Modern Cinematic Progressive Rock – combines the best elements of the “Golden Age” of Prog, with modern cinematic melodic rock, and three lead vocalists.

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Band Lineup
Andrew Colyer – Keyboards
Dave Bainbridge – Guitar
Darin Brannon – Drums
Natalie Brown – Vocals
Shelby Logan Warne – Bass

C.O.R.E. by Circuline

Circuline CORE ALBUM COVER - Painting by Henrietta Mantooth Bagley
Circuline CORE ALBUM COVER – Painting by Henrietta Mantooth Bagley


Meet the Band

Andrew Colyer

Yamaha and Muse Receptor sponsored artist Andrew Colyer has played piano, keyboards, trumpet, and sung across the United States, Canada, and Japan, including three times at Carnegie Hall.  His classical training includes the Juilliard School, and his teaching lineage places him five steps down from Beethoven.

Rock/pop experience includes performing and collaborating with Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), Jon Anderson (YES), The Tubes, Max Flyer (CBS Records), 10th Planet, the Prog Rock Orchestra, and the Progressive Rock Tribute Band, Downing Grey.

With regards to jazz and big band music, Andrew has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Marvin Stamm, Nick Brignola, and the Avalon Jazz Quartet.

Andrew has composed original music for commercial radio and video, and for Indie film producer Luke Franek’s award-winning film, “Tingle.”

You might have seen Andrew singing and playing keyboards on the “iProg – Your Classic Prog Playlist on Shuffle” tour with Downing Grey during 2013.  Andrew recently performed on keyboards/vocals with the Prog Rock Orchestra on the Moody Blues Cruise and the Yes-headlining Cruise To The Edge in April 2014.  One of the core members of the modern progressive rock band Circuline, Andrew will be performing live on keyboards/vocals in the northeastern U.S. beginning Fall 2014, and recording Circuline’s debut album (December 2014 release date).  Andrew is currently scheduled to perform live at the 2015 NAMM convention in Anaheim, California.

Andrew is is very excited to be composing original music with Circuline, as well as performing the classic progressive rock “Tribute” part of their show.    In addition to group collaborations, Andrew also composes and performs his own original music.  His first CD, Gift to Gaia (co-produced with Lilli Farrell for Japanese popular artist Kirk Reinert), toured Japan and sold over 3000 copies.  Look for the next CD of original music from Andrew to be released October 2014.  He lives between New York City and Woodstock.

Darin Brannon

With Darin’s twin brother and older sister being multi-instrumentalists, Darin grew up playing piano, drums, percussion, and saxophone in elementary school, which set him up to perform with the concert band, marching band, and orchestra throughout junior high and high school in Cleveland, Ohio.

Darin’s first rock band in junior high school was playing the music of Cream and Pink Floyd, but hearing Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick ignited his passion for the genre of progressive rock music.  That album started his journey into the creative and technical aspects of “prog”.  In a short time he had acquired all the essential prog rock albums from Genesis, Jethro Tull, Yes, Gentle Giant and King Crimson.  He then played in progressive rock cover bands from junior high school into his mid-20’s.

Darin moved to the Bay Area of California in his late teens to attend the College for Recording Arts.  Meeting many musicians who shared his passion for progressive rock music, but who had challenges getting their act together to perform  was frustrating, so Darin decided to go in another direction. Writing and recording original music became his primary focus,  which he did for many years into his 30’s, before moving back to Cleveland and opening an art gallery.

Moving to New York in his 40’s enabled Darin to refocus on music once again. His studies with jazz/progressive great Chad Wackerman helped to improve sight reading and improvisation skills as well as his creative sensibility when approaching the drum kit.

 Darin’s two passions for music and technology led him to create a series of YouTube videos, which feature him playing drum tracks to many progressive rock classics.  When progressive rock tribute band Downing Grey needed a new drummer, that’s how Darin was found – on YouTube.  When Downing Grey keyboardist Andrew Colyer and guitarist Bill Shannon expressed an earnest desire to write original music, it reignited Darin’s desire to create music of his own, as well as continue to pay Tribute to the classics that he loved so much.

With over 45 years of playing the drums to some of the most technical music in modern times, Circuline is a perfect fit for his talents.

Natalie Brown

Natalie Brown knew at a very young age that her intention was to be a performer.  Attending Boston Conservatory of Music the first two years after high school, Natalie quickly obtained work singing, acting, and dancing.  Realizing that she could start building her resume immediately, Natalie dropped out of school, and by age 22 became a member of Actor’s Equity Association.

From straight plays to musicals, to jazz-pop-rock bands, Natalie has done it all, including the lead in Evita (twice); covering Heart, Stevie Wonder, and Joni Mitchell; and fronting her own sold-out shows, “Natalie Brown and Friends”.   She has performed in countless venues from Maine to Manhattan, and is excited to be working alongside the excellent musicians in Circuline.

Shelby Logan Warne

Shelby Logan Warne is a British music producer, audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter,visual artist, video producer and frontwoman of the alternative and progressive rock group, Kyros.

