The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana”, their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with thought provoking lyrics – creating intrigue and attraction for thinking audiences. Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following. The band is led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica) “Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo’s voice.” – The Big Issue, Scotland, UK, and joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Eric Puente (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul.

INFLUENCES/SOUNDS LIKE: Waterboys, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Cracker, Wallflowers, Pink Floyd, The Decemberists, Incredible String Band, Cat Stevens

QUOTES
“9 out of 10 – Love at first spin!” – Americana UK
“The Hudson River Valley’s best kept secret.” –  JamBase.com
“Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.” – MAVERICK, UK
“Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism… they take the stage by storm!” – The NY Times
“This band reminds me to write and perform with my whole heart and soul.” – Dar Williams
“SUPER and NATURAL… I love this band!”- Gene Shay WXPN Radio
“The Slambovians’ live shows are a musical slam dunk.” – The Hartford Courant
“One of Americana’s most original ensembles.” – SING OUT! 2014
“One of the finest American bands out there.” – All Music

”Mightily impressive and hugely original” – Maverick Magazine – UK
“Casting a wide net, their music energizes anyone who hears it.” – Relix Magazine
“‘The Trans Slambovian Polar Express’ is as riveting a theme song as any. Possessing a certain sophistication and sobriety, their songs rock with an anthemic thrust and melodic tunefulness that’s memorable and incisive.” – No Depression 2014
“It’s as if David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory with The Band in the basement of Big Pink.” – Glitterhouse Records, DE

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