The band confirmed that Big Big Train lead singer and instrumentalist David Longdon (David Longdon) died after an accident.
The band confirmed that Big Big Train lead singer and multi-instrumentalist David Longdon has passed away.
They said in a statement: “Big Big Train is very sad to announce that David Longdon has passed away at the hospital in Nottingham, England this afternoon at the age of 56. He survived an accident in the early hours of Friday morning. Two daughters, Amelia With Eloise, his mother Vera and his partner Sarah Ewing.
“Sarah Ewing commented:’David and I are best friends, partners and soulmates. I am very shocked by his loss. He is a beautiful person and I am lucky to know and love him. .’
“Greg Spawton commented: “We are very shocked at the loss of David. The quirks of fate yesterday morning deprived him of a happy future and all opportunities with his loved ones. This is truly cruel, both personal and musical, waiting for him next year and beyond.
“David joined Big Big Train in 2009 and immediately had a significant impact on The Underfall Yard album that year. He continued to record eight other studio albums with the band, including the upcoming Welcome To The Planet, and played in the band In front of him is a series of critically acclaimed concerts starting in 2015. In addition, he released an album with the late Judy Dyble under the name Dyble Longdon last year, and he was still in the recording studio the day before his accident. Produced a new personal album.
“David has a huge impact on my life in music and personally,” Spotton continued. “I love him like a brother and I have deeply felt his loss. He is a true creative visionary with extraordinary talent. But most importantly, he is a first-rate, very kind person. His family, friends, BBT band members and staff will miss him very much.
“The band’s Welcome To The Planet album is still scheduled to be released on January 28, 2022. Further announcements regarding the band’s 2022 concert and other events will be released in due course.
“At this extremely difficult time, the band and its management asked David’s family and friends to protect their privacy.”