The Travelling Band Release Glorious Acoustic Version & Stream Surprise Gigs Online


The Travelling Band are not ones for standing still.

So despite just returning from a huge, fabulously-received 24-date UK tour, they got itchy feet and recorded a gorgeous alternative acoustic version of their brilliant new single, Hands Up, which showcases the song in a whole new glorious light. Hands Up is out on 20th April, and will coincide with yet another suprise live event you’ll not want to miss…we will keep you updated. 

And then co-singer Jo – missing the feeling of performing live after only a week at home – hit on the canny idea of performing off-the-cuff, spur-of-the-moment gigs from his flat and streaming them online.

Advertising the gig on Facebook only a few minutes before it began, he quickly built up an enthusiastic and vocal virtual crowd commenting furiously as he played new songs and old requests.

Below is the archived footage of that show – and keep your eyes on The Travelling Band’s Facebook page for forthcoming surprise online gigs!


The Travelling Band – Hands Up EP and new video

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Impact Date: 20th May 2013 

Label: Sideways Saloon



The Travelling Band return with a new EP, ‘Hands Up’ and it serves up a taste of what’s to come. Original ingredients are maintained, intricate guitar lines and infectious rhythms interact with expansive chord structures and subtle tempo changes.

The EP is available on a ‘pay what you want’ basis here:

Having spent the first half of 2012 writing followed by a summer of UK and European festival dates, the group successfully crowd-funded their new album  ‘The Big Defreeze’ via Pledge Music, and quickly hit their target thanks to their enthusiastic fan-base. The new album, was produced by multi platinum selling producer Iestyn Polson (David Gray, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Simple Kid), recorded at the turn of the year at The Church Studios in Crouch End, London.

The video is directed by Rudy Riveron Sanchez from AlmostFilm Productions. He said “The character is interacting with the natural elements each, fire, air, water and responding to the song…visually poetic and atmospheric

The guys are in the middle of a successful 24-date UK tour, which was preceded by a live session on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show on Monday February 25th.


The Travelling Band are:
Jo Dudderidge (Vocals, Guitars, Keys)
Adam Gorman (Vocals, Guitars, Keys)
Steve Mullen (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Chris Spencer (Bass)
Nick Vaal (Drums)


Wed 20: Oxford, Jericho Tavern
Thurs 21: Southampton, Cellar
Fri 22: Brighton, Green Door Store
Sat 23: Guildford, Boileroom
Sun 24: Tunbridge Wells, Forum
Tue 26: London, Lexington
Wed 27: Norwich, Arts Centre
Thurs 28: Cambridge, Portland Arms
Fri 29: Crewe, Box*
Sat 30: Hull, Adelphi

Support from Ellen & The Escapades except where indicated.

The Travelling Band Play BBC 6 Music Marc Riley Session


The Travelling Band marked their return by performing three new tracks from their forthcoming new album on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show last night, showcasing their evolved sound.

Marc, inevitably, shouted “Judas!”, in reference to the infamous response to Bob Dylan‘s switch from acoustic to electric guitars.

The Travelling Band are about to embark on a huge UK tour.

Their new EP, also titled Hands Up, is available now: