Circuline Debut Album Promo #1

This video features Circuline band members Andrew Colyer (keyboards/vocals), Bill Shannon (guitars/vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), Darin Brannon (drums/percussion),  and Natalie Brown (lead vocals).

Guest Artists include Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) on bass, and Randy McStine’s (Lo-Fi Resistance)  songwriting on lyrics and melody lines.

Video recorded at Vinnie’s Garage (Vinnie Martucci, engineer), Coldbrook Productions (Julie Last, engineer), Thid1 Productions (Matt Dorsey, engineer), and the Dover Brick House (Dover, New Hampshire).  Special thanks to Linda Roberts and David Young for their iPhone videos!

Photos taken at Putnam Den (Saratoga Springs, NY), Keegan Ales (Kingston, NY), Enigma Dance Hall (Milan, NY), Ralph’s Rock Diner (Worcester, MA), and the Dover Brick House (Dover, NH).  Special thanks to photographers Denise Romano Bright and Greg Thompson for their professional photos used in this first video!

Also special thanks to Bob Larkin and Lori Schladebeck for the fantastic light show where we got some of these great photos!

Art direction and graphic design:  Bill Shannon

Video editing:  Darin Brannon

Band booking and marketing:  Andrew Colyer

Assistant booking and logistics:  Tom Palmieri

Much needed sarcasm and general snarkiness:  Natalie Brown

Circuline to open for Glass Hammer on East Coast Shows

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Modern ProgRock band Circuline will be opening for 20-year, 16-album progressive rock veterans Glass Hammer for three shows in the Northeastern U.S.!!  

Friday, April 24th, 2015 – Woodstock, New York
–The Bearsville Theater
–Circuline opening for Glass Hammer
–CD Release Party!!
–Time: 8:00 pm
–$20 in advance / $27 at the door
http://BearsvilleTheater.com/

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Saturday, April 25th, 2015 – Dunnellen, New Jersey
–The New Jersey Prog House 
–Circuline to play short set between Anton Roolart and Glass Hammer
–Time:  7:30 pm

–$32 in advance / $40 at the door
http://www.NJProgHouse.com/

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Sunday, April 26th, 2015 – Baltimore, Maryland
–Orion Studios
–Circuline opening for Glass Hammer
–Time:  7:00 pm
http://www.OrionSound.com/

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WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

 

Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) to Perform Live with Circuline

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Bassist Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) will be joining Circuline for two Debut Performances in the Northeastern U.S.!!  

The first 20 people get a FREE T-Shirt and copy of Circuline’s Debut CD!

EVERYONE who comes to the show gets a Digital Download Card for the entire album plus bonus artwork and behind the scenes photos and video!

Saturday, November 8, 2014 – Dover, New Hampshire
–The Dover Brick House – “An Evening of Progressive Rock”
–sharing the bill with recent RoSfest act Elephants of Scotland
–Time:  8:00 pm
http://DoverBrickHouse.com/

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Friday, November 7, 2014 – Worcester, Massachusetts
–Ralph’s Rock & Roll Diner
–sharing the bill with Shadow Eden
–Time:  8:00 pm
http://RalphsRockDiner.com/

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PLEASE SHARE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE – LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING YOU FREE STUFF!!

Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) to perform on Circuline Debut Album

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Circuline is excited and proud to announce that Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) will be performing on the Debut Album, slated for release in December 2014.

Lo-Fi Resistance is the creation of 26 year-old guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Randy McStine.  Founded in 2009, Lo-Fi Resistance has released three albums highlighting a striking blend of progressive rock musicality, melodic pop sensibility, and among many other attributes, a strong penchant for songcraft and experimentation.  In the studio, McStine has collaborated with members of King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Spock’s Beard, King’s X, and more to bring a special quality to these songs. The latest album, The Age Of Entitlement, is a true solo venture, with McStine taking on all instrument and production duties. Aside from Lo-Fi Resistance, McStine can be seen on tour handling guitar and vocals for Sound Of Contact and The Pink Floyd Experience.

