Circuline is excited and proud to officially announce the newest (and hopefully last) band member, Joel Simches!
Boston-area native Joel Simches has classical training and real-world contemporary music experience on orchestral percussion, drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and voice. He has performed and toured worldwide leading his own bands, as an ensemble member, as a sound engineer, and tour manager. Notable acts include Bang Camaro, DeVotchKa, Count Zero, Amanda Palmer’s Dresden Dolls, and Butterscott. His AllMusic credits list over 25 albums that Joel has been a part of, as a musician, composer, engineer, and producer.
Joel started out as Circuline’s live sound engineer, and when the bass position in Circuline became available in 2016, he jumped at the chance to audition. After impressing the band with his preparation, he toured the last four months of the year with Circuline, including the traveling Sonic Voyage Fest, gigs in New York City and New Jersey, and Progtoberfest in Chicago. Joel proved himself to be a great asset.
Joel Simches is a great player, a damn good live sound engineer, and an all-around happy and fun guy to hang with. With his background and experience, he is a great fit for Circuline. We’re happy to welcome him to our band!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the shows on the 2016 Sonic Voyage Fest tour!
Thanks also to Stratospheerius and Cell 15 for their awesome performances!
Pictures coming soon!
Musician/Engineer/Multi-instrumentalist Joel Simches will join Circuline on bass for the Fall Sonic Voyage Fest! Many of you have seen Joel playing bass on the YES Cruise to the Edge Late Night Live Prog Experience. We feel really fortunate to have him on board for this tour. In addition to being a consummate professional, he’s the kind of guy you just love hanging out with. Hope to see you at one of our shows in three weeks!
Wednesday, September 28th – Camp Hill (Harrisburg area), Pennsylvania – Gullifty’s
Thursday, September 29th – Cleveland, Ohio – Wilbert’s
Friday, September 30th – Sylvania (Toledo area), Ohio – Sodbuster
Saturday, October 1st – Binghamton, New York – Cyber Cafe West
Progression Magazine‘s Fall 2015 issue gives a four star review (our of five) to Circuline’s debut album, and features the Sonic Voyage Fest! Included in the write-up are Andrew Colyer, David Mercado, Joe Deninzon, Natalie Brown, William Spillane, and triple-threat bassist Paul Ranieri. Circuline, Shadow Eden, and Stratospheerius founded the Sonic Voyage Fest in May 2015. Special thanks to John Collinge for the feature!