Circuline has made the decision to part ways with bassist/engineer Joel Simches. For the past two years, Joel has worked with Circuline, starting as their live sound engineer, then working his way into the bass position, often performing double duty on the road as a stage monitor mixer. Highlights have included Joel performing live with Circuline on the traveling Sonic Voyage Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, and the inaugural 2017 ProgStock Festival in New Jersey. Joel also served as the mixing engineer for the forthcoming CircuLive::Majestik CD/DVD/Blu-Ray product. Joel has also been very active in helping to enthusiastically promote the band, both online and publicly in person. We can’t thank Joel enough for his contributions to Circuline from 2016 to 2018.
We know this is upsetting news to many friends and fans of Joel’s, and we are very sorry for that. This decision was not an easy one, nor was it one we took lightly. There are many variables that brought us here, issues about which we will never comment publicly, out of respect for all parties involved.
The creative process is a tricky thing, all the right elements must be in place, and every band member must find it an environment in which to thrive.
Joel is a great guy, a great musician, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.