Reunited hard rockers CIRCUS OF POWER played a special "20th anniversary show" at Don Hill's in New York City on September 27. The band was joined during the performance by guitarist/producer Daniel Rey (MASTERS OF REALITY, RAMONES), who produced the CIRCUS OF POWER albums "Vices" and "Still Alive" as well as the now-classic self-titled first LP that contained the MTV staples "Motor" and "Call of the Wild". (Founding member Gary Sunshine was unable to perform at the show because his wife was expecting the couple's first child.) In addition to Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ricky Beck Mahler (guitar), Ryan Maher (drums), and Marc Frappier (bass), the group was also joined on stage during the second half of the show by guitar player Carmine Mattaliano (BIOHAZARD, NUCLEUS, GOD ZERO) and Queen Vixen and Honey 1%er (THE CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL). For this special "20th Anniversary Show", the band performed its classic self-titled debut in its entirety as well as choice selections from their 1990 (RCA) release "Vices" and "Magic & Madness" (Columbia, 1993). CIRCUS OF POWER also performed their version of the classic ROLLING STONES song "Dead Flowers".
Check out pictures from the Don Hill's gig at this location.
CIRCUS OF POWER's first New York City show in over 12 years was held in conjunction with director Drew Stone's release party for his new film "Passion & Brotherhood". The band appears in the film from Austin, Texas performing "Heart Attack" as the soundtrack to the "Urban Street - Bike Warriors All-Star" segment. Live footage of the band is intercut with the world's top street motorcycle stunt riders, including Kyle Woods and Chris "Teach" McNeil.
The New York City show was filmed for the upcoming CIRCUS OF POWER long-form DVD, "Got Motor? Swamp Boogie In The Big City", due out in 2007 through Renegade Distribution. The DVD will include classic performances throughout the band's career as well as new footage documenting the "20th anniversary" shows.