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Awards For Big Big Train

Fish, Danny Manners, Dave Gregory, David Longdon at Classic Rock Society Awards

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.

English Electric: Full Power and Make Some Noise EP

English Electric Full Power

Information on the new BBT releases in September 2013.

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BBT at the Progressive Music Awards

Big Big Train Progressive Music Awards

Big Big Train won the Breakthrough award at the 2013 Progressive Music Awards held at Kew Gardens on September 3rd.

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Progressive Music Awards 2013

Big Big Train have been nominated in the 'Best Album' and 'Breakthrough Act' categories of the PROGRESSIVE MUSIC AWARDS which will be held at Kew Gardens on September 3rd 2013. Any listeners wishing to vote for their choice of albums and bands can do so here.

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BBC Radio 2 Airplay

Two songs from the vinyl version of English Electric Part One have recently been played on BBC Radio 2 (on the Bob Harris Show.) This is the band's first national radio airplay in Great Britain.

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English Electric (Part Two)

English Electric Part Two album cover

English Electric (Part Two) is officially out now. All pre-orders have been shipped and should have arrived in time.
A first review can be read on progarchives.com

Of course, you can still order the album here...

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Greg and Nick with Cosmograf

The new Cosmograf album, The Man Left in Space is released on 5th February and features performances from Greg and Nick. The CD is highly recommended. The Cosmograf shop is at: http://www.cosmograf.com/shop/the-man-left-in-space-cd-pre-order/

From Cosmograf band-leader, Robin Armstrong:

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Prog Magazine Readers' Polls

Big Big Train have featured in a number of categories in the readers' polls in the latest edition of Prog magazine published this week.

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New Big Big Train line-up

We are pleased to announce that Danny Manners has joined Big Big Train as the band's keyboard player. Danny made a significant contribution to English Electric Part One, playing keyboards and double bass and we are delighted that Danny has accepted our offer to join the band in time for the release of English Electric Part Two on March 4th. Danny's past credits include Louis Philippe and Cathal Coughlan.

The picture shows the new BBT line-up, left-to-right Nick, Andy, Dave, David, Danny and Greg.

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KOID 9

The January issue of French prog magazine Koid 9 features Big Big Train. Articles in the magazine include the story of the band, discography (with comments from band members), a review of English Electric and an interview with Philippe Auclair, who arranged the strings on A Boy In Darkness and Leopards. See the magazine's website: http://koid9.fanzine.free.fr/ for more details.

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