The Orange Circus Band
• B I O •
The Orange Circus Band is a raucous Bluegrass/Country collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA.
Whilst having a hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains - largely inspired by Granny Alice -The Orange Circus Band produces original music that has a wholly unique, fresh sound. You can expect wild playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy guaranteed to raise the roof and warm the hearts.
Whilst releasing the single 'Gold 'n' Rum' with its accompanying video shot across northern Italian territory, The Orange Circus Band has been performing a stack of UK gigs in 2017, playing festivals, touring Europe, whilst also hosting the 'Walking with Music' tour across southern Spain. This year they’re recording their 2nd album and will be embarking on a Winter/Spring Tour in the UK.
In the past they’ve toured in the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and Italy and have played with the likes of Noah and The Whale’s Urby Whale, Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers, The Grahams, and Born Crooked. They have guested at The 100 Club, and the world-famous Troubadour in London where Bob Dylan first performed when he came to London.
Their first single release, Carmen Town, was produced by Leigh Lawson (Mumford & Sons, CRYPTOCHROME). Click on the link to watch the playful video to Carmen Town, animated by Marvel comic artist, Guillermo Ortego.
• TV , R A D I O + P R E S S •
The Huffington Post, Maverick Magazine, Americana UK, Bluegrass Today, BBC Introducing Cornwall (live session), BBC Radio Kent (live sessions), Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Gold, last.fm, Radio Reverb, Wandsworth Radio, Jersey Post, South Wales Evening Post, Balcony TV, Jam TV
• P R E S S Q U O T E S •
"Now this is fun, the new single from the Orange Circus Band, a UK/Virginia outfit who look destined for big things."
- Jeremy Searle, Americana UK
"I can't think of anyone else out there making music like them. If Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground joined forces and made a Bluegrass album, this would be it"
– Rory Carlile, The Harrison
“Theirs is a fresh, bright, exciting sound with energy and pizzaz aplenty”
– Fatea Magazine
“The Orange Circus Band is a band that fill my heart with joy and make me sing out loud. An amazing collective of musicians with an incredible collection of songs”
– Jason Dorman, The Tubridge Wells Forum
(UK’s best small music venue as voted by NME)
• L I N E U P •
Flash Hearth (lead vocals / guitar / harmonica)
Raven (fiddle / mandolin / vocals)
Jessie Moonlight (lead vocals / banjo)
Dusty Springsteen (Mandolin/bass)
Hound Dog Jake (Double Bass)