CALAMUS
Calamus (Gret McGilvray & Bruce Malley, with Aaron Waltz & Michael Connolly) is 

a four-piece band based on the north shore of Massachusetts. Their music vacillates between eerie soundscapes and alternative rock - often dark and frequently brooding- yet also contains influences of ragtime, folk and psychedelic rock.  You can check out their sound here:

https://soundcloud.com/calamusarts

​https://calamus.bandcamp.com/


​SHOWS

HAUNTED HAPPENINGS FOUNTAIN STAGE

Essex Street, Salem, MA

October 7/8, 2017

Date/Time TBA


SALEM ARTS FESTIVAL

Derby Square

Salem, MA

June 4, 2017


TAROT THEATRE

St. Peter's Church

Salem, MA

September 24, 2016


WANDS: Radiance Above / Field Below
Griffen Theatre
August 23, 2014

SWORDS: A Slice of Tarot in All Its Double-Edged Glory!
Griffen Theatre, Salem, MA
March 15, 2014

THE DARK TAROT: 
A Ritual Performance to Honor the Dead
San Pedro's Church, Salem, MA
October 14 + 21, 2013

THE FOOL'S JOURNEY
Griffen Theatre, Salem, MA
September 21, 2013

THE FOOL'S JOURNEY
YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA
June 8, 2013

REVELATIONS: DARK FUSION THEATRE AND BACCHANALIA
(Co-produced with Abraxis Dance Theatre)
YMCA Theatre, Cambridge, MA
December 8, 2012

ARCANUM
Griffen Theatre, Salem, MA
September 8, 2012

TAROT IN MIXED MEDIA
Griffen Theatre,  Salem, MA
April 21, 2012

BIOS
GRET (Margret) MCGILVRAY is the creative director and producer of CalamusArts. She plays piano, synthesizer, and guitar (albeit upside down and backwards).  She writes spoken word poetry/lyrics, and along with Bruce,  composes and performs original music. She also creates thematic videos for visual projection. Gret studied Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and went on to receive her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at Umass Boston. She is inspired by the likes of PJ Harvey, Bessie Smith, Elizabeth Cotton, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, The Dead, Indonesian Gamelan Music, and others!

BRUCE MALLEY plays electric, acoustic and bass guitar. He composes original music and handles sound for recordings and performances. His strengths come from his ability to improvise on the spot, lending soaring leads to Calamus' sound.  Bruce grew up overseas, which exposed him to a large variety of cultural art forms, from which he draws his inspiration. 


Contact Info:
Gret: gretmcgil@gmail.com   (339) 203-1307
Bruce: brucemalley@yahoo.com (781) 248-1209

A Conjuring of Art & Magick

Come see Calamus at

The Fountain on Essex St,

in October!

(Check back for dates/times!)