Circuline is happy and excited to be working with Randy as a singer-songwriter, contributing lyrics, melodies, and vocal harmonies for their Debut Album.

Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) to play on Circuline Debut Album

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Circuline is excited and proud to announce that bassist Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) will be performing on the Debut Album, slated for release in December 2014.

Self-taught, Matt Dorsey explores the creative depths of Progressive-Pop-Rock.  Growing up in a musical family and surrounded by instruments, Matt learned to play guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and sing.  He now writes and produces his own music, often playing all the instruments.  “I can’t find anyone to play with me”, he jokes. “No, honestly, it’s the most enjoyable, most rewarding thing I’ve found in this life to do. And when I can work with guys like Andrew and the guys in Circuline, I’m in heaven.”

Influenced by the likes of Rush, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, The Police, XTC, Matt brings an intricate sensibility to his projects, striving to add something special without getting in the way.  “Melody is my muse”, he says.  “But not just a lead instrument.  I like when all the instruments do their part to support a main melody, but still add melodic color of their own.  Guys like Geddy Lee or Chris Squire on bass, Tony Banks or Donald Fagen on keys, Andy Partridge or David Gilmour on guitar”.

Matt has an endorsement with Spector Basses and has toured with Beth Hart, Simon Collins, and Sound of Contact.  He remains a founding member of Sound of Contact.

Now, if we could just find a way to get him to the east coast to be a Guest Artist for those live gigs in November…

Circuline Begins Mixing Tracks for Debut Album

Circuline’s Debut Album release date has been set for December!  This past weekend was spent with Andrew Colyer re-recording the rest of the keyboard tracks for “Geode” and mix prepping at Inner Nova Records on Saturday, September 28th.  On Sunday, mixing began with the legendary engineer Julie Last over at Coldbrook Productions in Woodstock, New York.  We’re very grateful to be working with Julie – she spent ten years at the Record Plant in New York City, and ten years in Los Angeles at major label studios.  Her credits include YES, John Lennon, Brian Eno, Joni Mitchell, Aerosmith, Talking Heads, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Peter Frampton, etc.  We started with the drum tracks, then imported some of the keyboard and guitar tracks.  There is a lot more to be done, but we’re making great progress!

Engineer Julie Last begins mixing Darin Brannon's drums at Coldbrook Productions - September 2014
Engineer Julie Last begins mixing Darin Brannon’s drums at Coldbrook Productions – September 2014

Circuline Records Final Tracks for Debut Album

Saturday, September 20th – Vinnie’s Garage – Circuline went to Emmy-award-winning jazz master Vinnie Martucci’s studio to record the final drum/guitar/keyboard tracks for the debut album!  Seven songs in one day!!  Awesome, and ridiculous!!

Sunday, September 21st – Circuline spent all day at Inner Nova Records doing guitar overdubs for the debut album.  Not quite finished yet, but good progress is being made.

Engineer Vinnie Martucci sets up the mics on Darin's drums.
Engineer Vinnie Martucci sets up the mics on Darin’s drums.
Does Bill's guitar pedal get its own isolation booth?
Does Bill’s guitar pedal get its own isolation booth?
Bill Shannon warming up before the recording starts.
Bill Shannon warming up before the recording starts.
Keys setup next to the drums - man, it's loud!
Keys setup next to the drums – man, it’s loud!
Vinnie Martucci's vintage Minimoog and Rhodes piano - from his touring days.
Vinnie Martucci’s vintage Minimoog and Rhodes piano – from his touring days.
Darin Brannon poses for the camera.  Can't you see him on the cover of Drummer Magazine?
Darin Brannon poses for the camera.  Looks like a magazine cover.
Bill Shannon, fiddling with his pedalboard.
Bill Shannon, fiddling with his pedalboard.
Darin Brannon getting the drum sound just right.
Darin Brannon checking the drum mics..
Jazz master Vinnie Martucci in the control booth.
Jazz master Vinnie Martucci in the control booth.
Pay attention when the engineer is speaking.
Pay attention when the engineer is speaking.
Ready to go!  Hit that red button!
Ready to go! Hit that red button!

