Fri, 07 Jun|
St Andrew's Church
Gryphon is the oldest and the newest thing – a legendary UK band that won a huge international following in the 1970s with its uniquely enjoyable approach to early music and British folk and is now touring again, 50 years on.
Time & Location
07 Jun 2024, 19:30
St Andrew's Church, 41 Church Ln, Eaton, Norwich NR4 6NW, UK
About the Event
Tickets for this concert are available online in advance from We Got Tickets £22 (including booking fee) or £25 on the door.
It is almost impossible to pigeonhole the legendary and unpredictable Gryphon, recently reformed nearly forty years after a very successful spell throughout the 1970s, which included extensive touring in the States and Europe with Yes, Steeleye Span and Mahavishnu Orchestra. Using crumhorns, bassoons and recorders alongside violin and mandolin, guitars, keyboards and percussion, Gryphon has always dazzled and delighted a wide range of music lovers, once appearing on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 in a single week!
Gryphon stunned their faithful following four decades later in 2018 when they released their sixth studio album, ReInvention, to huge acclaim. Anyone who thought this was an isolated flash of brilliance now has another thing coming as they announce a further brand new release which proves to be every bit as unfathomably innovative and exciting. Continuing to display fine humour, it defies repetition in favour of seemingly constant streams of reinvention, perhaps even surpassing its predecessor in its richness.
Original members Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland and Dave Oberlé are joined by the extraordinarily virtuosic Andy Findon on clarinets, saxes and flutes, plus two new members: the experienced and versatile Rob Levy on bass guitar and the amazingly talented Clare Taylor on violin and keyboards. All three new members have contributed compositions to Get Out Of My Father’s Car and the range of styles is unprecedented.
Yes, Gryphon is the antidote to genres. Whatever you expect, you’ll get something different! Gryphon is proud of its diverse appeal, enjoying a global fan base, and a wide range of audiences – progressive, folk, rock as well as classical and early music lovers.