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Andrew Colyer – 2014-2015 Winter Update

I hope you’ve been staying warm during this winter season!  It’s been freaking ridiculous here in New York, with temperatures like MINUS ELEVEN.  Horrific.  The good news is that the music is happening!

We’ve all been ridiculously busy with our head down finishing the upcoming debut album from my modern ProgRock band, Circuline.  Here’s a shot of the album cover:

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Throughout December-January-February-March, we finally finished recording, mixing, and mastering the record.  I’m so grateful to work with all the awesome musicians on this project:  Darin Brannon, Bill Shannon, Natalie Brown, and William Spillane from the band; Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance) who wrote melodies, lyrics, and harmonies; Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius) who played a killer electric violin solo on “Silence Revealed”; and Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact) played bass on five tracks, and mixed the record.

We also did an official “band photo shoot” (here’s one of many photos):

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Here’s the “Circuline Debut Album Promo Video”, released in January:

And here’s the latest Circuline “Official” video, for “One Wish” – released this morning!

We have some upcoming gigs in April and May – please check out the Circuline website!
Thank you.

Andrew Colyer’s New CD Released!

About Time - an eclectic mix of solo piano and keyboard orchestrations

The new CD’s have arrived!

You’ll soon be able to check out the songs streaming here on the website, on SoundCloud, YouTube, Amazon, and CD Baby.

I hope you enjoy it.

I’ll also have a page of liner notes here for you to read, about the process, and thanking so many people who have served as support and inspiration over the years.

Thank you.

Andrew Colyer – 2014 Fall Update

Andrew Colyer performing with the modern ProgRock band Circuline - November 2014
Andrew Colyer performing with the modern ProgRock band Circuline – November 2014

Hi everyone, it’s been a crazy action-packed autumn season!  I hope you have had a good three months.

I’ve been working like mad with my modern melodic cinematic progressive rock original band, Circuline, and we’ve been writing, rehearsing, and recording in the studio.  Circuline had some live gigs in November, and have our debut album release scheduled for March 2015.  Circuline also has a whole bunch of cool things happening in 2015.  Please check out the Circuline website, sign up for the mailing list, and you’ll get a free song as soon as it’s ready: http://CirculineMusic.com/

I also returned to finishing my next solo CD – which should be released in December – just a few weeks away!  I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available!

 

Andrew Colyer – 2014 Summer Update

Andrew Colyer writing original modern progressive rock music with Circuline
Andrew Colyer writing original modern progressive rock music with Circuline

Hi everyone, it’s been a busy summer!  I hope you are all doing well.

In May I was asked to join one of the newer International Progressive Rock bands (I’m not at liberty to say just yet) as a touring member, on keyboards and vocals.  The promise was to open up for a certain Big Famous Band across North America for their two-month summer tour in July and August.  How exciting!

With such an offer on the table, I rearranged my summer schedule, and spent six weeks in May and June working on the entire set list.  The tour with the Big Famous Band fell through, and the band that asked me to join went on hiatus.  Brutal!!

I returned to finishing my next solo CD – which should be released in October – just a few weeks away!  I also returned to my modern melodic cinematic progressive rock original band, Circuline, which had been put on hold, and resumed writing, rehearsing, and recording in the studio.  Circuline has some upcoming live gigs in November, and have our debut album release scheduled for December.  Circuline also has a “House of Prog” Radio Interview scheduled for December.  Please check out the Circuline website, sign up for the mailing list, and you’ll get a free song as soon as it’s ready:  http://CirculineMusic.com/

Hope to see you soon!

Andrew Colyer on the YES Cruise to the Edge with the Prog Rock Orchestra – Day Three

2014 Cruise to the Edge, Day Three

The Prog Rock Orchestra had its “Storytellers” segment this afternoon.  (Look for video of that posted soon.)

Prog Rock Orchestra - Storytellers on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge
Prog Rock Orchestra – Storytellers on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge

I also performed on keyboards/vocals with the Prog Rock Orchestra’s second performance tonight. We were actually performing at the same time as YES!  Our previous performances (on the Moody Blues Cruise last week and this cruise yesterday) were on the “Black and White” stage, and we were moved to the “Golden” stage. The show tonight was good, solid, rocking, and the tightest we had ever performed! (Probably because we were physically packed in the tightest onstage we had ever been.)  “Think Like Sardines” was the motto for the evening…..

Andrew Colyer and Tom Tutino perform with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge - Day Three - #1  (Photo courtesy of Rajaniemi Photography.)
Andrew Colyer and Tom Tutino perform with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge – Day Three.  (Photo courtesy of Rajaniemi Photography.)
Tim Marshall (lead vocals) and Joe Parker (bass, vocals) perform with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge - Day Three.  (Photo courtesy of Rajaniemi Photography.)
Tim Marshall (lead vocals) and Joe Parker (bass, vocals) perform with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge – Day Three. (Photo courtesy of Rajaniemi Photography.)

Special thanks to Rajaniemi Photography for the photos!
http://www.RajaniemiPhotography.com/

Andrew Colyer's keyboard rig with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge - Day Three
Andrew Colyer’s keyboard rig with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the 2014 YES Cruise to the Edge – Day Three
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) performing on the 2014 Cruise to the Edge - Day Three
Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins) performing on the 2014 Cruise to the Edge – Day Three
Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant) performing on the YES 2014 Cruise to the Edge
Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant) performing on the YES 2014 Cruise to the Edge – Day Three
DUDE on a PROG CRUISE wearing a BARRY MANILOW t-shirt!!  And he's the Emcee for the Storytellers Q&A Sessions!!
DUDE on a PROG CRUISE wearing a BARRY MANILOW t-shirt!! And he’s the Emcee for the Storytellers Q&A Sessions!!

The other bands/acts that performed/spoke today included: YES, Marillion, Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited, UK, Queensryche, Tangerine Dream, Renaissance, Saga, Three Friends (former members of Gentle Giant), Patrick Moraz, PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), Lifesigns, Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin of Peter Gabriel), IO Earth, The Strawbs, The Pineapple Thief, Soft Machine (Legacy), Sound of Contact (featuring Simon Collins), Electric Asturias, Presto Ballet, Moon Safari, Pamela Moore, Scale the Summit, The Prog Rock Orchestra, Roger Dean,Heavy Mellow, and Cheap Thrill, 

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