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When: 7pm on Friday 17 November 2017
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with The Travelling Band once again – this time, at the Deaf Institute, with guests Pale Seas!

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) – and 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 25 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.

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

‘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

Special guests are Pale Seas. Pale Seas’ debut album Stargazing For Beginners will be released on 6 October. It features their recently released single Into The Night as well as new song Someday. The album was produced by Chris Potter (The Verve/Richard Ashcroft) and Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart) and will be available as a gatefold vinyl with gold leaf inlays as well as CD and streams.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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