So, from checking social media this morning, it seems that some big things happened in England last night for our great friends, the eight members of Big Big Train (nine if you count Rob!).
[First post listed only THREE awards–corrected. FOUR. Apologies for the error.]
This is from David Longdon:
The morning after the night before….
As some of you are aware, Andy Poole and I attended the CRS awards in Wath-upon-Dearne last night. It was a great night for Big Big Train.
I won best male vocalist. I am delighted to say that my friend Christina Booth won best female vocalist. Nick D’Virgilio won in the drumming category. ‘Folklore’ was voted as best album and we were thrilled to be voted best band.
In addition to this Greg and I were individually nominated in the best lyricist category (a category founded by Andy Tillison) – the lovely Steve Hogarth was the winner. Greg was also nominated in the bass player category – Nick Beggs bagged the top slot. ‘The Transit of Venus Across The Sun’ was also nominated in the best song category – and the winning song was ‘The New Kings’ by our friends Marillion.
We were presented with these awards by Martin Turner from Wishbone Ash who was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
We’d like to thank all those who voted for us in the awards – it is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support over the years.
We’d also like to thank the organisers of the CRS and all CRS members who support and champion progressive music.
A huge congratulations to the band–so very well deserved!!!