The Travelling Band Announce Autumn 2011 UK Tour

The Travelling Band Announce Autumn 2011 UK Tour

On 17 October Manchester band The Travelling Band are to release a new single. Called 'Sundial MMXI' the track is an edited version of what is rapidly becoming a festival anthem as the band live up to their name with winning sets across the UK's festival circuit. Initially released as a very limited edition single in 2010, 'Sundial' is now getting a full release due to popular demand.

Dispensing with the need for a verse, 'Sundial' instead centres around a glorious refrain which circles around, swelling as it does to include strings, horns, harmonies and a gleeful euphoria. 'Sundial' isn't quite soul music, isn't quite folk, isn't quite pop or rock, but is, unremittingly beautiful. If the UK's summer festivals need an anthem, then this is probably it.

Lifted from their second album 'Screaming Is Something', 'Sundial' is backed with an edited version of On The Rails, also taken from the new album, and there will be videos for both and a free download from the website.

The Travelling Band's shimmering blend of cosmic-country-pop, understated psychedelia, vocal harmonies and nu-folk has made them one of the most talked about artists to emerge from the Manchester music scene - "If you consider the term Mancunian Americana to be an oxymoron try listening to the Travelling Band. Brilliant" Marc Riley BBC 6 Music.

Catch The Travelling Band live as they heard out around the UK on the following dates:


3rd Sep : Lodestar Festival, Cambridge

6th Sep : Academy, Manchester (w/ Beirut)

17th Sep : Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom

12th Oct: The Portland Arms, Cambridge

13th Oct: The Boileroom, Guildford

14th Oct: Jericho Tavern , Oxford

15th Oct: South Street, Reading

16th Oct: Champions, Bournemouth

17th Oct: 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff

19th Oct: Doghouse, Dundee

20th Oct: Electric Circus, Edinburgh

21st Oct: Tolbooth, Stirling

22nd Oct: King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd Oct: The Cluny, Newcastle

24th Oct: The Bowery, Sheffield

25th Oct: Mad Ferret, Preston

27th Oct: The Cooler, Bristol

28th Oct: Discovery Centre, Winchester

29th Oct: The Donkey, Leicester

30th Oct: The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

1st Nov: Stereo, York

2nd Nov: Academy 3, Manchester

3rd Nov: Borderline, London

4th Nov: Erics, Liverpool

5th Nov: Telford's Warehouse, Chester

10th Nov: Queens' University Student Union, Belfast

11th Nov: Upstairs at Whelans, Dublin

25th Nov: The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

6th Dec: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

7th Dec: The Met, Bury

9th Dec: Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

"The Travelling Band take me back to my musical roots. Marvellous music to savour and enjoy" Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival

The Travelling Band's carefully honed mixture of folk, country, and understated psychedelia came as a result of their involvement in earlier acts ...

The players are:

Adam Gorman: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Pump Organ, Accordion, Banjo, Harmonica, Percussion, Keys

Jo Dudderidge: Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Synth, Percussion

Steve Mullen: Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Percussion

Chris Spencer: Bass

Nick Vaal: Drums, Percussion