Starting off as the almost heavy metal Ancestors in the ’90s the band have taken all that is good in folk, country, and Americana with a twist of Pink Floyd flavouring.
The Slambovians have melded their own unique sound that is at once familiar yet almost impossible to pigeon hole. The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have such an eclectic live stage presence that once seen, always hooked. Rubbing regular shoulders with some of the icons of American music the band has got some serious endorsees. Garth Hudson of The Band is a committed Slambovian disciple and fan describing frontman Joziah Longo as “An awesome songwriter”. Writers have quoted lyrical similarities to both Bob Dylan and John Prine.
A close listen to their many albums and well attended live shows would bear out that comparison. Well known as a touring band throughout the North Eastern States, the popularity of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have earned them a virtual residency at many of the larger folk festivals. Gary Lucas, outstanding guitarist with Jeff Buckley and early member of Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band is quoted saying “It was an honor and a privilege to play with the great psychedelic band The Slambovian Circus of Dreams“.
Had the stars aligned, Gary Lucas would have toured with the band given half a chance. Maybe next tour? Dave Pegg, renowned bassist and longtime member of Fairport Convention, co-curator of Cropredy Festival met up with Slambovian UK management, Jonti Willis recently and said we could quote him widely, “Love the band and the music (of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams)” – Dave Pegg Fairport Convention. He’s also going to endorse a recommendation for a Cropredy Festival 2020 appearance too.
The New York Times says…. “They Take The Stage By Storm” And so they do!
Thursday, July 4th Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue Bradford Friday,
July 5th, The Greystones Sheffield Saturday,
July 6th Linton Music Festival Ross-on-Wye Sunday,
July 7th The Eyes Have It, Festival Duffield, Tuesday,
July 9th The Platform MorecambeThursday,
July 11th The Stables Milton Keynes Friday,
July 12th The Fox and Firkin Lewisham Saturday,
July 13th Platform Festival Pocklington Sunday,
July 14th Blue Funk Rhythm & Blues Club PoyntonMonday,
July 15th Cubley Hall Penistone
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