Where are they now? - CIRCA: & related projects

This page last updated: 5 Jul 2020
 
YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

On this page: CIRCA: (Sherwood, Kaye) - Yoso (Sherwood, Kaye) - Billy Sherwood's tribute albums


 
Billy Sherwood is the nexus for a number of projects involving other Yesmen, both current and former band members. On most of these projects, he has been working with Tony Kaye, who is also in CIRCA:. Sherwood features various Yes members on various projects for Cleopatra Records.

CIRCA: Official website
In a 4 Jul 2020 interview, Sherwood said he and Kaye talked about two weeks before about doing the next CIRCA: album. Frontiers have renewed their option for a new album. Sherwood said they hadn't written "a note" yet and that Kaye wants to keep the line-up from the previous album.

CIRCA: has consisted of Billy Sherwood on guitar and lead vocals, Tony Kaye on Hammond and keys, Scott Connor (ex-Yoso, Genesis tribute band Squonk) on drums and percussion, and Rick "Rat" Tierney (Billy Sherwood's solo band, ex-Alice Cooper, worked with The Monkees) on bass. Asked about future plans for the band in this Aug 2017 interview, Sherwood replied:

Circa is really like a studio-record project at this point, mostly because getting out and touring is very difficult to do [...] My life has become completely complex and busy doing both Asia and Yes now. [...] but Tony and I love working together on that Circa project. We’ve had many albums now out at this point, and we always talk about making more. I think Circa will still exist in a sense of making records, but I don’t know if we’ll ever be really touring or not. I wish we were, because it’s fun to play that music live [...] But as it happens now [...] I doubt we’ll be able to pull it off in terms of getting the calendar together.

In a 15 Apr 2019 Facebook post, Sherwood said, "Spoke to TK[aye] on the road during the last YES tour and we are both into making more CIRCA: music. Chipping away at various musical ideas already".

The band's previous album was Valley of the Windmill, released Jul 2016.

Asked in a Jul 2016 interview about the possibility of touring in support of the album, Sherwood explained he is busy with Yes, but that they would like to take advantage of a "window of opportunity" to play live if one arises.

CIRCA: are managed by Derek Shulman (ex-Gentle Giant; managed Yes; signed World Trade, Dream Theater) and Leonardo Pavkovic (MoonJune Records/Management, managed Soft Machine Legacy, Allan Holdsworth; worked with Bill Bruford, Bozzio/Holdsworth/Levin/Mastelotto Band, Eddie Jobson) at 2 Plus Music & Entertainment, Inc., who had previously taken on Yoso and who also work with Frontiers Records (work with Yes, Asia, John Wetton, Unruly Child).


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YES and projects with several Yesmen
Jon
Anderson
Chris
Squire
Steve
Howe
Alan
White
Geoff
Downes
Trevor
Horn
Tony
Kaye
Peter
Banks
Patrick
Moraz
Bill
Bruford
Rick
Wakeman
Trevor
Rabin
Billy
Sherwood
Igor Khoroshev
Oliver Wakeman

Benoît David
Asia
CIRCA:
Anderson Rabin Wakeman
Others associated with the band

Any news, additions or corrections, please e-mail Henry Potts. Thanks.