Circuline is excited to announce the last of the Guest Guitarists for the second album, “Counterpoint”.
Guest #7 of 7: Doug Ott (Enchant). Doug is the co-leader, chief songwriter, and rocking guitarist for the progressive rock band Enchant. Enchant have spent more than 25 years in the progressive rock scene, with an 11-year hiatus in studio album discography between 2003 and 2014. They returned to the studio and live performance with their recent release, “The Great Divide”.
Andrew Colyer met Enchant keyboardist Bill Jenkins on the Moody Blues Cruise and Cruise to the Edge in 2014. Bill was performing with Sound of Contact, and Andrew was performing with the Prog Rock Orchestra. Bill and Andrew met up again in 2015 at the 12th international Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest) where Enchant was performing, and got introduced to Doug. Andrew and Darin Brannon were impressed with Enchant’s live performance and new album, and when Circuline needed another guitarist for their second album, they called Doug.
Doug is contributing guitar tracks to the song “Who I Am”. We’re excited and grateful to be working with him!
Circuline is excited to continue announcing the Guest Guitarists for the second album, “Counterpoint”.
Guest #6 of 7: Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance, The Fringe, Pink Floyd Experience). Randy, one of the most prolific musicians out there, recently returned from a European tour with the Jane Getter Premonition, then left immediately to go back out on tour with the Pink Floyd Experience. He and his band The Fringe will be performing this May at the Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), where they will be having their CD release party.
Andrew Colyer met Randy on the Moody Blues Cruise and Cruise to the Edge in 2014. Randy was performing with Sound of Contact, Andrew was performing with the Prog Rock Orchestra, and when Circuline needed a singer-songwriter for their first album, they called Randy.
Randy contributed lyrics, melodies, and vocals for “Return”, and is again contributing lyrics and melodies for the seven vocal songs on this upcoming album, “Counterpoint”.
Randy is also contributing guitar tracks to the instrumental piece “New Day”. We’re excited and grateful to be working with him!
Circuline is proud to continue announcing the Guest Guitarists for the second album, “Counterpoint”.
Guest #2: Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact, Beth Hart). Andrew Colyer performed on keys/vocals with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2013 Moody Blues Cruise and YES Cruise to the Edge, sharing the bill on both cruises with Sound of Contact. Andrew and Matt got to hang out quite a bit during those two weeks at sea, in addition to SoC’s North American spring tour in New York City and RoSfest 2013. That connection evolved into Matt playing bass on five tracks and mixing Circuline’s entire debut album, “Return”. Matt also flew out to play some live gigs with Circuline on the U.S. east coast in November 2014.
Matt is contributing guitar tracks to the song “Summit”, and we’re grateful to have him on the album!
This video features Circuline band members Andrew Colyer (keyboards/vocals), Bill Shannon (guitars/vocals), Billy Spillane (lead vocals), Darin Brannon (drums/percussion), and Natalie Brown (lead vocals).
Guest Artists include Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) on bass, and Randy McStine’s (Lo-Fi Resistance) songwriting on lyrics and melody lines.
Video recorded at Vinnie’s Garage (Vinnie Martucci, engineer), Coldbrook Productions (Julie Last, engineer), Thid1 Productions (Matt Dorsey, engineer), and the Dover Brick House (Dover, New Hampshire). Special thanks to Linda Roberts and David Young for their iPhone videos!
Photos taken at Putnam Den (Saratoga Springs, NY), Keegan Ales (Kingston, NY), Enigma Dance Hall (Milan, NY), Ralph’s Rock Diner (Worcester, MA), and the Dover Brick House (Dover, NH). Special thanks to photographers Denise Romano Bright and Greg Thompson for their professional photos used in this first video!
Also special thanks to Bob Larkin and Lori Schladebeck for the fantastic light show where we got some of these great photos!
Art direction and graphic design: Bill Shannon
Video editing: Darin Brannon
Band booking and marketing: Andrew Colyer
Assistant booking and logistics: Tom Palmieri
Much needed sarcasm and general snarkiness: Natalie Brown
Bassist Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) will be joining Circuline for two Debut Performances in the Northeastern U.S.!!
The first 20 people get a FREE T-Shirt and copy of Circuline’s Debut CD!
EVERYONE who comes to the show gets a Digital Download Card for the entire album plus bonus artwork and behind the scenes photos and video!
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – Dover, New Hampshire
–The Dover Brick House – “An Evening of Progressive Rock”
–sharing the bill with recent RoSfest act Elephants of Scotland
–Time: 8:00 pm
Friday, November 7, 2014 – Worcester, Massachusetts
–Ralph’s Rock & Roll Diner
–sharing the bill with Shadow Eden
–Time: 8:00 pm
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WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE – LOOKING FORWARD TO GIVING YOU FREE STUFF!!