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Inspired by the sounds of roots Americana and the finest British rock n roll bands with many other influences and inspirations thrown in for good measure, Troubadour create songs that are as varied as they are unique.
Defining Troubadours sound is a difficult task, and one that would ideally be done, these days at least, on a song by song basis. Having burst onto the UK folk scene originally as a duo, founder members Mick (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy (Guitar/Vocals/Harp/Tin Whistle/Banjo/Bass) released their debut album Layton Road in 2008 and followed that in 2012 with Carnival Town. Realising their sonic potential was being limited, the original two sought out the talents of a pair of unassuming but like minded individuals to complete the band. First enlisting the help of Drummer Chris Tweedie in order to record their debut 'Full Band' EP Infinite Expectations (2015) and adding Bassist Bobby Turner to the line up for the promotional shows.
Shortly after, Chris left to pursue other interests and Troubadour were introduced by a mutual friend to Liam. Sensing a great fit immediately, the band set about writing new songs, re-arranging some old ones and hitting the road to take their music to the people. The new line up have gone on to amaze crowds at sold out theatre shows and festivals, sharing the stage with the likes of Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, Edwina Hayes, Newton Faulkner, James, 3 Daft Monkeys, Seth Lakeman, Billy Bragg, and the Levellers.
The last couple of years has seen the band step up from just being 4 musicians seeing where their music takes them, to a band on a mission. Having adopted a new image and encouraging their ever growing fanbase to come along for the ride its an exciting time to be around.
Having spent much of 2017 in the studio, Troubadour have, as of 21st October 2017, released their latest project 'Release The Bow'. This none traditional release sees the band give the fans exclusive access to songs, videos, interviews, and a host of other content only available through the project. Singer Mick explains "We wanted to find a way to be able to give our fans more, to be able to connect and engage with people is one of the best aspects of being in a band. With Release The Bow we are going to be communicating with our fans in a new way throughout the planned 6 month project and we'd love you to come along on the journey."