David Longdon, Big Big Train’s lead vocalist since 2009, died on 20th November 2021 in hospital in Nottingham in the UK following an accident at home. His funeral was held on 6th January 2022 in the Amber Valley in Derbyshire in the UK and was attended by David’s partner Sarah Ewing, very close friends and family.
On 22nd March 2022, Kingmaker Management and Big Big Train hosted a memorial evening at Kings Place in London to celebrate David’s life. David’s Big Big Train bandmates past and present, alongside the BBT team, welcomed over 100 guests from within the music industry – all of whom had worked with David in some way. The evening included a number of acoustic performances of music written by or closely associated with David, both within and outside Big Big Train, as well as spoken word tributes.
David made an extraordinary contribution to Big Big Train and enriched the lives of so many people with his music and his personality. We miss him deeply and will always remember him. His memory will live on forever through his music with Big Big Train, Dyble Longdon and his solo work.