Submitted by BBT on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 22:23
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!
Submitted by BBT on Sun, 12/28/2014 - 15:56
Many congratulations to Michael Whiteman, who scored full marks in our quiz and wins the Jim Trainer painting. No less than five other people achieved the same score and only lost out through the luck of the draw: as consolation, they will be receiving a copy of our new EP when it's released (- currently scheduled for April).
Full results and answers are at: http://www.bigbigtrain.com/quiz
Submitted by BBT on Sat, 12/06/2014 - 22:05
How well do you know the music of BBT? Try our Christmas Quiz, with the chance to win a unique prize: a beautiful preliminary sketch by Jim Trainer for the front cover of The Underfall Yard. (Many thanks to Jim for the donation.)
Head on over to: http://www.bigbigtrain.com/quiz
The competition closes at the end of Christmas Eve, December 24th, and the winner will be anounced on December 28th.
Have fun, and good luck!
Submitted by bbtmaster on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:34
Big Big Train recently announced two shows in London in August 2015. The gigs both sold out during the ticket pre-sale and a third concert has now been announced which will be a matinee show on the 16th August. Tickets for this show will go on general sale on the 24th October. These are the only gigs currently planned in the next year. Big Big Train will be releasing a DVD and Blu-Ray of our recent performances at Real World studios in 2015.
Submitted by bbtmaster on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:40
Big Big Train have recently completed the filming of live performances of a number of songs at Real World studios. A DVD and Blu-Ray of Big Big Train at Real World will be released in early 2015. Also dates for live gigs in 2015 will be announced shortly.
Submitted by bbtmaster on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:01
Here is David's full speech from the 2013 Progressive Music Awards when Big Big Train won Breakthrough band:
Voting for the 2014 awards takes place online here: awards.progmagazine.com
Submitted by bbtmaster on Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:40
Big Big Train has been nominated in the Anthem category of the 2014 Progressive Music Awards which will be held in September at the Globe Theatre. Listeners can vote for their choice of Anthem and for their favourites in the other categories online at: awards.progmagazine.com/
Submitted by BBT on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:09
As part of the band's preparation for live shows, Big Big Train are spending a week at Real World studios in August. The band will be rehearsing and performing a number of songs at Real World which will be recorded for DVD and Blu-Ray release.
Some short films of the band's preparation work ahead of Real World have been made available on the band's You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/EngElecRecordings with more films to follow in July.
Submitted by bbtmaster on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 09:07
Big Big Train have won a number of awards in recent weeks.
In the 2013 readers' polls for Prog magazine published in the January 2014 issue, David Longdon was voted best male singer and BBT was runner-up in the Band of the Year poll. Nick was sixth in the best drummer's poll and Full Power fifth in the best album category.