The Pipe Circus

The Pipe Circus


The Pipe Circus is a fusion funk band with rhythm indicative of the Chili Peppers crossed with Sublime and Sly and the Family Stone.


The Pipe Circus is a five-piece fusion funk band with rhythm indicative of the Red Hot Chili Peppers crossed with Sublime and Sly and the Family Stone. In other words, fans are treated to a high-energy show each and every time they attend a live performance. A unique sound, energetic stage presence and intense showmanship are just a few of the tools The Pipe Circus uses to create a truly memorable experience for their audience.

Together since 1997, the Whitewater-based band has independently released three CDs, received airplay on several college and mainstream radio stations within their demographic, and performed at many of the best known festivals and venues throughout the Midwest.

Despite their many individual influences, the group as a whole feels their sound is developed through their longstanding admiration for industry pioneers such as Santana, Bob Marley, The Doobie Brothers, Lenny Kravitz and, of course, The Beatles. So it’s not unusual that their current release, “The Finer Things,” blends elements of blues, reggae, and hip hop around a solid rock foundation.

The Pipe Circus prides itself on continually experimenting with its music, especially during live performances. For them it is the joy of seeing their fans relating to their unabashed ability to have a good time that makes it all worthwhile.


Under The Big Cap, 1997
The Pipe Circus, 1998 Self Titled Cd
The Finer Things, 2000
Soul Graffiti, May 2002

Set List

Saw It Commin
Do Me Right
Shake that Monkey
Groove Machine
Funky Sexy Lady
What You Do 2 Me
The Finer Things
Good time In the Sun Shine
Heaven's Road
Thank You (classic Sly & Family Stone Remix)

The Band prefers 1 90 min. set
Band can perform for 3 1Hr. sets

The Band does play some Classic Covers in medley form:
Play that Funky Music
Jungle Boogie
Papa was a Rollin Stone
Celebrate (Rare Earth)
Long Train Runnin'
Get you Higher
and More...