WRSI (The River 93.9) – Chandler Travis Philharmonic interview and performance

On our recent swing through New York and Western Massachusetts, we stopped by the studios of WRSI (The River – 93.9FM in Northampton, MA). Host Joan Holliday of Live on the Riversound Cafe interviewed Chandler and we played a couple of songs.

We also recorded some short promos – “93 9 The River” sung a […]

WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) – Chandler interview

Chandler was interviewed by Sarah LaDuke for WAMC‘s program “The Roundtable” to help promote our recent show at The Linda in Albany, NY. The interview was broadcast on November 19.

An archived copy of the interview is available here.


Albany Times Union – The Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Linda, 11/20/10

By GREG HAYMES Special to the Times Union

ALBANY – Wearing a bright purple, spangled blouse, the cross-dressing six-foot-plus tall Rikki Bates shakes his long blond hair and settles in behind the drum kit. And he’s the most normal-looking person on stage.

The rest of the bandmembers are wearing a variety of outrageous headgear – […]

Schenectady Daily Gazette – Chandler Travis’ inmates run the asylum, but they do it well

Quirky show at Linda can’t hide talent

By David Singer

ALBANY — Chandler Travis remains off the wall. Surrounded by the eight members of his Philharmonic at The Linda Saturday night, individually and collectively they looked and acted certifiable. Fortunately, they can play.

Opening with “Everything Can Go Wrong so Easily,” from their new release […]

Daily New Hampshire Gazette – Clubland: Chandler Travis Philarmonic at Iron Horse

By KEN MAIURI Gazette Contributing Writer

From the new kids on the block to the New England band from another universe: the Chandler Travis Philharmonic swings in from the outer reaches (of Cape Cod) for a big show at the Iron Horse on Friday at 10 p.m.

The CTP is related to NRBQ not just […]

Nippertown (Albany, NY) – CD: THe Chandler Travis Philharmonic’s “Blows!”

Chandler Travis Philharmonic: Blows(Sonic Trout, 2010):

“Stupendous * Startling * Stunning * Zesty * Extraordinary * Jaw-Dropping * Moist”

Those are the bold-faced adjectives that are splayed across the inside cover of the latest digital-friendly disc that’s dropped from the slightly surreal mind of Chandler Travis and his equally off-center band. And the only one […]

The Noise (Boston) – “Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!” review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!


CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC Sonic Trout Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! 12-song CD

Zesty! Stunning! Startling! …these are but words written on the CD package. And I might have gotten the title of the disc wrong—it could be It’s a Chan’s Chan’s Chan’s World—or Soul Brother #764—or Is It Yes Or […]