Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Run Time: 180 min.
~ Thursday, August 4th 2022 ~ 7:30PM Doors, 8PM Showtime ~ $15 ~
THE CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC is an 8-piece technicolor extravaganza from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, keyboard, and singing valet. It’s possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra…
The CTP has introduced the concept of alternative dixieland and omnipop to dumbfounded/delighted audiences all over Massachusetts (most frequently in Cambridge at the Middle East, Toad, or the Lizard Lounge; or on Cape Cod at the Wellfleet Beachcomber), and far beyond (San Francisco, Chicago, and especially New Orleans and New York City have proved particularly responsive -the Village Voice declared them “keenly entertaining”, called Chandler “a true New England eccentric and a master of daft power pop”, and the band “a blend of Ringling Bros. and Ra” that “puts the harm back in Philharmonic”; the New Yorker has repeatedly concurred.)
The band released its debut album, “Let’s Have a Pancake”, along with 22 other website-only full-length CDs (the improbable and ground-breaking RadioBall series) in 2000 as a means of welcoming in the new century; four more “official” Philharmonic albums followed, the most recent being 2017’s “Waving Kissyhead”; meanwhile, additional new songs, videos, and recordings can be found on a regular basis at their unusually active website, www.chandlertravis.com.