As the year draws to a close, we wanted to say thank you to listeners for their support during 2015. The music industry is changing very quickly at the moment but one of the more positive aspects of the contemporary music scene is that bands and their listeners can be drawn very closely together. We feel very lucky in Big Big Train that there is such an amazing and friendly group of people who support us in so many different ways. Whether it is by buying our music and concert tickets, writing and posting reviews, talking to others about us or simply making the BBT forum such a friendly, lively and interesting place, it all helps to sustain our musical endeavours.
We know that many listeners are sceptical about the ‘best of’ lists which are published at this time of year by magazines, websites and individuals. However, for bands, these lists do provide a useful ‘weather vane’ to assess how things are going. It has been very encouraging for our gigs to appear on a number of lists as one of the year’s highlights and for BBT to feature in such a strong position in Prog magazine’s recent fan-voted list of greatest artists. Results like this suggest we are making a wider impact and that things are heading in a positive direction
We are only too aware that it has been longer than two years since the last BBT studio album and we are happy to confirm that next couple of years will be very busy for us, with a new studio album, a double live album, an EP, a Blu-ray and more gigs all in the pipeline.
We will share more detailed news with you about our activities as soon as we have it (starting very soon) but, in the meantime, thank you once again for your support.
Page scans courtesy of Prog magazine.