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!
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!
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’s new album Counterpoint received an excellent review in the UK’s Classic Rock Society magazine!
“Confident in its vision…..a very particular style…..What we have here is drama – big, bombastic, epic progressive rock with everything turned up to 11. The production is massive…..two excellent lead vocalists in Natalie Brown and Billy Spillane, so add Colyer’s third vocal and we have some very effective harmonies…..the music matches the production…..Colyer’s dominant keyboards are excellent throughout, recalling Keith Emerson particularly…..short instrumental vignettes are also nicely used…..high on quality and craft…..for those that like their prog powerful and dramatic, it’s a must listen.”
Thank you so much to Miles, David, and SL at Classic Rock Society for this review!