What do you get when you take two theatrical lead vocalists, a keyboard player from Juilliard, a versatile rock virtuoso on guitar, a zany bass player from another galaxy, and a drummer with progressive rock in his DNA?
The modern cinematic ProgRock band Circuline. Nominated for PROG Magazine’s 2016 Limelight award for best new band, Circuline has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England in summer 2017 opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the 13th International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia's Liberty Music Fest, Chicago's Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.
“One of the things that first gripped me about Circuline is how much the music DOESN’T sound like anything or anyone else. Definitely cut from the cloth of Progressive Rock, using many of the same tools available to our Prog forebears, but fashioned into something totally fresh and original. I remember listening through [the second studio album] ‘Counterpoint’ and thinking, “they made this whole album without depending on Mellotron sounds for added Prog cred”; and further, no keyboard solos that sounded like Tony Banks. At some point, even “progressive music” will cease to progress, if it just repackages things that were new 40 or 50 years ago. I felt that Circuline did a totally admirable job of holding the Prog torch, and using its light to forge a path forward, to something unique.” — Rick Steinau, via Facebook, June 2020