Shelby was born in Carshalton, London, England in 1993 and grew up in Wimbledon.  She is half British and half Thai – father is a midlands-born Brit and her mother is from Bangkok, Thailand.  Shelby speaks both English and Thai fluently, and currently lives in London, England, managing Old Street Studios and producing/engineering for clients on a daily basis.

Shelby is a professional musician, recording and mixing engineer, and music producer as well as video producer, graphic designer and CG artist. Shelby has been writing, producing, and performing keyboards and lead vocals for the band KYROS since founding the group in 2012. The concept was originally conceived as a studio-based solo project under the name of “Synesthesia”, before transitioning on to becoming a band.

KYROS now writes and performs as a five piece.  Their debut album, also titled Synesthesia, released in 2014 and features a collection of music that Shelby wrote from her days in school through to college and university.  The album went on to receive critical acclaim within the progressive music scene resulting in KYROS receiving PROG Magazine’s “Tip for 2014” award and being nominated for the Limelight category in the 2014 Progressive Music Awards.

The band continues to push ahead, having performed alongside many respected acts such as Anglegaard, Big Elf, Anathema, and IQ, and having supported Marillion at one of their Weekender shows and toured across Europe with Spock’s Beard and Special Providence.

Circuline first met Shelby while touring England opening for IO Earth in 2017, when she worked on the Crystal Spotlight production team, shooting one of Circuline’s shows at the Roger Dean gallery and venue, Trading Boundaries.  After seeing Shelby’s bass videos covering Duran Duran and Nick Beggs, Circuline reconnected with Shelby in 2022 at the international Rites of Spring festival, and asked her to come on board for this next chapter of our evolution, and she agreed!  We couldn’t be happier with her as a person, professional musician, audio engineer, and video producer.

Dave Bainbridge

It’s fair to say that the Circuline guitarist is a busy man. Born in Darlington, Dave began piano lessons at the age of eight and guitar lessons from his dad at thirteen. He joined his first band at the age of fourteen.

Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award (piano) and the Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance during his time at Leeds Music College , He has regularly been voted as one of Prog Magazine’s Top Ten Guitarists in their annual Readers Poll, coming 3rd in 2021 after Steve Hackett and John Petrucci, and 4th in 2022.

Dave’s multi-faceted career as a solo artist, musician, composer, improviser, producer, arranger, teacher, musical director and sound mixer has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including: Strawbs, Lifesigns, Jack Bruce, Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, Nick Beggs, Gloria Gaynor, Moya Brennan, Robert Fripp, Mae McKenna, Phil Keaggy, Paul Jones, Damian Wilson, Snake Davis, PP Arnold, Mollie Marriott, Norman Beaker, Pete Brown, Gary Boyle, David Paton, The Original Alan Parsons Project Band, Annie Haslam, Eric Bazilian, Neal Morse, Paul Bielatowicz and many others.

Co-founder of Celtic progressive/folk/rock band IONA, Dave toured the world with the band between 1989 and 2015, releasing thirteen critically acclaimed albums, twelve of which Dave produced. The Book of Kells received several awards, including Best Album (Billboard Magazine). Journey Into The Morn was voted amongst Q Magazine’s top five Folk Albums and Top fifty Albums. Keyboard legend Rick Wakeman cited IONA as his favorite band and wrote an appraisal in the bands 2001 box set The River Flows.

IONA twice headlined Cornerstone Festival in the USA, in front of 25,000 people, played in front of 35,000 at Creation Festival (USA), twice played at Glastonbury Festival and headlined at many prestigious venues including The Royal Festival Hall, London. The band were one of the first western artists to tour in the Baltic States after the fall of the Iron Curtain. IONA made many TV appearances and IONA/Dave’s music has been used extensively on TV programmes around the world.

Dave has composed soundtracks for numerous short films, TV and multimedia productions and co-wrote the guitar concerto Iberian Fantasy with Classic FM favorite Nick Fletcher, released on the album Cathedral of Dreams. Dave has scored orchestral arrangements for Strawbs, IONA, Michael Ball, Adrian Snell and The All Souls Orchestra. He has been musical director for singer-songwriter Adrian Snell in major productions of Adrian’s works The Passion, Light of the World and Alpha And Omega.

Dave has released four solo albums, Veil of Gossamer, Celestial Fire, The Remembering, and To the Far Away.  Celestial Fire led to the formation of Dave’s band of the same name in 2015 and the Celestial Fire Band Live In The UK DVD/2CD album was released in April 2017. Dave has also worked on collaborative albums with Troy Donockley, IONA co-founder David Fitzgerald, and most recently Lord of the Dance singer Sally Minnear.  His 4th solo album, To The Far Away, was released at the end of November 2021, and was featured in a number of ‘Best Of 2021’ Polls (despite being released towards the end of the year).

Before beginning his work with Circuline, Dave has most recently been quite busy recording and touring with John Young’s band Lifesigns.  Dave is a great guy, a world-class musician, and we are lucky and grateful to have him as a part of the Circuline team.