Our first interview with David Longdon was published in the winter of 2018, and since then, both he and Big Big Train became household names for RVG and its most faithful listeners. Fast-forward two years and you’ll find us all here, having just finished the preparations for the publication of our follow-up interview with David, thereby marking the start of a new decade for Vox Groovy in a grand way.
In the early 2010s, we began to read about the vinyl revival, and now, in 2018, it looks as though it’s here to stay. But why are we telling you about vinyls? The answer is simple—our team is filled to the brim with vinyl connoisseurs! This is why we’re so excited about our exclusive interview with Chris Topham, a charming gentleman who owns a record label called Plane Groovy. When I asked David Longdon about him, he told me that Topham is almost evangelical about vinyl. In other words, we’re talking about a man with a long-lasting passion for music, and there’s always a thing or two that we can learn from people like that.
David Longdon is the lead vocalist and co-songwriter for Big Big Train—a British prog-rock band that’s been on the rise since its revitalization. It’s interesting to note that its newfound success came about as a result of the changes that were made in 2009. Of course, the band has been around since the 1990s, but its current roster is very different to what it was twenty-seven years ago. David said that he had joined the band alongside Nick D’Virgilio and Dave Gregory, and it would seem that combining these musicians’ talents with the remainder of the band’s members was a recipe for success. Still, I urge you to listen to The Underfall Yard—a 2009 album that would leave expectant crowds hungry for more Big Big Train.