The Next Chapter
It's with a heavy heart that Ultraviolet Hippopotamus bids farewell to our amazing guitarist, singer, songwriter and dear friend, Russell Olmsted. We wish Russ nothing but the best in his future endeavors. The words 'thank you' hardly cover the appreciation for everything Russ has done for us, but all the same, thank you. Thank you times infinity. You will be missed.
However, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus is far from calling it quits. With that being said, we are honored to welcome our new guitarist to the band, Andy Kirby. Andy's phenomenal musicianship will not only compliment the sound we have developed over the years, but also bring a unique perspective and voice to take us into new and exciting directions. We are more motivated and dedicated than ever to push forward with our next musical chapter and we have every intention to bring you the best music we can play.
Our next show coming up on July 9th at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, will not only be Russ's last performace with us, but Andy's debut as well. We hope to see you all in front of us as we close one door and open up the next. Tickets for the show will be on sale Friday morning.
SPRING TOUR 2016
Here we go! The Hippos are emerging from the murky depths for more than just a breath of air this time. We are heading back out to some of our favorite places in the country for our first extended run of shows in quite some time. To say we are super excited to get back out there and on stage is an understatement Come spend a weekend...or three weekends with us.
3/25 @ Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, FL
3/26 @ Dunedin Brewery - Dunedin, FL
4/1 @ Bells Brewery - Kalamazoo, MI
4/2 @ Bells Brewery - Kalamazoo, MI
4/8 @ Quixote's - Denver, CO
4/9 @ Quixote's - Denver, CO
INTERSECTION SHOW MUSIC/PICS
You can stream and/or download our show from last Saturday at The Intersection for free. Just follow the link below:
You can view some fantastic pics like the ones below from the show taken by Keith Griner at Phierce Photo of FX Media Solution. Just follow the link below:
Back at Hyperion!
Our only festival appearance this year will once again be at The Hyperion Music & Arts Festival in Indiana taking place on September 8-10. Joining us for the special occasion will be guitarist virtuoso, Fareed Haque! Check out the initial line up of bands and everything Hyperion HERE
4/8/16 @ Quixote's True Blue (Denver, CO)
I: Verlander > Run Rabbit Run > Kindred Spirits > Verlander, Greater Good, B'Guzzler, Georgie, Final Boss
II: 7 Hour Mile, Welcome Welcome > Yin Yang* > Bully > Yin Yang, Dune Climb, Square Pegs Round Holes, Tugboat
E: Hey Tommy
* contained Enter Sandman (Metallica) Jam
4/9/16 @ Quixote's True Blue (Denver, CO)
I: The Marine, Vultures and Thieves (New Russ Song), Medicine, Metaphorical Pipe > Dusty's Trumpet, Song for the Reaper, The Scar, DNT*, North Coast*
II: Moth > That 1 Jam > Head in the Trees, Broomhilda, The Traitor$, Colonel Sanders Breakdown#, Cherise
* with Paul Hoffman on electric mandolin
$ with Fareed Haque on guitar, Greg Fundis on percussion, and Tony Monaco replacing Dave on keys
# with Fareed Haque on guitar
4/1/16 @ Bells Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)
S!: Cream Soda>Rocinante, Stoked on Razaki, La Marea, Moth>Eko's Theme>Broomhilda, Giants, Run Rabbit Run>Yin Yang
S2: Georgie, Medicine, Words, Dune Climb, DNT, Chorale, The Scar, Verlander
E: Greater Good, Cherise
4/2/16 @ Bells Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI)
S1: Square Pegs Round Holes>T1J, Tiny Eyes, Should Have Words, Miss Brown>InterGalactic CyberSlut, Reality, Take Your Mama, Hey Tommy
S2: Tugboat, Vultures and Thieves, Rueben, Dusty's Trumpet, North Coast>Two Pigs>Cheshire Cat>The Traitor, EMD, The Marine
E: Songs for the Reaper, Bob the Wondercat
3/25/16 @ Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin, FL)
S1: Bob the Wondercat>Dusty's Trumpet>Background Music, North Coast, Broomhilda>Castlevania>Broomhilda, Giants, Kindred Spirits, Final Boss>Mike Tyson's Punch Out>Final Boss, Reality>T1J, La Marea, Chorale>Tetris>Chorale
E: The Marine
3/26/16 @ Dunedin Brewery (Dunedin, FL)
Should Have Words, Greater Good>Dune Climb, Metaphorical Pipe, Vultures and Thieves, 7 Hour Mile, Cheshire Cat>Square Pegs Round Holes, Tugboat>The Scar, Colonel Sanders Breakdown, Welcome to the Machine, Hey Tommy