In the insight section you can dig deeper into the world of BIG BIG TRAIN: Here you’ll find links to interviews with band members, podcasts and more. Newest additions first.

Interview about ‘Merry Christmas’

Here’s an interview with Dr Geoff Parks and some of the choristers from Jesus College Cambridge who feature on our 2017 Christmas single.

Interviews with Nick and Greg about ‘Grimspound’ album

For those who are interested in the techie or drum recording side of things, here is a video interview with Nick and one of our two main recording engineers, Mark Hornsby, about the recording of drums for the Grimspound album.

And here is a detailed and wide-ranging interview with Greg in Coreopsis, the Journal of Myth & Theatre, published by the Society for Ritual Arts:

Haymaking – An interview with Greg Spawton of Big Big Train

Team Rock Interview with Greg and David

David and Greg were interviewed in October 2016 by the legendary music broadcaster ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris for his Team Rock radio show. This is the full interview including songs.

Progradar interview with Greg

Greg reflects on Big Big Train’s August gigs at Kings Place, London – the band’s first live performances in seventeen years.

Click here for the interview with Martin Hutchinson.

Two new interviews for direct play (just click on it) or download (right click > save as…)

Interviews with David and Nick about their auditions for Genesis’ “Calling All Stations” album

In 2010 and 2011, David and Nick were interviewed by Mario Giammetti about their experiences with Genesis. The interviews were originally published in the Italian Genesis magazine, Dusk. With Mario’s consent, we are pleased to provide a link here on the BBT site to English-language versions of the interviews.

Interview with Andy, Dave, Danny and Greg on Progarchy

The stories behind the songs

David and Greg’s blogs about the stories behind the songs on English Electric have been collected together by the Progarchy website:

TV interview – Cherry Red

Cherry Red have recently interviewed Dave Gregory about his career in music, including his work with XTC, Peter Gabriel, Tin Spirits and Big Big Train. Highly recommended:

Podcast – Progzilla

The September 2012 issue of the Progzilla podcast features an interview with Greg and Andy. The interview starts around 1h 40min.
Click here for the Progzilla Podcast Ed. 33

Podcast – The European Perspective

The European Perspective
presents a few BBT special radio shows:

Click here for ‘English Electric (Part Two)’ Podcast

Click here for ‘English Electric (Part One)’ Podcast

Click here for ‘Far Skies, Deep Time’ Podcast

Click here for ‘The Underfall Yard)’ Podcast