show which will be broadcast on Team Rock Radio at 8pm (British Summer Time) on Sunday 10th May:

Amongst other things, the Wassail EP and the upcoming August gigs were discussed. Greg also chose a track by another band "that's been particularly meaningful or influential" for him. Tune in to find out what it was...


Wassail EP Now On Pre-Order

The new Big Big Train EP, "Wassail", will be released on June 1st in CD and dowload format. The CD version is now available to pre-order from Burning Shed: https://www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/product/506/6614/. (Please note we won't be making this EP available from our own site until September.)

The CD version is a digipak and includes an eight-page booklet featuring lyrics for the songs and artwork especially commissioned for the EP.


Spectral Mornings 2015 Charity Single / New Big Big Train EP


A new version of Steve Hackett's classic track Spectral Mornings has been recorded and will be released as an EP on download and CD on April 27th. The release is the brainchild of Rob Reed who wanted to re-imagine the instrumental track, with its beautiful melody, as a song. Rob asked Big Big Train's David Longdon to write the words for the new version.

Spectral Mornings 2015 features guitars by Steve Hackett, vocals by David and Christina Booth, drums by BBT's Nick D'Virgilio, keyboards by Rob Reed and Nick Beggs on bass.


Manners/Coe/Travis in Birmingham

Danny Manners is continuing his occasional but longstanding collaboration with writer Jonathan Coe with a performance at the Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham, 7.00pm Thursday 2nd April. The evening will consist of readings of short stories and novel extracts with musical accompaniment. Also performing separately with Jonathan will be prog flute maestro Theo Travis, and there will be conversation/discussion with broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie.


Steve Hughes solo album

Tales From The Silent Ocean cover

Steve Hughes played drums for Big Big Train on all of the albums up to and including The Difference Machine. Steve has just released his first solo album which also features vocals and lyrics by Sean Filkins, BBT's singer on the Gathering Speed and Difference Machine albums.

The album is available here: http://www.progrock.co.uk/acatalog/Steve_Hughes.html. Go check it out!



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