This just appeared through email:
Apologies from the band for a recent lack of email updates. Over the summer, the mailing list grew too large to manage using our Outlook email client and we were no longer able to send updates. We have now moved the mailing list onto purpose-built software and will be able to provide more regular updates.
Unfortunately, the failure of our mailing list coincided with the announcement of three Big Big Train gigs at Kings Place in London next year. All the tickets for these shows have sold out but we will be playing further gigs in future years and will ensure early warning via the mailing list and social media.
Big Big Train filmed live performances of a number of songs at Real World studios in August 2014. These performances will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the autumn of 2015. At Real World, the band were joined by Rachel Hall on violin and vocals and Rikard Sjöblom on guitars, keyboards and vocals. We are pleased to announce that Rachel and Rikard have now joined both the live and recording line-up of the band.
The band has written around two hours of new songs. Recording of these will be completed for album releases in 2016 and 2017. An EP, featuring three new songs, will be released in April 2015.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Andy, Danny, Dave, David, Greg, Nick, Rachel and Rikard
Big Big Train
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