Hello Gryphon fans! It's official - Gryphon are playing live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Saturday 6th June 2009.
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Here's a copy of the press release...
years ago Gryphon disappeared without trace under the onslaught of the
new and totally unforgiving Punk Rock movement. This was rather a
surprise to their very loyal fan base, as Gryphon had represented one
of the most interesting and unusual bands of the British progressive
In 1973 Gryphon were commissioned by Sir Peter Hall to
write the music for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of “The
Tempest”. They went on to perform the music at the Old Vic, being the
only band of its type ever to have performed there.
toured the US in late 1974 as a support act to Yes, playing stadium
gigs including the Houston Astrodome, Texas, and Madison Square Garden,
New York. They also supported Yes on a UK tour as well as support for
Steeleye Span in the same year, and even appeared on the King Biscuit
Flower Hour radio concert series. They were later supported by Richard
Digance at a sold-out concert in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
During this period alone they played in front of approximately 500,000
Gryphon are to date the only band to have appeared on
BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 all in the same week! This is testament to
the diversity of their music and how difficult it was to classify the
group into one specific genre. The five studio albums they produced
between 1972 and 1977 demonstrate their evolution from an all-acoustic
medieval music quartet to a progressive stadium rock band.
Saturday 6th June 2009 the original band will return to play an
acoustic concert of material from their first two albums, “Gryphon” and
“Midnight Mushrumps,” at The Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank in
London. For this performance they will be joined by special guest
For further information please contact Claire Bannister on 0208 398 0225 or firstname.lastname@example.org