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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 our newest EP Make Some Noise 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.

Big Big Train 2011
from left to right: Nick, Andy, Dave, David, Danny, Greg

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!


Big Big Train Christmas Quiz Winner

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


Big Big Train Christmas Quiz

Competition prize

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!


Sold out gigs and new band members - third gig added

BBT 2014, Photograph by Kain Dear

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.



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