The Travelling So-and-Sos
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The Travelling So-and-Sos

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"The Zoo (11/10/2008) - FasterLouder"

The first act from the All Hands on Deck charity tour was The Traveling So & So’s, a young ambitious band who have merged the sounds of harmonica, drums, guitar, sax, trumpet, and epic vocals to create a tremendously energetic live performance. Their songs Old Lyon Town, Forced Seasons and Crazy Daisy are a testimony of the bands unpredictable scope combining elements of folk, blues, pop-rock, and jazz. With their diverse talent apparent, it was an impressive set from this relatively new band. - Faster Louder

"The Zoo (11/10/2008) - Rave"

The Zoo and Saturday nights seem made for each other, and tonight is no exception. A comfortable crowd greets the barely pubescent but musically mature The Traveling So & So’s, and their plucky performance echoes a sound somewhat akin to a The Doors/Cat Empire hybrid. Stand-out track Crazy Daisy is a treat and the harmonica-wielding lead is refreshing, especially when she leaves the stage to come and dance with fans mid-set. - Rave Magazine

"UnderExposed Gallery Concert Series (2/05/2009)"

Party band extraordinaire, The Travelling So and So’s burst onto stage in a bright array of colours and instruments, immediately staking claim on the party band title of the evening. Within moments of taking the stage, they had the whole car park dancing along to their infectious jazzy, bluesy, pop fusion. Lead singer, Kelly Jade was brightly attired, smiling almost non-stop and energetic in her delivery. A highlight was the crowd sing-along for the catchy Song for Silas, with the boisterous ‘do do do’s echoing across the road. - FasterLouder

"The Zoo (21/02/2009) - Rave"

"The Travelling So & So’s surprise with their trumpet and maraca infused, bass-driven, salsa island party blues,
which is a long way of saying The Cat Empire have some enthusiastic
style mates. Vocalist Kel’s sweet, wide eyed passion for dancing, and I
would guess life, brings a smile." - Rave Magazine


Tracks 'Crazy Daisy' and 'Song For Silas' from the 'Ivy of the Night' EP have enjoyed repeated airplay on local community radio stations including 4zzz, 101FM, and 99.7FM



Summoned by the boisterous bohemian spirit of far and foreign lands, The Travelling So-and-So’s were formed in the seventh year of the naughties on a journey of mystical proportions.

This timeless journey continues through the bands energetic blend of horn laden and guitar driven psychedelic party pop, their charming showmanship and impressive musical aptitude provoking colorfully crafted and infectious live performances that Brisbane critics can't stop raving about.

With a suitcase full of fun and an eclectic sound as frisky, fascinating, and affectionate as a psychedelic puppy, The Travelling So-and-So's are Brisbane's purveyors of ferociously infectious party pop.

July of 2009 saw the band launch their much anticipated debut EP ‘The Ivy of the Night’ to packed audiences in Brisbane (Valley Studios), Sydney (Qirkz), and Melbourne (303). Having impressed both audience members and critics alike throughout a string of local music festivals, high profile events, and special performances in the last 12 months, there is no doubt that 2009 is set to be another exciting year for The Travelling So-and-So's as continue to secure their reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming acts the Brisbane local scene has to offer.

The So-and-So's have played host to over 150 shows throughout South East Queensland and beyond, including popular venues: The Brisbane Powerhouse, QPAC, The Zoo, The Globe, The Step Inn, The Gaelic Club (Sydney), whilst also enjoying several standout performances on both the Brunswick St Mall Stage in Fortitude Valley, and the Queen St Mall and Reddacliff Place stages in Brisbane's CBD.

The Travelling So-and-So's have played alongside national and local touring artists including Bobby Flynn, Emma Dean, Wind & Brackets, Black Market Rhythm Co, Laneous & The Family Yah, Yeo & The Freshgoods, The Frets, Drawn from Bees, Black Mustang, Skinny Jean, The Cairos, Chocolate Strings, and The Quills - just to name a few.

"...if the whispers are right they won't be playing small venues like this for much longer" (Scene Magazine)