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CIRCA: Featuring Former YES Members Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood Release New CD ‘And So On’

8/1/2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Prog fans across the globe are buzzing with excitement about the new CD release by CIRCA: featuring former YES members Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood. ‘And So On’ is the 4th release from the innovative progressive rock ensemble and currently available at the band’s official website www.circahq.com. Along with veteran YES rockers Tony Kaye (keyboards) and Billy Sherwood (guitar, vocals), CIRCA: features Johnny Bruhns on guitar and Ronnie Ciago on drums. “Although the album was not written as a concept record, the songs are somehow tied together and are all symbiotic,” Billy Sherwood explains, “it’s really just an evolution of CIRCA: music. This is our 3rd Studio release.”

The band was formed in 2007 by Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood. The debut self-titled CD, ‘CIRCA:’, also featured YES drummer Alan White and Jimmy Haun on guitar, with guest appearances by Michael Sherwood and Cole Coleman. The album includes two tracks based on material Billy Sherwood co-wrote with Trevor Rabin in 1995. A two-track download-only EP was previously available for a short period in the United States. The band’s debut live show was on August 23, 2007 in San Juan Capistrano, with a set that included an extended instrumental medley of Yes tunes. A DVD of this show was released as ‘CIRCA: Live’ in February 2008. A few North American dates followed in early 2008, with Jay Schellen, a previous collaborator of Sherwood’s and Kaye’s, filling in for White on one date.

In July 2008, Jay Schellen permanently replaced Alan White, who chose to focus on his work in Yes. The new line-up recorded an album ‘CIRCA: HQ’ in the latter half of 2008, and was released on January 14, 2009. Early 2011 saw a band change, with guitarist Johnny Bruhns replacing Jimmy Haun and Ronnie Ciago replacing Jay Schellen, who wanted to focus on work with Asia Featuring John Payne. CIRCA’s next release ‘Overflow’ is a collection of extra bonus material from the first and second recording sessions, available only as a digital download via iTunes. And now in 2011, after years of anticipation from fans of the band around the world, the new CIRCA: CD ‘And So On’ is available! In support of the new CD release, plans to tour are in the works.

“There are plans to get out there and do shows,” says Billy, “we are heading to Mexico to play Mexicali and Ensenada in September and some Southern California dates to follow… it’s early going but we are working hard to get the band on the road.” Stay tuned via CIRCA’s official website for any updates regarding live shows.

“CIRCA: would like to thank all the fans who have followed us from the start, along the way… and now into the future!”

Please visit the online store at www.circahq.com and for Billy Sherwood solo works visit www.billysherwood.com where his forthcoming 5th solo CD titled ‘What Was The Question?’ is due out August of 2011.


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Jon to do three unique radio/internet events in July!

Jon to do three unique radio/internet events in July!

Big news! Jon will be doing two unique radio events in July – the first is a live broadcast on legendary KLOS DJ Jim Ladd’s Living Room, July 19th at 10:00 PM PDT. Join Jim Ladd as he sits down with Jon for a one on one intimate night filled with questions from the audience, stories of the road and a very special performance at the Brixton in Redondo Beach.

The second big radio event: Jon Anderson will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday July 20, 2011 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with Jon toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com The show will be streamed on the Rockline website for two weeks beginning the evening after the broadcast

Jon Anderson Live Goldmine Magazine Event – July 25th

On July 25th Jon will be doing a live Chat type event with Goldmine Magazine – one of the longest running collectors mags in the US – they did a great article about YES in 1998 I think (maybe 97?) – check out the link and info: http://www.goldminemag.com/live

Recent Media Hits For Jon Anderson (The Voice Of YES)

Glass Onyon PR is proud to be working on this legend’s touring promotion, which coincides nicely with the release of his latest album Survival & Other Stories.

Examiner Interview Jon Anderson On His New Album, Yes & Avatar

Dr Music Review Of The Week

Portalesquizofrenia Review [Spain]

Van Music Preview

Keys & Chords Review [Belgium]

Release: Jon Anderson Releases Survival & Other Stories

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Music legend Jon Anderson (YES) releases new record 10 June 2011
‘Survival & Other Stories’

Music legend and original YES vocalist Jon Anderson will be releasing a new CD ‘Survival & Other Stories’ on June 14th. The CD features eleven new luminous songs with themes about love, life, understanding, healing and survival. Jon recently survived a serious health problem in 2008 and is now fully recovered and performing better than ever – he recently completed a successful tour of northeast US!

One of the most recognizable voices in music, the legendary Jon Anderson, best known for his work with Yes, Vangelis, Kitaro and other notable music artists, as well as his innovative solo efforts, is preparing to release one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year, ‘Survival & Other Stories’. Featuring eleven new luminous songs with themes about love, life, understanding, healing and survival, Jon’s new CD has an inspirational message for all who will listen!

“About four years ago I just put in an ad on my website: ‘Musicians Wanted’… This is the result. Writing the songs for ‘Survival & Other Stories’ was uplifting for me on many levels, I was working with musicians from around the world Via the Internet, it’s a new world, music is a healing energy, I had a tough 2008, through illness, and the Music I’ve been writing since is a celebration of life on many levels…I hope you get the chance to hear the album..Big Love..Jon.” ‘Survival & Other Stories’ is the first of three albums to be released by Jon Anderson in the next two years.

Jon recently completed a successful east coast tour of the US, “An Acoustic Evening With Jon Anderson”, which featured and exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson’s prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions from his new CD ‘Survival & Other Stories’. Jon will be performing select shows throughout this summer in the US and Canada.

For tour dates visit http://www.jonanderson.com/tour.html

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