The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show

Coming “Straight Outta Dorset” this ramshackle bunch of dedicated musicians “The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show” follow up their debut album “Weeding out the Wicked”, with a brand new three track EP which is a small sample of what to expect from the next album. It is out on the 6th June on Music Bear Records. The EP was recorded locally in Bournemouth at The Burrow with the capable guidance and expertise of Mathew Musial. The eight-piece band have built up an unshakeable chemistry with each of them having their own very individual parts to play. The melting pot of influences stretch far and wide with the band continuing to deliver infectious tunes that will push the very boundaries of your cranium.

The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show

The opening tune “Snakes A Snake” brings together a rustic mix of banjo, violin and guitars; coupled with Mark Lyons well delivered and heartfelt vocals. The tune is a raucous mix of Dorset Hoedown, Bluegrass and large amounts of contagious lyrical content that will have you away from the bar dancing at many of this Summerís outdoor festivals. “Flood” has a grand piano opening before the vocals kick in, along with a lovely layered mix of instruments arranged so that they all complement each other perfectly. Mark sings the hook that repeats “After the Rain” that could easily get a crowd singing along together, it could possibly be describing a typical English Summer.

The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show

Things are turned right upon their head for the final tune where Alison (Jay) gets her chance to deliver some very beautiful and delicate vocals. These are sung over some gentle acoustic guitar and Brad’s neatly plucked banjo. “Sick & Tired” tells the hurt and pain of a troubled relationship. The band have a long list of dates ahead of them this Summer and they will be rolling out these and other new tunes at some of the many festivals that they are due to play.

Snakes A Snake
Sick and Tired

The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show are
Mark Lyons – Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Alison Jay – Violin & Vocals
Rob Vowles – Bass Guitar & Vocals
Martin Giles – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Chris Pearce – Keys & Vocals
Brad Watt – Banjo & Vocals
Steve Wareham – Cajon & Vocals
Seb Hartley – Mandolin, Harmonica & Vocals

Tour Dates 2018
Sat 28 April Cuckoo Calling festival, Cranborne Chase, Dorset
Sun 27 May Cursus Festival, Canada Farm, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sat 2 June Drusillas Inn, Horton, Dorset
Fri 8 June Wonkydonk Stage, The Olive Branch, Wimborne Folk Festival Dorset 9pm.
Sat 16 June Bradfest, Witchampton, Dorset
Fri 29 June Dark Holler Festival, Halls Farm, Lychett Matravers, Dorset
Thurs 12 July The Glen, Lythe, Hampshire w/Jason Thompson (USA)
Fri 13 July Wonkydonk Festival, Lytchett Matravers, Dorset
19-22 July Larmer Tree festival, Dorset
Fri 27 July Rustic Stomp Festival, Vicars Hill, Lymington, Hampshire
Sat 28 July The Summer Sessions, Witchampton Club all dayer, Dorset
4/5/6 Aug Outcider Festival, Fernhill Farm, Bath, Somerset
25/27 Aug Camping Be Cider Seaside Festival, Bredy Farm, Burton Bradstock, Dorset
21/22 Sept Acoustic Movement Festival, Knoll Farm, Wareham Dorset
28/29 Sept Winter Rustic Stomp Festival, Boldre club, Hampshire



Words by Dave Chinery (Chinners)

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