Beledo Moves On; Alek Darson Performs at ProgStock

After a year and a half with Circuline, playing on Counterpoint, performing at RoSfest, Progtoberfest, Sonic Voyage Fest, and shows in England, guitarist Beledo has decided to focus on growing his jazz career.  Beledo is a great guitarist, and we wish him the best of luck!

Performing with Circuline at ProgStock 2017 will be international guitarist Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project)!

Circuline co-leaders Darin Brannon and Andrew Colyer saw Alek perform for the first time with Fright Pig at the 2014 Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest).  RoSfest is a 10-band progressive rock weekend, which is a lot to take in at one time.  Alek was so awesome that he stood out among the crowd.  Darin and Andrew remembered him.  Later that year, in October at the 2014 New Jersey Proghouse Homecoming, Darin and Andrew saw Alek onstage again, performing a rock-jazz fusion show with Meridian Voice Project.  They connected that weekend, and when Circuline needed guest guitar players for the Counterpoint album, they called Alek.

What many people don’t know about Alek is that not only is he a virtuoso guitar player, but also a highly trained recording and mixing engineer who has produced over 12 albums.  Originally from Serbia, Alek went to school for audio engineering and worked for many years running his own studio, before coming to the U.S. and attending Berklee School of Music for performance and composition.

Alek contributed guitar tracks to the songs “Forbidden Planet”, “Hollow”, was the mixing engineer for the Counterpoint album, and is featured in the band’s Official Video for “Forbidden Planet” (see below).  We’re excited to be performing with him at ProgStock!

Circuline on PROG Magazine Issue 76 Covermount CD

Thank you to Jerry Ewing and all the staff at PROG Magazine (UK) for featuring the Counterpoint track “Summit” on their “Issue 76 One For The Vine” Covermount CD Sampler, included with their Spring 2017 Issue!

Sound of Contact / Dave Kerzner Band‘s multi-talented Matt Dorsey was the guest guitarist solo on this track.  It’s been reported by many people that “Summit” is one of their favorite tracks on the album.

Janet Krier Riccobono‘s husband Rob Shannon took the band photo that was used for the band bio on the CD Covermount page, and Denise Romano Bright took the RoSfest band photo that was used for the 1/2 page promotional ad (partnered with the 2017 ProgStock Festival) for the upcoming CircuLive::Majestik double CD/DVD, out via PledgeMusic later this year!

 

Classic Rock Society (UK) New Species 30 Features 3rd Counterpoint Track

Thank you to Classic Rock Society Magazine (UK) for featuring the Counterpoint track “Summit” on the New Species 30 CD Sampler, included with their May/June 2017 Issue!

Special thanks also to the Classic Rock Society for hosting Circuline and IO Earth this coming Saturday, June 24th, at the Wesley Centre in Maltby, near Rotherham, England!  Will we see you there?

Facebook Event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1509638765715162/
CRS Tickets page:  http://www.classicrocksociety.co.uk/shop/io-earth-plus-circuline/

Circuline & IO Earth Finalize England Tour Dates

Circuline will be doing tour dates in England this summer!  Will we see you there?

London area / Southeast England – Friday June 23rd: https://www.facebook.com/events/1652637391428239/
 
Sheffield area (Rotherham) / Northeast England – Saturday, June 24th:
 
Birmingham area (Wolverhampton-Bilston) / Central England – Sunday, June 25th: https://www.facebook.com/events/232517920494786/

Circuline at the Jersey Shore in June

Join us for a night of Cinematic Modern Rock!  Circuline will be performing with fellow RoSfest 2016 act No More Pain, as well as prog quartet Advent Horizon, and Philly jazz-rock band iNFiNiEN at the New Jersey Shore on Wednesday, June 7th!

Date:  Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Location:  Brighton Bar – Long Branch, New Jersey
Time: 7:30 pm
Ticketmaster tickets are available via the Facebook Event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1838519743137678/

Progression Magazine 25th Anniversary Issue Features Natalie Brown

Congratulations to John Collinge and Progression Magazine on its 25th Anniversary Issue!  Thank you for featuring Circuline’s Natalie Brown as one of seventeen “Ladies of Prog” in your “Praise for Progressive Women” article!  Natalie joins legends and talented women such as Kate Bush, Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Courtney Swain (Bent Knee), and Leslie Hunt (District 97).  Congratulations to all the women featured in this article!

Circuline to Perform at ProgStock 2017

Circuline is so grateful and excited to be performing at ProgStock 2017!  What a lineup!  Will we see you there?

To find out more about ProgStock – please take 5 minutes and watch this awesome ProgStock informational video about the venue, the bands, and all the cool stuff!

If you still need more information, please check out the rest of the web pages on the ProgStock website.  If you’re ready to get your “Boarding Passes” (tickets) and join us, just click the link below……..

Circuline on PROG Magazine Issue 72 Covermount CD

Thank you to Jerry Ewing and all the staff at PROG Magazine (UK) for featuring the Counterpoint track “Stay (Peter Frankenstan)” on their “P50 Tales of the Future” Covermount CD Sampler, included with their December 2016 Issue!

We’re so glad that the magazine is back on its feet, and will hopefully be with us for many years to come. 🙂

Janet Krier Riccobono‘s husband Rob Shannon took the band photo that was used for the band bio on this featured page!

Frank Wyatt‘s Happy the Man / Oblivion Sun bandmate Stanley Whitaker played the guitar solo on this track. Bill Brasso is also an Oblivion Sun bandmate.

Circuline Officially Welcomes Joel Simches to the Band

Circuline is excited and proud to officially announce the newest (and hopefully last) band member, Joel Simches!

Boston-area native Joel Simches has classical training and real-world contemporary music experience on orchestral percussion, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and voice.  He has performed and toured worldwide leading his own bands, as an ensemble member, as a sound engineer, and tour manager.  Notable acts include Bang Camaro, DeVotchKa, Count Zero, Amanda Palmer’s Dresden Dolls, and Butterscott.   His AllMusic credits list over 25 albums that Joel has been a part of, as a musician, composer, engineer, and producer.

Joel started out as Circuline’s live sound engineer, and when the bass position in Circuline became available in 2016, he jumped at the chance to audition.  After impressing the band with his preparation, he toured the last four months of the year with Circuline, including the traveling Sonic Voyage Fest, gigs in New York City and New Jersey, and Progtoberfest in Chicago.  Joel proved himself to be a great asset.

Joel Simches is a great player, a damn good live sound engineer, and an all-around happy and fun guy to hang with.  With his background and experience, he is a great fit for Circuline.  We’re happy to welcome him to our band!

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