A Rock band fronted by Hollis J and Davey. The band mixes punk rock energy and catchy melodies. Hollis has been described as having a stage presence that matches a young iggy Pop.
Circus of Power was the personification of East Coast sleaze rock during the late 80s and early 90s. Formed in the mid 1980s, during the burgeoning New York City club scene, the classic line-up of Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ryan Maher (drums), Ricky Beck Mahler (guitars), and Gary Sunshine (bass), were signed to RCA records and promptly released their seminal, self-titled debut album debut. Their brand of bluesy, bad-ass biker rock set the perfect backdrop for their lyrical swagger and stories of debauchery and depravity.
A live EP, (1989’s ‘Still Alive’), and second full length, (1990’s ‘Vices’), continued their musical tradition and thrust the band towards new heights, securing major tours and MTV airplay. Line-up and label changes led to the third full length album, 1993’s ‘Magic and Madness’ Released on Columbia Records, the album ushered in a more melodic sound for the band, while losing none of the grit that fans had grown to expect.
The group disbanded in the mid-90s, and despite a few sporadic “reunion” gigs, Circus of Power has been largely inactive…until now.
With a fresh new line-up, including Stoner Rock legend, Brant Bjork, commanding drumming duties, the band is set to release their first new material in a quarter of a century. Get ready to ‘Motor’ on down and revisit all of your old ‘Vices’, because C.O.P. is back!
Rock is Dead. It’s a cliche that’s been around since before the days of disco, and gets proven wrong again and again. The way New York quartet STATION see it, melodic hard rock has never died, and they’re not looking to save it, just drag it back to the forefront where it belongs. Driving hooks, choruses you’ll be singing long after hearing them and a work ethic as strong as their riffs have been the band’s calling card since their formation in 2011. Co-founded by guitarist Chris Lane and vocalist Patrick Kearney, STATION are based in New York City, but have toured the country, having played Rocklahoma three times, as well as the M3 Festival, Musikfest and hundreds of shows to the Mississippi and beyond. The band, which also includes Emi Asta and Tony Baptist, have shared the stage with the likes of Y&T, Pat Benatar, Lynch Mob, and Dio’s Disciples while making fans wherever they play courtesy of their high-energy stage show and the music they write.