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Stone Circle / Press

“Tonight’s show is typical of Stone Circle: give the crowd something a little different and something more than they want or expect. That work ethic and dedication really is something that sets this band apart, and one thing you can be sure of when these guys headline is that you will get something that little bit extra... and that my friends shows a band which cares about its fans, rewards the faithful, and is doing everything it can in this increasingly competitive industry to set themselves apart.”

“Perth band Stone Circle, left, have been invited by Bob Geldof to perform at the exclusive after-party for the rocker's charity event Rock and Rebuild in Sydney on May 1. In January, Geldof's management was provided with an advance copy of the new Stone Circle album Living for the Sunshine. And earlier this month, the band, who have supported the likes of End of Fashion and Daryl Braithwaite, received a phone call informing them of Geldof's request to have them play at the official after-party. On May 1 Geldof will be joined by Danielle Spencer and former Noiseworks and INXS frontman Jon Stevens for a one-off show at the Lyric Theatre, Star City Casino in aid of the recent disasters in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Stone Circle will perform at the after-party for VIPs and guests in the casino's newest bar, Rock Lily. ”

“Listening to the bands that Stone Circle has supported, gives you an impression of the band itself. The Black Sorrows, Gyroscope, Daryl Braithwaite, End Of Fashion, and playing the Def Leppard after party. They've been around; but only since mid 2008. Their accomplishments may be attributed to writing straight up rock music and playing it with spirit. With a mix of power-packed hard rock and contemporary pop rock, the music is easily accessible and unsurprisingly popular. The album starts off charismatically enough, energetically kicking off with their first track Tied To Stone, a song dripping in southern rock influences. In contrast to this, the next couple of tracks have been toned down a notch or two offering a reprieve from the hard-hitting manner the band has to offer. Stone Circle pay homage to the days when guitar solos were king and music was all about the babes. Any fans of the heyday of rock’n’roll should consider giving Stone Circle a listen. Careful, they’re loud. ”

“Next Stone Circle graced the stage. They’ve been making waves for quite a while now and it’s not hard to see why. Stone Circle boast all the required elements for success; a charismatic frontman that channels the presence of Michael Hutchence, a guitar hotshot and a lock-tight rhythm section. They kicked off with Tied to Stone and from then on there was no holding back. All the band members delivered a stellar performance, but guitarist Scott Howe was MVP of the night, igniting songs like Take Your Chances and Speed Racer with powerful riffs and fire-breathing solos. A particular highlight was the Zeppelin-esque Gero Love Song, which featured a sing-along chorus to die for. The band finished off with Living For The Sunshine to cap off the sizzling performance.”

“Second support are Stone Circle, this is the first time I have seen these guys live. Stone Circle played a great set with their blend of 80s rock, they are heavily influenced by Led Zeppelin and Van Halen the set list consisted of tracks from their forthcoming CD ‘Living for the Sunshine.’ Tracks from the album that stood out for me, were ‘Tied to Stone’ and Jeremy “Harry” Harris the vocalist, gave a great performance on this track. ‘Don’t Look Back’ and ‘Take Your Chance’ were also fine tracks. Altogether this was a great performance.”

“STONE CIRCLE is everything you’d want an Australian rock band to be: hard working, passionate, not too self-conscious. After making waves with debut album ’385 Newcastle St’ back in 2008, the band is now gearing up to release follow up, ‘Living for the Sunshine’. According to bassist/keyboardist Craig Skelton the new album has been a long time in the making. “The first song that we wrote for the album was written about 18 months ago,” he says. “That was ‘Don’t Look Back.’ Over the next few months a few more were written. We sat down during the last three months of last year and dedicated a chunk of time to writing, preproduction and then in February we started recording.””

“STONE CIRCLE made the few dozen punters who had arrived early feel special with a set that could have been performed to a thousand, such was its quality, confidence and charisma.More focussed than we’ve seen in the past, frontman Jeremy Harris led the band through a great set of polished melodic rock from their debut and soon-to-be-released second album. Scott Howe’s Eddie Van Halen influenced lead guitar soared throughout the songs and in Craig Skelton and Derrin Kee they have a rhythm section the equal of any other in this town.Through ballads ‘Gero Love Song’ and ‘Lost’ – featuring Skelton on keys – and ballsy rockers ‘Transparent’ and ‘Living For The Sunshine’, Stone Circle never failed to impress for a moment.”

“Lead singer Harry has a rootsy and soulful ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ voice a la Otis Redding, and employs it to great effect on tunes like ‘I Still Want You’, ‘9 Reasons’, and the Police-like ‘Transparent’. They shine radiantly on ‘Living For The Sunshine’, which almost makes us forget the freezing night air which lies in wait for us outside. Stone Circle’s diversity and passion should garner them favour with rock radio and a wider fanbase, but with such eclectic influences (throughout the 40 minute set we hear funky bass, a guitar line reminiscent of Mr Big’s ‘Addicted to that Rush’, some modern Bon Jovi-esque radio rock and a whole lot more) the diversity actually slightly detracts from their obvious talent. With a little direction and a more recognisable individual sound, Stone Circle’s second album and future will be assured.”