The Police Guitarist Andy Summers & Rob Giles Form New Band CIRCA ZERO
Legendary guitarist with The Police, fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zeroa 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 Venice, CA and signed a worldwide deal with 429 Records. Produced by Summers and Giles, Circus Hero is an exhilarating musical ride created by musicians dead set on launching a long term vibrant endeavor. 429 Records will release Circus Hero worldwide on March 25 th. The band will perform at South by Southwest music festival (Universal Music showcase and others TBA). In addition, Andy Summers' new documentary "Can't Stand Losing You: Life After The Police" will be released in theaters this summer.
Fresh off of 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 energized 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 themthe name referring to starting with a blank musical slate to create a wholly unique sound, a sound with few if any ties to the past.
An exclusive stream of the first single "Levitation" and interview with Andy Summers posted today on Billboard.com. Visit: http://www.billboard.com/articles/5901208/andy-summers-circa-zero-levitation-song-premiere
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."
Says Giles: "It's an uncatagorizable rock record built around great songs that we are both extremely proud of."