The Travelling Band

Date: Saturday, 18th November 2017
Time: 7:00 pm

A new and exciting band for Blue Sky. Melding Americana, Indie-Folk and Britpop with a distinctly Mancunian style, they’re certainty different and we think very good!

The Travelling Band, best placed as Mancunian Americana, have released three critically lauded previous albums – Under the Pavement (2008), Screaming is Something (2011) and The Big Defreeze (2014) – they have performed at festivals such as Glastonbury (Other Stage/Park/Acoustic) , Cropredy , Green Man , Festival No.6, Kendal Calling, End of the Road and Beautiful Days and spent much of 2016 touring the UK and Europe as Lissie’s backing band.

The core trio of Adam Gorman, Jo Dudderidge and Nick Vaal have been joined recently by Harry Fausing Smith (sax, violin, clarinet) and Sam Quinn (bass) after the departure of original members Mugger (guitar) and Spenny (bass). The line up is augmented by Chris Hillman (guitar and pedal steel) on their energetic live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Adam and Jo.

The band have now announced their forthcoming album, SAILS, due 25th August 2017 via Sideways Saloon Records/Kartel. The first taste of SAILS comes in the shape of the single, ‘Into The Water ’, which serves as an introduction to a new, more expansive approach from the Manchester five-piece.

“Honeyed harmonies and reverb-soaked guitars ” – Drowned in Sound

“They produce an inventive brand of guitar-laden cosmic aesthetic and sprinkles of trademark Manchester’s musical lineage” – Clash

“Their harmonies are tight, guitar picking deft and tunes melodic” – Q Magazine

“It’s all here – passionate yet delicate vocals, deep forceful drumming, jangly guitar, fluctuating strings – everything you could ask for from a song that oozes summer” – The 405

Doors 7pm Gig starts 8pm.  Tickets £10 available from the cafe in person, online at (10% admin fee applies) or on the door on the night.  BAR ONLY. NO FOOD SERVED