Submitted by BBT on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 16:29
The new Big Big Train EP, Wassail, will be released on 1st June. Burning Shed will be handling all pre-orders for the EP. Pre-orders will be taken from early May. We will provide a link to the Burning Shed site as soon as it is on sale.
Submitted by BBT on Sun, 04/05/2015 - 22:56
SPECTRAL MORNINGS 2015
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.
Submitted by BBT on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:36
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.
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