The Albion Band was an English folk rock band. Originally used as a name to credit the musicians hired to accompany Shirley Collins
in 1971, the Albion Band later became a group in their own right. Bass player Ashley Hutchings
, who had previously founded and left both Fairport Convention
and Steeleye Span
, is the driving force behind this group. The members use acoustic and electric instruments to create a folk-rock sound something like Fairport Convention's.
They initially called themselves The Albion Country Band
, then The Albion Dance Band
and finally simply The Albion Band