" Rooted in Bluegrass and UK Folk Music, they're a wonderful bridge across the Atlantic." ” — Whispering Bob Harris, OBE BBC 2 Country
• W H A T T H E O C H A S B E E N U P T O •
This year they've hit the road, roamed the land, slept in the hills, and documented their adventures in the newly released video to their track 'Ain't Got No Home'.
Playing festivals across the country including Cambridge Folk Festival (this year's headliners at The Den stage), Black Deer festival, Beat Herder festival and Maverick Festival. They've played amongst industry legends and those in the making, such as Patti Smith, First Aid Kit, Rhiannon Giddens, John Prine, Eric Bibb, Ashley Campbell, Ward Thomas, Whiskey Shivers, and many more.
They’ve toured Holland, Sweden, France, Germany and Italy.
And this year too, Jessie Moonlight has been welcomed into the Deering Banjo family alongside artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, Scott Avett, Jens Kruger, and Béla Fleck.
• TV , R A D I O + P R E S S •
The Huffington Post, Maverick Magazine, Americana UK, Bluegrass Today, BBC Introducing Cornwall (live session), BBC Radio Kent (live sessions), Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Gold, last.fm, Radio Reverb, Wandsworth Radio, Jersey Post, South Wales Evening Post, Balcony TV, Jam TV
• P R E S S Q U O T E S •
" I absolutely love it. The rooted crossroads of UK Country and traditional Folk."
Whispering Bob Harris, OBE BBC 2 Country
"So much of country music misses the mark, but 'I Miss You' blindsided me...I loved it"
Adam Walton BBC Music Introducing
"I Miss You is a proper country ballad, full of heartbreak and desire, a song and performance that puts pretty much all of what comes out of Nashville these days to shame"
"Dripping in beautiful country instrumentation and heartbreaking lyrics"
"Jessie has a voice that puts me in mind of Martina McBride. So look out for 'I Miss You' because it is a must buy. It will enhance any music library"
"Jessie's voice is reminiscent of Alison Krauss, an ethereal voice that adds even deeper significance to this song, connecting to all of our vulnerabilities"
– UK Country News
"Reminiscent of emotions past this new single 'I Miss You' by The Orange Circus evokes feelings and warmth missing in much of modern-day country music"
– Jamie Deering, Deering Banjos
"Ready to take over the world with their unique sound"
"Now this is fun, the new single from the Orange Circus Band, a UK/Virginia outfit who look destined for big things"
– Jeremy Searle, Americana UK
"I can't think of anyone else out there making music like them. If Jonathan Richman and The Velvet Underground joined forces and made a Bluegrass album, this would be it"
– Rory Carlile, New Roots Promotions
“Theirs is a fresh, bright, exciting sound with energy and pizzaz aplenty”
-– Fatea Magazine
“The Orange Circus Band is a band that fill my heart with joy and make me sing out loud. An amazing collective of musicians with an incredible collection of songs”
– Jason Dorman, The Tunbridge Wells Forum
(UK’s best small music venue as voted by NME)