"A RIVETING, MESMERIZING, CRAZY, AMAZING MACHINE OF MUSIC" - Chronogram
"CIRCUS-LIKE THRILLS" - New York Times
Equal parts Washington Irving and Woodstock, this eccentric and electrifying avant folk-rock band taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems, sprinkled with tall tales and philosophizing by Josiah Longo, lead singer/songwriter. Playing art school roots rock, sometimes folk and quirky Americana, they possess an exotic instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin) in addition to standard rock regalia. One reviewer dubbed it "HILLBILLY PINK FLOYD."
The band: Longo (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Sharkey McEwen (lead guitar, backing vocals, mandolin), Tink Loyd (accordion, cello, flute, theremin, backing vocals) & Tony Zuzulo (percussion)
Recently the Slambovians spread their contagious music from Glasgow to Penzance to NYC, drawing standing ovations and rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. They emerged with The Grand Slambovians, their 4th CD and now the band's new name. Maniacally melodic, the bold new songs are knit onstage into the band’s classics like an old paisley quilt wrapped around a very large family.
Longo calls the newest music "a more extreme dose of what we've always been - a country prison music meets british invasion type of thing."
"GREAT SONGS, CAPTURED IN A CHAOTIC, UNSTOPPABLE AND BARELY DESCRIBABLE LANDSLIDE OF AN ALBUM" - Acoustic Magazine
"A SOUND SO RELEVANT AND TIMELESS, IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE WORLD RUNS AWAY WITH THE CIRCUS" - Aquarian Weekly
Ticket Prices: $24 Advance, $26 at Door, $35 Gold Circle
GE Theatre at Proctors
|8th Step - The Grand Slambovians||Saturday, October 13 - 7:30 pm|