CIRCU5

CIRCU5 is the project of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Steve Tilling. The debut album features guest performances from Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big Train), Phil Spalding (Seal, Mick Jagger), Matt Backer (Julian Lennon, ABC), Alan van Kleef (Rachel Stamp, Ariel X), Johnny Warman (Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr) and Andy Neve (Steve Hackett, Godley & Creme).

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Steve Tilling has made a compelling debut. It’s a tight, dark intelligent album… albeit one plentifully and carefully decorated with accessible hooks and melodies... the depth of Tilling’s wanderlust is his most progressive asset.
— Prog magazine

CIRCU5 is the project of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Steve Tilling. The debut album features guest performances from Dave Gregory(XTCBig Big Train), Phil Spalding (Mike Oldfield), Matt Backer (Julian Lennon), Alan van Kleef (Ariel X)Johnny Warman (Peter Gabriel) and Andy Neve (Steve Hackett).

Debut album of the year - it’s absolutely stunning.
— The Titus Jennings Experience
Steve Tilling has given us a musical spectacle that will stand the test of time. Great songwriting combined with superb musicianship and a concept that works, CIRCU5 is a triumph.
— Progradar
There is a brilliance to the album as you listen all the way through… CIRCU5 runs through your veins like a shot of adrenaline.
— The Closet Concert Arena
The only way to play this album is loud, proud, and with a massive smile on your face. 9 out of 10.
— Frame Music
Occasionally, you come across an album that’s quite special - CIRCU5 is one of those albums.
— The Lost Art, Midlands Metalheads Radio
Kick ass… Exceptionally composed… Stunning…
— Metal Temple

ROLL UP FOR CIRCU5

A child raised as a psychopath. That's the subject of CIRCU5 - an album that rocks and intrigues in equal measures. CIRCU5 is the solo project of British multi-instrumentalist and session musician, Steve Tilling, who handles almost all instrument and vocal duties on his debut album.

Five years in the making, the album features guest performances from Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big Train), Phil Spalding (Mike Oldfield), Matt Backer (Julian Lennon), Alan van Kleef (Rachel Stamp), Johnny Warman (Peter Gabriel) and Andy Neve (Steve Hackett).

It's an album awash with great melodies, powerful hooks and, where needed, surprising twists and turns. "The album mirrors the ups and downs in my life while making it," says Steve Tilling. "There were dark times, but everything ended positively. I wanted to make an album that's fun to listen to but has a good story for those who like to dig deeper."

Clues to the story are dotted throughout the album, but Steve is happy to give away the essence: "It traces the life of a child raised as a psychopath in a secret government organisation, which aims to cure the condition while harnessing positive traits for certain roles. The character discovers the truth as a dysfunctional adult – with catastrophic consequences."

 

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