History


After being awarded a grant by ‘The Princes Trust’, a foundation intended to help the young and aspirational to fully realise existing business ideas by way of monetary support and mentoring. Thompson announced Travelled Music to the world with record label releases and soon turned its attentions towards the bustling live circuit hosted by the Scottish capital. Promoting regular and successful shows in prestigious venues across the city. Travelled was appointed to take charge of Mercury Prize nominated Scot-folk outfit ‘Hobotalk’ and their album launch of acclaimed 2005 release ‘Notes on Sunset’.

Further concerts and event management led to Alan’s delegation as Manager of up and coming Edinburgh based electronica group ‘Roy’s Iron DNA’. During their short time with Alan at the reigns, RIDNA released one acclaimed album (2007’s ‘Men In Wax Jackets’) through Alex Tronic Records, as well as embarking on nationwide tours with the likes of the Go Team and Lo Fidelity Allstars.

This touring success brought the world of tour management to Travelled Music and Alan began working as crew/driver for various bands before stepping up to tour manage Warp Records’ Born Ruffians and going on to work with Junior Boys and many other with a favourable niche in the Canadian music market. We love Canada! After travelling the world on tour Alan began to expand Travelled Music at home with the development of a music festival in hometown Berwick upon Tweed with long-term cohort Hamish Bell alongside the Events Management and Tour bookings with Angus Mason and online and merchandise solutions with Steven Walker. The business continues to develop and grow with a Toronto office opening in 2014 and PR agency Generate Music coming on board as in-house promotions team.


The Team


Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Founder, father and passionate tour manager, Alan enjoys travelling, playing pool in beat-up dive bars, mixing with locals in the wrong part of town and steering ships through the choppy seas of independent touring. Always following the road less travelled. At your service.

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Rock-steady bass player Steve Walker develops and project manages our events and online media and merchandise divisions. His online campaigns and deeply cool websites are spreading fast throughout the globe. His Dad is a butcher and makes some excellent sausages.

Angus Mason

Angus Mason

Probably the tallest man in the room, Angus Mason has toured successfully with various projects. His gig promotion and tour booking skills are highly sought after. Angus heads our Edinburgh office.

Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson

Launching his own radio station at only 16 years of age has given Kyle a wealth of experience to combine with his enormous enthusiasm for the industry. Our in-house PR and publishing manager.


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