Slambovian Circus Of Dreams announce new album and tour dates

Slambovian Circus Of Dreams

Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York, in 1998, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams have played major festivals and venues throughout the US, UK and Canada. Their mix of folk, rock, psychedelia and touch of hillbilly has won them legions of followers through their hectic touring and 6 studio albums. The band hit the road in the US this February in support of their new release A Very Unusual Head sees the band return to the UK in August of 2022 headlining the Wickham Festival and Fairport Convention’s legendary Cropredy Festival along with further UK dates

A Very Unusual Head is the Slambovian Circus of Dreams’ sixth studio album, released on their new label, Storm King Records. Together since 1998, the album features the trio of founding members Joziah Longo (songwriter, lead singer, guitarist), Tink Lloyd (accordion,cello, flute, ukulele, theremin, keyboards), Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin) and a gang of their favourite musicians.

Recorded over the last four years in five studios, A Very Unusual Head is a step away from the guitar-based Americana tilt of their previous releases. Opening their creative tent to musician friends in their New York ‘neighbourhood’ makes for a sonically beautiful and adventurous album.

Guest artists include: Dar Williams*, Anthony Thistlethwaite* (The Waterboys), Kolson Pickard* (Tall Heights, Pico Romanesque), drummer Felipe Torres (protegé of Carmine Appice, sideman for Davey Jones, The Monkees), drummer Matt Abourezk (formerly of Thin White Rope) and major contributions by brilliant newcomer Tristan Tadin on keyboards throughout. Canadian engineer Dio Tadin recorded the bulk of the album on a former reindeer farm near Peterborough, Ontario and at “Big Blue” in Cornwall, New York. (Tadin cut his engineering teeth in Daniel Lanois’ studio in Hamilton, Ontario).

*Dar Williams appears on “Brilliantly, Brilliantly, Dumb” (featured vocal, bg vocals)*Anthony Thistlethwaite appears on “Fi” (sax, bass), “Brilliantly, Brilliantly Dumb”(sax and mandolin)*Kolson Pickard (cornet, bg vocals) “Beez”, “Fi”,”Halo”, “The Neverwas”, “Absolutely Beautiful Freakin’ Day”

Inspired by the Surrealists and early British Psychedelia and paths they pioneered. The songs on the album deal with topics ranging from the pseudo-scientific to the pseudo-religious realms and other forms of hob-nobbery for fun and profit.

Artists’ website: slambovia.com

UK TOUR DATES 2022

AUGUST

Sunday 7th  WICKHAM FESTIVAL   www.wickhamfestival.co.uk

Monday 8th  LEWISHAM, The Fox and Firkin Doors 7.30pm  Gig 8.pm   316 Lewisham High St. London SE13 6JZ www.wegottickets.com/Routesmusic        

Wednesday 10th SHEFFIELD GREEN, Trading Boundaries, Sussex TN22 3RD  Standing Tickts £25 Dining Tickets £55 www.tradingboundaries.com

Friday 12th CROPREDY FESTIVAL   www.fairportconvention.com

Sunday 14th KINGS HEATH, Hare & Hounds 106 High Street, Kings Heath,
Birmingham, B14 7JZ  www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk   Doors 4.30pm Gig 5.00pm

Tuesday 16th PENISTONE, Cubley Hall Penistone  www.cubleyhall.co.uk   www.wegottickets.com/Routesmusic   Doors 7.15pm  Gig 745pm   Support from STAN www.stantheband.com

Wednesday 17th YORK, The Crescent, YO24 1AW  Support from STAN www.stantheband.com http://thecrescentyork.com/events/the-slambovian-circus-of-dreams/ Doors 7.15pm Stan on stage 7.45pm Slambovians on stage 8.35pm  

Thursday 18th: BRADFORD, Black Dyke Mills, Bradford  BD13 1QA   https://www.blackdykemills.orgDoors 7pm Gig 7.30pm

Friday19th CHEADLE HULME Manchester Rugby Club   Cheadle Hulme  SK8 7NB https://bluefunkclub.wixsite.com/blues/gig-list Doors 7pm Gig 8pm

Saturday 20th MILTON KEYNES The Stables Theatre, MK17 8LU https://stables.org/whats-on/calendar/2022/08Doors 7.30pm Gig 8pm

Sunday 21st: COLCHESTER, Colchester Arts Centre “FREE ENTRY – a “PAY AS YOU FEEL” event. Doors 6.30pm Gig 7pm.  Support – Jay Stapley*  www.jaystapley.co.uk   **Credits include Roger Waters, Scott Walker, Mike Oldfield, Suede, Toyah, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Shakin’ Stevens, Westernhagen, and many more.
www.colchesterarts.com

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