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The best kept secret in music

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"Exceptional"

"An exceptional guitarist, poetic lyricist with haunting and beautiful melodies, and he's the got the voice!" - Mark Bisnow Live on WMET, D.C.


"Banishing Blandness"

Phil Circle banishes blandness and brings originality and musical credibility back to the fore. He can't be formatted. The labels adult contemporary, blues, alternative, rock, jazz all meld into one and then get blown away by his guitar work. His voice picks up the pieces that remain and you will find yourself uplifted, entertained and maybe a bit deranged.
-Jill Nado
Producer, Liberty Broadcasting
Washington, DC - Liberty Broadcasting


"Quote from a Guilty Review"

"If the United States has anything to offer to the world stage of music, music like Phil Circle's is it."

"There are thirteen songs, all from the master class, and believe me when I say I can't name favorites when they're all this good" - In The Mix Magazine


"Quote from an Album Review"

"The first track is so hauntingly beautiful, the listener is apt to repeat it. Resist the temptation and let this disc wash over your soul." - City View


"Truly Skilled"

Phil Circle has a wonbderful knack of engulfing us with his musical world. Massaging our psyche with beautiful acoustic sounds and wonderfully simple lyricisms. It is blatantly obvious that this gentleman is quite full of emotion and he shares it with us in no uncertain terms. I felt as though he was digging into my soul and stirring the pot, awakening years of untold pain, love and suffering. "Belief" is one of the tracks I found truly enlightening. Extreme passion in the chorus blends in with the soft mellow love laden verse. Truly skilled in music composition, Phil Circle can wake the coldest heart with his sweet sounds. Bravo! - Catsask Reviews


Discography

Guilty - "Extenuating Circumstances" (1997)
Guilty - "Live On WZRD" (2000)
Guilty - "Live At The Hard Rock" (2001)
Guilty - "Compilation" (2002)
Phil Circle - "Phil Circle" (2003)
Phil Circle and Ruby Harris -
"Live At The Gateway" (2003)
Phil Circle - "Surreal Life" Band Ep (2005)
Phil Circle - "Live At Uncommon Ground" (2006)
Phil Circle - "Searching For Scorpio (2006)

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Bio

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Phil Circle is not your ordinary songster picking away quietly on his acoustic guitar in the same old folksy idiom as so many others of this genre. Phil manages to blend elements of jazz, blues, alternative, and even classical, to seamlessly create a style truly his own. Add to this his energetic live performance, and he lands far away from what most people think of when you say “singer/songwriter.”

Phil Circle started his music career over a decade ago in the Chicago, IL area. After spending nine years writing, performing, producing, booking, and managing the rock band Guilty with some success, Phil Circle went solo.

Phil Circle then began working with the world famous blues fiddler, Ruby Harris, in 2003. Ruby Harris has performed in such places as Carnegie Hall, the White House, and the Metropolitan Opera House and in 2003, Phil Circle and Ruby Harris released the live acoustic album “Live at the Gateway.”

A total of 5 releases, and one currently being recorded, along with an extensive history of touring and playing live, a repertoire of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and well-loved cover songs, Phil Circle has an ever growing career. From performing for Hillary Clinton to his music being played on radio stations in Japan, Phil Circle brings us down a road of constant expansion with his musical and vocal talents.

Currently, Phil Circle teaches private students in voice and guitar, has an upcoming U.S. tour, a new album to be released mid 2006 called “Searching for Scorpio,” and is scheduled to play live shows throughout the Chicago area.