The Orange Circus Band
The Orange Circus Band is a raucous Bluegrass/Country collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA.
Whilst having a hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia -The Orange Circus Band produces original music that has a wholly unique, fresh sound. You can expect wild playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy guaranteed to raise the roof and warm the hearts.
• W H A T T H E O C H A S B E E N U P T O •
This year they've hit the road, roamed the land, slept in the hills, and documented their adventures in the newly released video to their track 'Ain't Got No Home'.
Playing festivals across the country including Cambridge Folk Festival (this year's headliners at The Den stage), Black Deer festival, Beat Herder festival and Maverick Festival. They've played amongst industry legends and those in the making, such as Patti Smith, First Aid Kit, Rhiannon Giddens, John Prine, Eric Bibb, Ashley Campbell, Ward Thomas, Whiskey Shivers, and many more.
They’ve toured Holland, Sweden, France, Germany and Italy.
And this year too, Jessie Moonlight has been welcomed into the Deering Banjo family alongside artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, Scott Avett, Jens Kruger, and Béla Fleck.
• TV , R A D I O + P R E S S •
The Huffington Post, Maverick Magazine, Americana UK, Bluegrass Today, BBC Introducing Cornwall (live session), BBC Radio Kent (live sessions), Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Gold, last.fm, Radio Reverb, Wandsworth Radio, Jersey Post, South Wales Evening Post, Balcony TV, Jam TV
• P R E S S Q U O T E S •
"Now this is fun, the new single from the Orange Circus Band, a UK/Virginia outfit who look destined for big things"
– Jeremy Searle, Americana UK
"I can't think of anyone else out there making music like them. If Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground joined forces and made a Bluegrass album, this would be it"
– Rory Carlile, New Roots Promotions
“Theirs is a fresh, bright, exciting sound with energy and pizzaz aplenty”
-– Fatea Magazine
“The Orange Circus Band is a band that fill my heart with joy and make me sing out loud. An amazing collective of musicians with an incredible collection of songs”
– Jason Dorman, The Tunbridge Wells Forum
(UK’s best small music venue as voted by NME)