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Upcoming shows: Happyness... Holy Moly & The Crackers + Rob Heron... Skinny Lister... Sounds From The Other City 2017... The Travelling Band... Joan Shelley... James Leg + The Bonnevilles... Theme Park... C Duncan... Lowly... Chloe Foy... On The Buses... Jenn Grant... Angel Olsen... Aldous Harding... The Besnard Lakes... Julie Byrne... Tom Williams... Guadalupe Plata... Saint Sister... Nikki Lane... Mt Wolf... Sweet Baboo... Kiran Leonard... Sam Outlaw... Adam Torres... Laura Gibson... Jens Lekman... Danny & The Champions Of The World... Avec Sans... Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton... Julie Byrne... Will Varley... Jesca Hoop...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 12 May 2016
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with Hey! Manchester favourites The Travelling Band once again!


Manchester’s finest alt. folk-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they’ve found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E-Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Stills & Nash million-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with good ears and warm hearts.

Forged initially from of a recording project with producer Eric Ambel (Steve Earle/Ryan Adams) in Brooklyn back in 2007, and having since worked with Iestyn Polson (David Gray/Patti Smith) on 2014’s The Big Defreeze, TTB have spent the last year writing and recording at their recently established Pinhole Sound Studio in Manchester.

With their fourth album due out later this year, The Travelling Band are straight out of the traps in 2016 with a European tour supporting (and also backing) American singer-songwriter Lissie.

Main support comes from A Dyjecinski. A Dyjecinski is an enigma wrapped up in a ball of gently mysterious wool. He is originally from Canada; The Valley of Yessiree is his first album as a solo artist: A self-recorded autobiographical concept record on failure in the pursuit of loneliness and the ghosts that occupy his mind.

Opening this bill are Curse of Lono. Curse of Lono were formed in London in 2015 by singer Felix Bechtolsheimer following the breakup of British roots pioneers Hey Negrita. The five-piece have been busy recording their debut album with producer and Boxed In/Keith frontman Oli Bayston. What started as a casual jam with a few friends quickly yielded a stunningly cinematic record that combines spaced-out, harmony-laden Americana with dark, driving indie-rock.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Common (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, Billetto.co.ukWeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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