The Travelling Band are an alternative folk band from Manchester England. The band members are Adam Gorman (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Hammond Organ/Keys, Banjo, Harmonica), Jo Dudderidge (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Hammond Organ/Keys, Mandolin, Electric guitar), Steve Mullen (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Chris Spencer (Bass), Nick Vaal (Drums, Percussion).
The Travelling Band formed during a recording project in 2006 in New York City. The band made their first studio album ‘Under The Pavement’ here which was later released in 2008 to receive critical acclaim from the UK media.The album featured as BBC Radio 6 Music ‘Album Of The Day’, BBC Radio 2’s ‘Single Of The Week and had a featured song in the Ian Dury biopic ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’.
Although the tracking for Under the Pavement was completed in October 2007, the album didn’t appear for another 12 months and was finally issued on their own Sideways Saloon imprint—also the moniker of their Manchester-based, monthly club night. A couple of hand-crafted, cloth-packaged EPs helped to create a local buzz in the run up to the album’s release, while acclaim came from further afield when the band won the Glastonbury Festival 2008 New Talent award.
In 2011 The Travelling Band signed with the Record Label, Cooking Vinyl to release their second studio album ‘Screaming Is Something’, recorded on the Isle of Mull, which received notable reviews.