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Gryphon celebrate classic albums at Liverpool gig next month

Gryphon
(Image credit: Andy Holdsworth Photography)

Mediaeval proggers Gryphon will play Liverpool's Ullet Road Unitarian Church on September 14 as part of the Prog-sponsored Liverpool Prog Society.

The show celebrate's the 45th anniversary of the band's legendary Midnight Mushrumps and Red Queen To Gryphon albums. "Taking place at the Grade I listed Unitarian Church, designed by Edward Burne-Jones, regarded as the father of the Pre-Raphaelite movement is the perfect setting for Gryphon and their music," organiser Michael Livesely told Prog.

"It’s fantastic to return to Liverpool after all this time and we can’t wait to perform for Gryphon fans who haven’t seen us in so many years," adds founding member Graeme Taylor.

Tickets for the show are priced £15 and are available here.

In the meantime Irish broadcaster RTE has unearthed are archived footage of the band performing Sir Gavin Grimbold from their album Gryphon. Originally broadcast on the TV show Music Makers, the footage can be seen here.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.