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Circuline Photos – Week 23, 2020


When Circuline transmuted from the progressive rock tribute band Downing Grey into an all-original band in 2014, one of the first things that founding members Bill Shannon, Darin Brannon, and Andrew Colyer did in the first few months was to head to the Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  A great time was had by all, and we set our sights on returning to perform on that big beautiful stage with all of the other great acts that George Roldan has there every year.  We returned two years later, and Circuline’s 2016 performance is captured and documented in the live CD/DVD/Blu-ray “CircuLive::Majestik”. 

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Circuline Photos – Week 22, 2020


Circuline had its beginnings in the progressive rock tribute band, Downing Grey. We would cover nine bands per night, performing three hour concerts of YES, Genesis, ELP, Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, King Crimson, UK, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, and Rush (the only non-British prog band). This picture of keyboardist Andrew Colyer and guitarist Bill Shannon is from May 2013, at a grueling DG rehearsal in Newburgh, New York…..

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Circuline Photos – Week 21, 2020

Circuline’s Darin Brannon, at the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest). The band’s performance is captured in the live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, “CircuLive::Majestik”. Hopefully the festival will be back next year!
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Circuline Photos – Week 20, 2020

Circuline’s Natalie Brown, at the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest). The band’s performance is captured in the live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, “CircuLive::Majestik”. Hopefully the festival will be back next year!
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Circuline Photos – Week 19, 2020


Circuline’s William “Billy” Spillane, at the 13th International Rites of Spring Festival (RoSfest).  The band’s performance is captured in the live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray, “CircuLive::Majestik”.  Hopefully the festival will be back next year!
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CircuLive::Majestik Review + Interview in Classic Rock Society Magazine (UK)

Thank you so much, Laurence Todd and Classic Rock Society, for the cover listing, the kind words in the review, and the two-page interview with Circuline’s Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon, for the CircuLive::Majestik CD/DVD/Blu-ray in Issue 229!

“Making something of a deserved name for themselves…..the quality of the musicianship….in the end it’s the songs and the music that counts…..all these elements combine together…..all these can be found in Circuline.”

“Extremely gifted musicians, whose skills blend effectively to make an impressive whole, greater than the sum of their parts. Progressive and melodic…..complex but always accessible…..ample testament to their potency as a band.”

“Quite a statement, with some epic playing and some great songs…..making people sit up and take notice of them.”

Progression Magazine Gives 4-Star Review to CircuLive::Majestik

Progression Magazine’s (U.S.) Issue 74 gives a four star review (out of five) to CircuLive::Majestik!!

“A great summary of the ensemble’s unique assets…..impressive…..contemporary American prog, melodically oriented with charming personality…..has an episodic/cinematic sense of flow that keeps you engaged for its duration…..spine chilling…..tasty…..soulful…..tastefully edited…..exquisitely mixed.”

Special thanks to John Collinge for the feature!

Prog Radar Gives Stellar Review of CircuLive::Majestik

Thank you so much, Martin Hutchinson of Prog Radar, for this great review of CircuLive::Majestik!!

“Highly impressive progressive rock act…..dramatic and powerful performances…..bombastically brilliant…..raises the hairs on the back of my neck…..well shot DVD draws you in and makes you feel as if you are part of the whole experience…..soaring to the heights of The Majestic’s roof…..in this spellbinding show, it’s not just a concert, it really is like going to the theatre to watch a musical extravaganza and Circuline really deliver that”

“As live albums go this one has to be right up there with some of the recent best. Having excellent songs is a good start but to be able to translate those tracks into the live arena this well takes some real skill and Circuline have that in spades.”

For the full review:
https://www.progradar.org/index.php/2018/08/16/review-circuline-circulive-majestik-by-progradar/

CircuLive::Majestik Great Review on RockMuzine (Netherlands)

Thank you so much, Esther Kessel-Tamerus, for the great review of the CircuLive::Majestik CD/DVD, rating it an 85/100!

“Surely rocking….captivating, surprising, and experimental in nature…epic…sparkling in terms of performance…with this release, Circuline proves that they are a solid live band. (85/100)”

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