After a year and a half with Circuline, playing on Counterpoint, performing at RoSfest, Progtoberfest, Sonic Voyage Fest, and shows in England, guitarist Beledo has decided to focus on growing his jazz career. Beledo is a great guitarist, and we wish him the best of luck!
Performing with Circuline at ProgStock 2017 will be international guitarist Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project)!
Circuline co-leaders Darin Brannon and Andrew Colyer saw Alek perform for the first time with Fright Pig at the 2014 Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest). RoSfest is a 10-band progressive rock weekend, which is a lot to take in at one time. Alek was so awesome that he stood out among the crowd. Darin and Andrew remembered him. Later that year, in October at the 2014 New Jersey Proghouse Homecoming, Darin and Andrew saw Alek onstage again, performing a rock-jazz fusion show with Meridian Voice Project. They connected that weekend, and when Circuline needed guest guitar players for the Counterpoint album, they called Alek.
What many people don’t know about Alek is that not only is he a virtuoso guitar player, but also a highly trained recording and mixing engineer who has produced over 12 albums. Originally from Serbia, Alek went to school for audio engineering and worked for many years running his own studio, before coming to the U.S. and attending Berklee School of Music for performance and composition.
Alek contributed guitar tracks to the songs “Forbidden Planet”, “Hollow”, was the mixing engineer for the Counterpoint album, and is featured in the band’s Official Video for “Forbidden Planet” (see below). We’re excited to be performing with him at ProgStock!