Minstrels In The Gallery
A Tribute to Classic Jethro Tull
Short Demo Below - More Inside!
Minstrels In The Gallery, a 5-piece band based in Massachusetts, USA, presents concerts that evoke the peak years of British rock giants Jethro Tull, featuring multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and actor Chris Devine in the role of Ian Anderson.
Performing on flute, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, violin, alto sax, keyboards, and vocals, Devine is a veteran of both the rock and classical stage in the US and overseas, including a long stint as featured soloist with metal guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple. Together with the Minstrels, he presents a concert featuring all the hit songs from the glory days of the band, 1969-1977, when Tull packed arenas around the world with their inimitable mix of progressive rock and British folk flavored with classical influences and a bit of American blues, and with a brilliant and iconic frontman in Ian Anderson, whose often grandiose presentation was always flavored with self-deprecating humor.
In costume, in character, in codpiece(!), Minstrels In The Gallery play dead-on renditions of all the familiar Tull songs of that period, yet maintain a spontaneous, relaxed, and humorous presence onstage that truly engages the audience.