Tampa Bay Lightning to Host Post-game Concert with Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host a post-game concert with Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams on the Chrysler-Jeep Plaza immediately following the Lightning v. Rangers game on Saturday, February 3. Lead singer for Gandalf Murphy, Joziah Longo will also be singing the national anthem before the game. All game tickets include the price of admission for the concert.
Formed in 1998 during the making of A Good Thief Tips His Hat, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams have carved a niche for themselves as one of the most "charismatic artists to emerge from New York's creative community."
Playing open mics and off-the-beaten path venues, they have managed to create quite a buzz in the Hudson Valley and are being hailed as 'the new legend of Sleepy Hollow' by fans and critics alike. The quirky quartet began touring throughout the northeast and rapidly developed a fiercely loyal, all-ages following. Featured recently in Relix Magazine, the New York Times and on the CBS hit show, Joan of Arcadia, the band's charismatic live performances and whimsical blend of folk, rock, hillbilly and pop have simply captivated audiences and critics alike.
The circus of dreams includes the lead vocalist Joziah Longo, accordion, flute and cello specialist Tink Lloyd, Guitarist Sharkey McEwen, and percussionist Tony Zuzulo. Together this band creates a rock and roll sound with a dash of Americana stirred together with creativity and talent. Onstage they are said to create an enchanting atmosphere and a tasty recipe combining musical ability and finesse with charismatic personality.
Their much-celebrated new release "Flapjacks from the Sky" has garnered high praise from music writers, sparked generous activity at radio, and continues to invoke wave after wave of enthusiastic response from music fans worldwide. The music of Slambovia has been described as "Hillbilly-Floyd, folk-pop", "alt-country roots-rock, and "surreal Americana." Yet as earthy as their music seems, The Circus has a spiritual side to them as well. Songs such as "Talkin' to the Buddha," "Call to the Mystic," "Living with God," and "Flapjacks from the Sky" are some to mention. Dancing freely between existing religious and philosophical mythologies, their music is not only uplifting and empowering but also fun. There music consists of songs that can ‘Heal what ails ya!’