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Circuline in the Studio – September 2014

In preparation for the fall debut album release of original melodic cinematic progressive rock music, Circuline  continued the epic two-day weekend rehearsal schedule, from 11 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays.  Rehearsals continue in the new remote location – “The Cave” in upstate New York, as well as at Inner Nova Records.

Sunday, August 31st / Monday, September 1st
Saturday, September 6th / Sunday, September 7th

Darin Brannon listens to the playback of the rough mix in The Cave.
Darin Brannon listens to the playback of the rough mix in The Cave.
Bill Shannon laying down rough guitar tracks in The Cave.
Bill Shannon laying down rough guitar tracks in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer lays down rough keyboard tracks in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer lays down rough keyboard tracks in The Cave.
Darin Brannon's previously famous band.
Darin Brannon’s previously famous band.
Darin loves the studio so much, he sleeps next to the gear rack.
Darin loves the studio so much, he sleeps next to the gear rack.

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Circuline in the Studio – Summer 2014

Saturday, July 26th – In preparation for the fall album release of original melodic cinematic progressive rock music, Circuline  continued the epic two-day weekend rehearsal schedule, from 11 am to 10 pm on Saturday.  Rehearsal continued in the new remote location – “The Toolshed”  in upstate New York.

Sunday, July 27th – Vinnie’s Garage – Day #1 – Circuline went to Emmy-award-winning jazz master Vinnie Martucci’s studio to record pre-production tracks.  Photos below:

Circuline picking up food on the way to the studio
Circuline picking up food on the way to the studio
Setting up the drum mics for Darin's kit
Setting up the drum mics for Darin’s kit
Keyboard rig at Vinnie's Garage - July 2014
Keyboard rig at Vinnie’s Garage – July 2014
Circuline in the studio - July 2014 - Darin Brannon (drums), Dan Aggers (bass), and Bill Shannon (guitar)
Circuline in the studio – July 2014 – Darin Brannon (drums), Dan Aggers (bass), and Bill Shannon (guitar)
Andrew Colyer at Vinnie's Garage - July 27th, 2014
Andrew Colyer at Vinnie’s Garage – July 2014
Darin Brannon loves having an engineer to work with!
Darin Brannon loves having an engineer to work with!
Vinnie Martucci's vintage Minimoog!
Vinnie Martucci’s vintage Minimoog!
Vinnie Martucci behind the control room glass - July 2014
Vinnie Martucci behind the control room glass – July 2014
Bill Shannon is so happy to in the studio!
Bill Shannon is so happy to be in the studio!

Saturday, August 9th / Sunday, August 10th
Pre-Production Recording / Arranging / Mixing at Inner Nova Records

Darin takes a picture of Andrew taking a picture of him.
Darin takes a picture of Andrew taking a picture of him.
Andrew is brain dead after engineering all weekend.
Andrew is brain dead after engineering all weekend.

Saturday, August 16th / Sunday, August 17th
Circuline moves into new writing space –  “The Cave”

Circuline's new writing space - "The Cave" - August 2014
Circuline’s new writing space – “The Cave” – August 2014 – “Before” photo
Circuline in new writing space - "The Cave" - August 2014 - "After" photo
Circuline in new writing space – “The Cave” – August 2014 – “After” photo

Saturday, August 23rd / Sunday, August 24th
Saturday – writing / arranging / recording / mixing at Inner Nova records – “I Wish”
Sunday – Darin setup and recorded his drum parts over at The Cave for “I Wish”, while Bill and Andrew Colyer worked on the structure for “Geode”

Bill Shannon works out his guitar parts in The Cave.
Bill Shannon works out his guitar parts in The Cave.
Darin Brannon works out his drum parts in The Cave.
Darin Brannon works out his drum parts in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer works out his keyboard parts in The Cave.
Andrew Colyer works out his keyboard parts in The Cave.

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