Byron Space Circus

Byron Space Circus


Byron Space Circus touches on a new era of live music. Blending progressive instrumentation they entertain electric and acoustic muses alike. A professional light show compliments their diverse sonic palette and songwriting. They love party hats and will offer you one.


Three guys from Minnesota who’ve known eachother since they were in diapers have been playing music together for almost as long. After several years and almost as many drummers later they found their match… in California… on Craigslist. She fit right in.

Micah Ofstedahl(guitar), Jason Felten(bass) and Chris Lynch(keys,violin,mandolin,vocals) have leveraged off their childhood friendship and countless performances in Minnesota to forge a truly collaborative musical endeavor. Knowing each other so well for so long has proven to be an integral part of creating their music, defining their sound and refining their stage presence. Since their move to the west coast and teaming up with Chanda Cummings(drums,vocals) Byron Space Circus has steadied themselves on a path encompassing a dedicated pursuit toward their highest musical and artistic pursuits, individually as well as collectively.

The music of BSC creates an experience full of energy for a wide variety of audiences to absorb on many levels. Blending well thought compositions with a mix of funk grooves, gritty psychedelia and spacious ambient sounds as well as employing a wide array of vintage gear and modern technology has created an eclectic and distinctive sound.

To add to the experience BSC has branched out to become a whole other entity. Upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and a minimalist drum kit round out this alter ego rendition. Though not a bluegrass thing, homage is paid and BSC’s version of a 2 step is keenly delivered to a wanting audience. Adapting their electric compositions as well as writing material specific to the acoustic configuration continues to grow the band.

With more and more out of town touring gigs accumulating, a loyal fan base is steadily growing from Minnesota to California and beyond. As a result BSC’s performances have developed to that of creating a loose atmosphere full of amusement and playfulness while also pursuing a genuinely transformational experience for themselves and their audience. Often a BSC show will include costumes, light show and visual projection. Many senses are at work during their lively and memorable shows.

Byron Space Circus has shared the stage with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, New Monsoon, On the One, Fareed Haque, Devil Makes Three, God Johnson, Trampled by Turtles and many more…

Byron Space Circus has recently released their debut full length electric studio album, 'Don't Not Quit Stoppin'. Followed soon thereafter with a full length acoustic album, 'The Wooden Eclipse'.


-The Wooden Eclipse(2009)
-Don't Not Quit Stoppin(2008)