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Big Big Train

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Four times Progressive Music Award winning band, Big Big Train, reached number one in the UK Official rock album charts with their 2017 album, Grimspound. Their new album, Grand Tour entered at 35 in the top 40 of the Official UK Album Charts in May 2019.

In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will embark upon their first ever UK tour, performing music from Grand Tour, alongside songs from their previous recordings, including 2009's The Underfall Yard album. The shows will feature the band's full live line-up, including the seven band members alongside a five-piece brass ensemble.

The name of the band is taken from a 1970's train set owned by founder-member / bass guitarist Greg Spawton. Greg's family worked on the railways and his childhood home was full of railway memorabilia.

As a consequence of the 'Big Big' element in the name and taking their inspiration from 70's progressive rock, the band's aim is to make their music dramatic and dynamic. Their songs take the listener on a journey. If you love the thrills and spills of story telling then you will enjoy this music which is cinematic at times. For the band's live performances there is a backdrop with a big screen accompanied with graphics and videos used to enhance the experience.

Many of Big Big Train's songs tell stories of Britain's industrial past. These are original songs reflecting back on lost communities. The band also looks to the future and is inspired by science and the Age of Enlightenment. Songs such as The Florentine, Voyager and East Coast Racer explore science and the relationship between mankind and machine, with machines, made with love and passion, becoming something more than their components.

Support comes from Sweet Billy Pilgrim, an English genre spanning band who, on this occasion, will comprise duo Jana Carpenter and Tim Elsenburg. They describe their sound as "thrash pastel".

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