'The Police' legend Andy Summers announces new band 'Circa Zero'

‘The Police’ legend Andy Summers announces new band ‘Circa Zero’

Legendary guitarist with The Police, and fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter, Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist producer Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero—a band poised to blow people away with its unique brand of rock and roll intensity

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Legendary guitarist with The Police, and fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter, Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist producer Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero—a band poised to blow people away with its unique brand of rock and roll intensity.  Taking full advantage of an immediate musical chemistry, Circa Zero recorded their debut album CIRCUS HERO at Summers’ studio ‘Bowl of Cherries’ in Los Angeles.  Co-produced by Summers and Giles, CIRCUS HERO is an exhilarating musical ride created by musicians dead-set on launching a longterm vibrant endeavour.

CIRCUS HERO will be released on 28 March 2014 on 429 Records through Universal Music Australia.
In addition, the band will perform at South by Southwest music festival (Universal Musicshowcase and others TBA).
To hear the first single ‘Levitation’ check out Billboard’s interview with Andy Summers, where he also reveals that touring with The Police in 07/08 whetted his appetite to play in a rock band again.
Fresh off The Police reunion tour, Summers was intent on remaining in the rock world after years of pushing the boundaries with his solo projects. The two-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was energised to record again and his search for a musical cohort ended when he discovered Rob Giles performing with his band, The Rescues, at the Troubadour.  Circa Zero is an exciting new chapter for both of them—the name referring to both starting with a blank musical slate to create a wholly unique sound, a sound with few, if any, ties to the past.  “It’s an uncategorisable rock record, built around great songs that we are both extremely proud of,” states Giles.
Says Summers: “From the start, we were on the same team going all the same places together. That kind of feeling is very rare. I had it with Sting but there’s been no one else since then, so it’s very magical when it happens. This is that thing.”  
DEBUT ALBUM “CIRCUS HERO” DUE 28 MARCH
For more information visit: www.429records.com

 

 

 

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