CIRCU5 is the project of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Steve Tilling. Five years in the making, the 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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CIRCU5 is the project of multi-instrumentalist, Steve Tilling, featuring guest performances from Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big Train), Phil Spalding (Mike Oldfield), Matt Backer (Julian Lennon), Alan van Kleef (Ariel X), Johnny Warman (Peter Gabriel) and Andy Neve (Steve Hackett).

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
CIRCU5’s thoughtful story lines, raw and powerful music, progressive rock creativity and alt-rock muscle have produced an album that’s both big and clever.
— Dave Franklin, Dancing About Architecture
Great album… an everyday story of black ops and psychopath management.
— Progzilla Radio
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
Occasionally, you come across an album that’s quite special - CIRCU5 is one of those albums.
— The Lost Art, Midlands Metalheads Radio
CIRCU5 sounds like the errant offspring of Foo Fighters and King Crimson.
— The Herald
CIRCU5 is the work of a man who knows who he is as an artist and does what he likes doing.
— Progressive Music Planet

A child raised as a psychopath.

Could this be the subject of an album that rocks and intrigues in equal measures? The answer's a sinister 'yes', if the debut album from CIRCU5 is anything to go by.

If you're a fan of alt-rock bands like Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age, and progressive acts such as King Crimson, Rush and Yes, CIRCU5 should be in your collection. "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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