Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called "the hillbilly Pink Floyd," which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. Upon returning recently from the U.K. this fall where they spread their contagious brand of quirky Americana from Glasgow to Penzance, the band completed work on their fourth studio album, “The Grand Slambovians”. The advent of “The Grand Slambovians” is both the band’s latest reincarnation and the title of their new soul stirring CD. "These are great songs, captured in a chaotic, unstoppable and barely describable landslide of an album." Acoustic Magazine June 2011
Together since the late 90's where they met in art school, Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams are shedding their skin and come out boldly as 'The Grand Slambovians' in 2011 touring the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. in support of their latest creative effort. Unleashing their hauntingly signature songs on the world once again, the new album is getting rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Manically melodic, the bold, new songs knit into the band’s classics like an old paisley quilt wrapped around a very large family. The ultimate DIY’ers, the band runs its own label and has previously released 3 critically acclaimed studio albums - 'The Great Unravel' (2008), 2004's double-disc 'Flapjacks from the Sky', 'A Good Thief Tips His Hat' (1998). This October they will once again bring their legendary Halloween show, 'The Grand Slambovian Halloween Ball' to London's Electric Ballroom and NYC's Gramercy Theater. The band has toured nationally and abroad since forming in 1998. Known for electrifying live performances and great original music, they have a devoted and growing international fan base.