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).

New freaks join CIRCU5!

CIRCU5 is delighted to welcome two monstrous performers to its ranks…

LEE MOULDING (TC&I (ex-XTC), Rewire the Time Machine) on drums and vocals, and CHRIS O'LEARY (K band) on guitar and vocals.

Catch the amazing new line up at THE WATER RATS, London on FRIDAY 14 JUNE, with Mellotronanism (Fossil Fools). Get your tickets here!

It's true, folks...


CIRCU5 hit upon a story about a child raised as a psychopath in a secret government organisation. Hear the song that sparked some strange enquiries about the source of the writer's information...

It's CIRCU5 - the band!

*ANNOUNCEMENT* Ladies, gents and non-gendered life forms… introducing the all-new CIRCU5 band!

Matt Backer - guitar and vocals. I've played with Matt for many years in Johnny Warman's band. A virtuoso, he plays with ABC and has a solo career that's really taking off (Matt Backer Music). He has great vocal talents, axe skills, teeth and hair.

Mark Kilminster - bass and vocals. Mark is the frontman and bass player for fellow Swindon rockers, Tin Spirits. A mind-blowing singer and bassist, he also has great teeth and hair.

Greg Pringle - drums. Greg also plays with me in Johnny Warman's band. A fabulous drummer, he's played with Roger Daltrey and in The Who's Quadrophenia shows. Young. Fit. Teeth. Hair.

… and me (Steve Tilling/Grady) - lead vocals and guitar. Clawing frantically to keep up with these other talented buggers. Crap teeth and hair.

Our debut live appearance is at the FUSION 2019 festival on Sunday 24 March 2019 at The Civic in Stourport. Get your tickets at - and tell your descendants you witnessed CIRCU5's first live show.

I'm so chuffed I'm no longer the sole freak in CIRCU5, and that I have Matt, Mark and Greg accompanying me in my cage.

Cheers - see you soon!


Welcome to CIRCU5

It's here... the CIRCU5 album. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. The CD comes with a 28-page booklet, 'secret document' and a card for a high-quality album download - all for £9.99. This has been a lifelong goal, and a five-year journey with many ups and downs. So, thanks for listening and supporting me. I appreciate it. If you like what you hear, please support me by exploring your purchase choices here.

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