CHECK OUT THE SONG THAT SPOOKED THE UK GOVERNMENT...
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...
*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 https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/stourport-on-severn/the-civic-stourport/fusion-2019 - 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!
A year ago today, I released my first album - CIRCU5. The result of five years writing and recording, I put all I had into it, singing and playing almost everything (apart from some guest spots from great musicians like Dave Gregory, Johnny Warman and Matt Backer).
To mark the occasion, the CIRCU5 CD (personally signed) is available at 30% off - £6.99 plus postage (full price £9.99 plus postage). This offer expires at midnight on Sunday 30 September. To get your CD, click here (https://www.circu5.com/signedcd) and enter this discount code at the checkout: CIRCU501
I'm currently focusing on TC&I (with ex-XTC members Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers). But CIRCU5 will return.
I still love the album. I hope you do too.
I'm delighted to reveal the new video for The Amazing Monstrous Grady. Hope you like it!
Directed and produced by Yvonne Wootton. Grading and special effects: Dan Sollis at Digital Distortion. Graphics: Stu Rowe. Featuring Steve Tilling, Johnny Warman, Dave Gregory and Lou Dommett Young.
This Friday (16/3/18), 7pm, frolic with me through the crazy world of Circu5 - on Marlow FM's Friday Rock Show. The host will be picking my fried brain about the album, its story, songs, and esteemed guests. Expect joy, tears, laughter and a chat about lobsters. https://www.marlowfm.co.uk
Check out this hour-long interview with Steve Tilling (Circu5) on the Pete Feenstra Feature from Get Ready to Rock Radio. In this special, Steve chats to Pete about his music and influences, and we hear tracks from the Circu5 album.
Here's a new lyric video for the last song from the Circu5 album - 'The Chosen One - Ascension' - featuring Dave Gregory on electric guitar, and Matt Backer on additional electric guitar. Photography by Lou Young, and design by Rich Webb. I hope you have a great 2018. Cheers, Steve.
Thanks to Prog magazine for the great article and review in the latest issue (81), available now... "Steve Tilling has made a compelling debut. It's a tight, dark intelligent album."... "It's a thinking man's album, albeit one plentifully and carefully decorated with accessible hooks and melodies... the depth of Tilling's wanderlust is his most progressive asset." Check out the album here: http://www.smarturl.it/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.
Keefa presents... the latest issue of Prog magazine (80), featuring CIRCU5 on the cover CD with parts one and two of the CIRCU5 epic, The Chosen One (Baptism and Transiguration). The track features Alan van Kleef on drums, Matt Backer (ABC, Julian Lennon) on blistering end guitar solo, and Phil Spalding (Mike Oldfield) on 'Pearl & Dean' harmonies. http://teamrock.com/prog
The CIRCU5 album is being exclusively distributed by leading UK progressive/rock label BURNING SHED, which is home to artists including Pink Floyd, David Bowie, King Crimson, XTC, and many more. Order the CD with 28-page booklet for £9.99 now at https://burningshed.com/circu5_circu5_cd.
CIRCU5 is delighted to have signed a publishing deal with Yell Music. Yell Music is run by the lovely Jana Yell, who has been involved in the music industry most of her life. Her longest and most recent time was with Warner/Chappell Music in London. (7/2017)