The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, (The Grand Slambovians, or Gandalf Murphy And The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams) is a Hudson Valley, New York based band, which was founded in Sleepy Hollow in 1998. The band’s music is a form of folk rock and is sometimes described as “Hillbilly Floyd.” Their most recent album, A Box Of Everything, was released in April 2014.
The band regularly plays the major folk music venues, clubs, theaters, and music festivals in the Northeastern, and East North Central United States and Canada often to sold out crowds. They also tour in other regions of the United States, including California and Florida. In August 2008 they made their first appearance outside of North America, at the Rhythm Festival in England. Their reception there was so enthusiastic that they were invited back for the 2009 festival, as well as several other UK festivals in the summer of 2009. The band performed at Glastonbury Festival in 2010 and toured the UK in subsequent years.
The flavour of the band is best captured by a live concert, or by one of their live recordings. The band is noted for the dedication and support shown by their fans – some travel hundreds of miles to attend concerts.A high point of the year for many fans are the Grand Slambovian Hillbilly Pirate Balls, annual costumed events held in London and New York in the run-up to Halloween.
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