10 years in the making, the formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn have since become a landmark date denoting the creation of the indie folk group The Travelling Band. The band have since released three albums, several EPs and created their own label, Sideways Saloon.
“They produce an inventive brand of guitar-laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester’s musical lineage” – Clash Magazine
In celebration of the group’s decade anniversary, The Travelling Band will be embarking on their first UK headline tour and releasing their first new music since their 2014 album The Big Defreeze.
The tour, aptly named Close Your Eyes And Count To Ten celebrating 10 years, sees the band playing seventeen shows in total across the UK with plenty of new material in anticipation of their fourth album scheduled for next year.
2016 has already been a successful year for the folk foursome, touring all over Europe supporting UK country rock singer Lissie which encompassed sold out shows at The Forum as well as big theatre performances in Germany and Norway. The Travelling Band also doubled as Lissie’s live performance band during which time they found themselves playing at summer festival across the continent.
The Travelling Band’s record label Sideways Saloon has also seen success with the acclaimed release of A. Dyjecinski’s debut album The Valley of Yessiree. A. Dyjecinski will also be special guest on The Travelling Band’s upcoming tour.
“The sounds they generate took me back to my musical roots… Marvellous music to savour and enjoy” –Michael Eavis, Glastonbury Festival
If you’re interested in attending one of the tour dates, tickets can be purchased here and a full list of the tour dates and venues can be found below. Alternatively, if you’re interested in checking out the band on social media, the links can be found below.
Wed 5 Oct – The Continental | PRESTON
Thu 6 Oct – Birnam Institute | PERTH
Fri 7 Oct – The Old Fire Station | CARLISLE
Sat 8 Oct – The Old Cinema Launderette | DURHAM
Sun 9 Oct – The Cluny | NEWCASTLE
Thu 13 Oct – Trades Club | HEBDEN BRIDGE
Fri 14 Oct – The Magnet | LIVERPOOL
Sat 15 Oct – House Concert | YORK
Sun 16 Oct – Words & Music Festival | NANTWICH
Wed 19 Oct – Sunflower Lounge | BIRMINGHAM
Thu 20 Oct – Arlington Arts | NEWBURY
Fri 21 Oct – The Railway Inn | WINCHESTER
Sat 22 Oct – Chapel Arts Centre | BATH
Wed 26 Oct – The Full Moon | CARDIFF
Thu 27 Oct – The Boileroom | GUILDFORD
Fri 28 Oct – The Prince Albert | STROUD
Sat 29 Oct – The Bullingdon | OXFORD
Official website: http://thetravellingband.co.uk