GRYPHON MAKE A RETURN TRIP TO ALICE’S WONDERLAND
First album in 41 years to be launched at London show.
Gryphon are reinventing themselves on a new 11-track album.
“It was a case of, better get on with it before somebody dies!” says co-founding vocalist and instrumentalist Brian Gulland, who’s joined by original members, guitarist Graeme Taylor and percussionist Dave Oberlé. ReInvention sees the quirksters revisit the books from which they took their name.
“Graeme has written an 11-minute magnum opus. He’s set the White Knight’s song [Haddocks’ Eyes] from Alice Through The Looking Glass to music and it’s quite magnificent,” says Gulland. “And one of our more recent recruits, [multiinstrumentalist] Graham Preskett, has come up with some marvellous pieces that are so Gryphonical it’s as if he’s been with us ever since we founded the group!”
Gryphon will be launching the album at London’s Union Chapel on September 14 with more shows announced via their official website www.thegryphonpages.com. Now turn to page 101 for our review of ReInvention.