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Circuline Receives Feature in PROG Magazine Issue 69

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Circuline received a two-page Feature in PROG Magazine 69!  Following a 45-minute Skype interview with Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon, rock journalist Rich Wilson wrote a great story about Circuline’s past, present, and future, including tales of Downing Grey, founding guitarist Bill Shannon’s departure, first album learning experiences, and the new album Counterpoint.

Marillion graced the cover with a 12-page article, and other features included Barclay James Harvest, Aisles, The Pineapple Thief, Russian Circles, Dream The Electric Sleep, Wolverine, and Ashley Hutchings.

Thank you so much to Jerry Ewing, Rich Wilson, and everyone at PROG Magazine!

 

Circuline Releases New Official Video for “Silence Revealed”

“Silence Revealed” – Music by Andrew Colyer, Darin Brannon, and Bill Shannon. Lyrics and vocal melodies by Randy McStine.  Additional vocal harmony arrangements by Andrew Colyer, Natalie Brown, and William Spillane.  Guest electric violin solo by Joe Deninzon.

Circuline’s debut album features 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 (Mark Wood Rock Orchestra), seen in the above video, is the new bassist with the band.

Video recorded at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York,; New Jersey ProgHouse, Dunellen, NJ: and Enigma Dance Hall in Milan, New York. Additional video courtesy of Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius.

Video editing: Darin Brannon  |  Marketing and Advertising: Andrew Colyer

Band Management and booking: Thomas Palmieri
Legal Management: Ronald Bienstock

Much-needed sarcasm and general snarkiness: Natalie Brown

 

Circuline Guitarist Bill Shannon Moves On

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We would like to announce that founding member, guitarist Bill Shannon has decided to move on to other life projects.  We can’t thank Bill enough for his contributions to Circuline’s debut album, RETURN.  

For those who don’t know, Bill not only furnished all the guitar tracks for the debut album, he was also solely responsible for the band’s logo and all artistic design of merchandise, posters, and all other advertising:  BillShannonArt.com

Undeniably, Bill’s talents were integral to the success of our debut album, RETURN, and he will be missed.  He is a great guy and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens…”  Fortunately for us, not just one door, but a few have opened!  Randy McStine and Matt Dorsey have agreed to ‘return’ with their talents as guest artists for the second album, and there will be more guest star surprises to be revealed soon…

Change is good.

Circuline Begins Composing Second Album

Circuline is back in the The Cave, composing and recording the second album!  Look for a March 2016 release date.  Here are some photos from the June and July writing and recording sessions.

Darin Brannon sets up his drum mics in The Cave.

Darin Brannon sets up his drum mics in The Cave.

Andrew Colyer trying out some new keyboard sounds for Circuline's second album.

Andrew Colyer tries some new keyboard sounds for Circuline’s second album.

Bill Shannon working on new guitar parts in The Cave.

Bill Shannon working on new guitar parts in The Cave.

Darin Brannon behind his drum kit in The Cave.

Darin Brannon behind his drum kit in The Cave.

"How does this sound?  Do we need more Mellotron?"

“How does this sound? Do we need more Mellotron?”

Bill Shannon in The Cave.

Bill Shannon in The Cave.

Andrew Colyer's new keyboard rig - a MacBook Pro running Mainstage 3, controlling a Muse Receptor.

Andrew Colyer’s new keyboard rig – a MacBook Pro running Mainstage 3, controlling a Muse Receptor.

Andrew Colyer composing in The Cave for Circuline's second album.

Andrew Colyer composing in The Cave for Circuline’s second album.

 

Circuline Spring Tour 2015

Circuline at the Bearsville Theater - Woodstock, New York

Circuline at the Bearsville Theater – Woodstock, New York

Circuline members Bill Shannon (guitar), Natalie Brown (lead vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), and Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals) onstage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York

Circuline members Bill Shannon (guitar), Natalie Brown (lead vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), and Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals) onstage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York

Darin Brannon at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York

Circuline drummer/percussionist Darin Brannon at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, New York

Circuline in the green room just before taking the stage at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York

Circuline in the green room at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York

These photos are courtesy of Rob Shannon Photography, Catskill, New York.
More photos coming soon!