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!
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!
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!
IO Earth have announced that they’ll be launching a new one-day progressive music festival in the Midlands for 2017.
Harmonix Fest will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Robin 2 in Bilston. The evening event will include performances from the Prog Award-nominated Circuline, as well as France’s Telescope Road and Birmingham trio Oktopus. IO Earth are confirmed as the headliners and it’ll be new vocalist Rosanna Lefevre’s UK debut with the band. The British proggers have even hinted that they might preview some new material from their fourth studio album, due out at the end of 2017.
IO Earth co-founder Dave Cureton says: “We are so proud to be able to put on this event and we are sure the IO Earth family are going to love it.”
Progression Magazine (U.S.) Issue 70 covers the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest), and gave Circuline’s Counterpoint a 3.5 star review!
RoSfest – “Jefferson Airplane gone proggy? The smooth chemistry between co-lead vocalists Natalie Brown and Billy Spillane amidst soaring symphonic atmospheres evoked as much, especially in Brown’s Grace Slick-like phrasing…….played tightly despite recent lineup changes…..Bassist Harold Skeete, on emergency loan from Ad Astra, deftly negotiated difficult material and contributed a poignant rendition of ‘America the Beautiful’. New guitar virtuosos Beledo shined with dextrous chops complementing the leads and fills of keyboardist Andrew Colyer…….Violinist Joe Deninzon guested late in the set”
Counterpoint Review – 3.5 stars – “Varied melodies and styles from musical theater and jazz to classic rock and traditional prog…..symphonically soaring…..moves through multiple passages both playful and serious, while conveying a lyrical theme…..multiple yet interdependent sonic perspectives…..”
Thank you so much to John Collinge and Michael Popke!
Thank you so much to iO Pages Magazine (Netherlands) for the great review of Circuline’s Counterpoint in issue 138!
On Friday, November 18th, Circuline performed at Jersey City PS27, giving back to the music education community. The band fielded questions from students and parents about practicing music, playing in a group, what it takes to be a professional musician, career options, and more.
Thank you so much to Chris Deczynski for having us – we’d love to do it again!
Circuline joins Melodic Rock Records Recording Artist JADED PAST
High Energy Stage Show and Pure Rock n Roll!
JADED PAST 10:30
Natural Born Losers 9:30
Back For Nothing 7:00
The BEST MUSIC VENUE in Queens! We hope to see you there!
Here’s the ticket link: