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 and number two with their recent live album, Merchants of Light, which was recorded at their sold out shows at London’s Cadogan Hall.
In autumn 2019, Big Big Train will embark upon their first ever UK tour, performing music from their forthcoming studio album 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 a five-piece brass ensemble.
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”.
‘Big Big Train have revisited the sound world of early Genesis and Yes and have managed to create music with great emotional clout’
John Bungey, The Times
‘They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train’
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘As English as village cricket, cream teas and infuriating delays on Southern Rail, Big Big Train seem to be gaining both traction and velocity as their career progresses. If anyone asks you about the state of prog rock in 2017, this is the direction you should point them in’
Fraser Lewry, Classic Rock Magazine
‘the supercharged sound of a group of musicians hitting their stride and showing their class’
Paul Davies, Daily Express
(plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)