What do you get when you take two theatrical lead vocalists, a keyboard player from Juilliard, a musical savant playing guitar, and a drummer with progressive rock in his DNA? The new modern ProgRock band Circuline.
Performing original and classic progressive rock, Circuline was founded in 2014 when former progressive rock tribute band Downing Grey members Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals), Bill Shannon (guitars, vocals), and Darin Brannon (drums, percussion) had a burning desire to write original material. Lead vocalists Billy Spillane and Natalie Brown were up for the challenge, having performed in countless venues as singers, actors, dancers, and rock musicians.
Circuline’s debut album (to be released Spring 2015) will feature Guest Artists Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) on bass, Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) as a songwriter and vocalist, and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius) on electric violin. Paul Ranieri (Shadow Eden) is currently the touring bassist with the band.
“Cinematic….refined…..polished…..smooth as silk…..not what you usually hear from a first album…..” – Marty Dorfman (AKA The Prog Doctor), House of Prog
“There are many layers here on first listen…delicately placed strips of all manner of sounds interwoven and joined without a hint of the seam…It’s that good, and only gets better upon each playing…Trust me – You’ll know what I mean when you listen to Return yourselves.” – Paul Watson, Progarchy.com
Geoff Downes (YES, Asia) said of Andrew Colyer – “Very good…you’ve got the Prog Rock chops.”
“A wild progressive ride which transcends the past into the future…what a great band!” – ‘Front Row” Dave Beesmer, attendee of over 1000 concerts and videographer for over 300 concerts
“I got a YES vibe with a modern take on it.” – Gary Godin, Boston, Massachusetts
“Great sound, great band!” – Andrea Leigh Mitchell, Goshen, Indiana
“Sounds…fresh and forward looking…I REALLY like it!” – Brian Hutton, Monifieth, Angus, United Kingdom