Listen up fun-loving music aficionados! You haven’t lived until you’ve witnessed the funky sounds and magical instrumentals of the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Reminiscent of Pink Floyd, with a pinch of folk-pop-rock, seeing the Slambovians live is a mesmerizing experience from the first note. The band is coming to Sheffield, MA soon. Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 14, 2019, book your room at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast, and go online to purchase tickets. Performing in the Down County Social Club beneath the Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge, this is your chance to see and hear the extraordinary sounds of a group touted as an “amazing machine of music”.
Formed over a decade ago in the village of Sleepy Hollow in Westchester County, NY, the band of five amazing instrumentalists got their start as an art group project. Now touring extensively throughout the US and abroad, the group brings their unique style and electrifying performances to major music festivals showcasing their individual talents along with a meld of music genres they can truly call their own.
Joziah Longo, lead vocalist, learned traditional folk and country music from his father and went on to perfect his craft playing venues like Carnegie Hall and Circle in the Square Theater, where he wrote the music for two original music productions.
Tink Floyd, master of cello, flute and accordion lends an Irish flair to the band’s sound. She is the self-professed music stylist of the group.
Sharkey McEwen, a native of Louisiana, honed his craft in the bright lights and big city of Sunset Strip Hollywood. His fingers fly across the guitar or mandolin strings, accenting and complimenting the musical story being told.
Felipe Torres, a native New Yorker, is the percussionist of the group. Once a backer for the Monkees and the Davy Jones Band, when he is not touring Torres teaches his craft at his studio in New York.
Bob Torcello, bass player, joined the band in 2013. His reume includes gigs with Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, Patti Smith and legendary jazz artist, David Amram.
Collectively the group has produced four critically acclaimed studio albums, with a fifth due to be released in late 2019. Though no one definitive style effectively describes the Slamboian Circus of Dreams musical persuasion, a bevy of reviewers have tried. “Avant-folk”, “dusty Americana”, “cinematic anthems” are but a few of the themes that come to mind when listening to their music.