October 14: Smiling Skull Saloon, Athens, OH, Sonic Voyage Presents King Llama
October 19: New Paradigm Brewing, 600 S. Main Street, Elkhart, IN w/ Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, King Llama, Crimson Courier, Admission: $10. 574-295-8882. newparadigmbrewing.com
October 20: Frequency, 121 W. Main Street, Madison, WI w/ Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, King Llama, White Bush Unicorn. Admission: $10 ($3 surcharge for minors) 608-819-8777. 18 and over. madisonfrequency.com
October 22: Peoria Pizza Works, Sonic Voyage Presents King Llama
October 31: Halloween at the Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem, NY w/ Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Valence, Ad Astra. Admission: $5. 212-690-7807. 21 and over. shrinenyc.com
November 10: Cyber Cafe West, Binghamton, NY: Sonic Voyage Presents Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius
November 11: Wilberts, 812 Huron Rd., Cleveland, OH w/ Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Ego. Admission: $10, 216-902-4663. Record release party for Joe’s album, “Guilty of Innocence.” 21 and over. wilbertsmusic.com
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, and friends: Trio of Madness, and Thrilldriver will be rocking Olive’s, 118a Main Street, in Nyack, Admission is $5, venue phone is 845-358-3120, http://oliveboss1.wixsite.com/olives.
Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Ad Astra, and Valence will perform The Night of the Living Shred, Thursday, March 9. 10 pm: The Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (at 135th St.), Manhattan, NY, 212-690-7807.
“Forbidden Planet” – Music by Andrew Colyer and Darin Brannon. Lyrics and vocal melodies by Randy McStine. Additional vocal harmonies by Andrew Colyer, Natalie Brown, and William Spillane. Guest guitarist is Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project).
Circuline’s newest release, “Counterpoint” (May 2016), features an All-Star lineup of SEVEN guest guitarists: Randy McStine (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance); Doug Ott (Enchant); Alek Darson (Fright Pig, Meridian Voice Project); Ryche Chlanda (Fireballet, Renaissance, Flying Dreams); Alan Shikoh (Glass Hammer); Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact, Dave Kerzner); and Stanley Whitaker (Happy the Man, Oblivion Sun). The compositional team of Colyer/Brannon returned for this second album, partnered with the songwriting of McStine, and the vocal arrangements of Spillane/Brown/Colyer. Immediately, the album started garnering praise and new fans.
Performing original cinematic progressive rock, Circuline was founded in 2014 when former progressive rock tribute band Downing Grey members Andrew Colyer (keyboards, vocals), Bill Shannon (guitars, vocals), and Darin Brannon (drums, percussion) had a burning desire to write original material. Lead vocalists Billy Spillane and Natalie Brown were up for the challenge, having performed in countless venues as singers, actors, dancers, and rock musicians. New guitarist Beledo (as of January 2016) brings a whole new dimension to the band’s compositions and live performances.
Circuline’s debut album, “Return” (released Spring 2015), featured Guest Artists Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) on bass, Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) as a songwriter and vocalist, and Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius) on electric violin. Paul Ranieri (Shadow Eden, Mark Wood Rock Orchestra) joined the lineup as touring bassist in late 2014, and joined the band for their second album starting in summer 2015.
Art direction, graphic design, and video editing: Darin Brannon
Band marketing: Andrew Colyer
Band management and booking: Thomas Palmieri of NicJoy Productions
Legal Management: Ronald Bienstock
Photography by Rob Shannon (Fotopic.com)
Much needed sarcasm and general snarkiness: Natalie Brown
The New Jersey Prog House will bring Circuline back to perform for the second time, for their CD Release Party! Special guest Ad Astra will open the show. All paid attendees will receive a copy of the new CD “Counterpoint”, first drink ticket, a slab of bacon, and a chocolate chip cookie in a good bag! Plus your name will be entered into a drawing for a free house concert! Plus we’re working on some other cool stuff to giveaway…….please come and join us!
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 Location: Roxy and Dukes, Dunellen, New Jersey
Time: Doors at 7 pm; Ad Astra 7:30 to 8:30 pm; Circuline 9 pm to 10:30 pm