We would once again like to thank everyone who made our UK tour such a joy, especially Ian and Sue (2nd and 3rd from left) who took care of us for three days in the lovely British countryside. On the far right is the legendary Ron – our driver since the beginning of our UK odyssey, whose stories helped inspire the writing of “Very Happy Now.” Here we are at the beautiful Shelwick Court, near Hereford.
Footage from the Wath Festival of “Flapjacks from the Sky.” Wath was the second appearance in our 7-gig U.K. Tour. Rest day tomorrow followed by gigs in King’s Heath, Wingham, Hertford, and London. Thanks to all our U.K. fans – it’s great seeing you all again!
(Video by Peter Simmonds)
It has been almost two years since we were last in the U.K., but that will change this Friday as we touch down at Heathrow for a week-long tour of England. Starting in Broughton-in-Furness on Saturday, May 3 and ending up in London on May 11 – with five shows/festivals in between – this trip promises to be a great opportunity to reconnect with our wonderful UK fan base. Check our calendar page for the full itinerary. www.slambovia.com/shows
More great photos from our Record Release show at Webster Hall, taken by photographers Stuart Berg and Joe Duraes.
We’re looking forward to playing Tupelo Hall in NH on Friday and Acoustic Cafe in NJ on Saturday! Hope to see you there. In the meantime, check out this interview from Northjersey.com: http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-entertainment/music/the-circus-comes-to-town-1.997866
Our Record Release Party at Webster Hall is coming up this weekend! This special one-time event will feature guest artists (many who played on the album,) multimedia projections created specifically for the show, and many other surprises. This will be one of the big Slambovian events of the year.
Show starts at 7:30 and doors open at 6:30. Admission is 19 and over. Webster Hall is at 125 East 11th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues) in New York City. Very convenient to many subway stops. We will be playing in the Marlin Room. Buy tickets at this link.
Our upcoming release, A Box of Everything, is now available for pre-order at our new online store that just went live today! A Box of Everything contains newly remastered fan favorites and three previously-unreleased studio tracks all covered in a delicious candy shell of glorious illustration by the whimsical Jeff Hoke of Museum of Lost Wonder fame. In addition to the digital download, CD or vinyl, there are many special merchandise bundles available that include T-shirts, lithographs, Jeff Hoke’s amazing 160-page hardcover book “The Museum of Lost Wonder,” and even an ULTIMATE SUPER-FAN bundle that includes handwritten lyrics by Joziah, signed by the band (only ten of these available!) Special prices on these bundles last only until April 1, so don’t delay! Browse the store and place your orders RIGHT HERE.
Though successfully independent for eighteen years, the band has long needed a business person who could play business as well as Sharkey plays guitar if we wanted our music to reach and sustain a relationship with the rest of the world. We think Bob Frank is that guy. He has assembled a tribe around him of very capable and forward thinking people from every frequency and field of entertainment. Through the music arm of his organization, Red River Entertainment, he has hooked us up with a distribution and promotion deal with Sony RED. We are very excited to work with Bob and his able team at Red River and are looking forward to expanding into larger audiences with them!
A Box of Everything, our first project together, will be released on April 1st! It is a “greatest hits” album of sorts, intended to introduce new listeners to all things Slambovian. For those who already know our music, the album contains newly re-mastered versions of previously released fan favorites as well as two completely new tracks and a beautiful studio version of Alligators.
Illustrator Jeff Hoke (whose work Joziah loves) has provided us with the fantastic cover art you see here. We are very happy and excited about these new alliances and are sure you will be happy with what is born of them. Stay tuned for news about pre-orders and CD Release shows for this new album!
A few years ago a fan introduced the band to Jeff Hoke’s The Museum of Lost Wonder – an incredible book that leads the reader into worlds of child-like wonder and curiosity, mixing science, philosophy, history, mythology, alchemy and many other components into a fascinating journey where creativity and imagination reign. The book challenges the reader to consider new ways of thinking and of interacting with the Universe around us and within us. In addition to being a thought-provoking masterpiece, The Museum of Lost Wonder is a beautiful work of art – rich with fantastic illustrations from cover to cover. It is a book Joziah calls “a national treasure.” Jeff’s website, www.lostwonder.org is a fascinating place to visit as well. Explore various rooms of the virtual museum, check out the exhibits, and get lost in inspiration and imagination!
The cover of A Box of Everything features one of Jeff’s illustrations!
It has been such a great experience to work with Jeff. We hope our fans will enjoy the discovery of the worlds he has created through his site and his book. Check it out here: http://lostwonder.org/book.html
The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival has been a favorite event for us for many years. We have built some warm and long-lasting relationships there and created some new traditions in the folk sphere, such as our Friday Night Dance Tent show. This year we asked our friend Victor Moore of Showset Productions to help us document the magic that happens at that festival. Victor brought a three-person camera crew and shot HD footage at the Dance Tent and Main Stage shows. We love the work he did. It really captures the heart and spirit of our Falcon Ridge tribe (which is what we were hoping for!) Here is Alice in Space from last summer’s dance tent and mainstage performances. Stay tuned in coming weeks as we release more videos from this shoot!