There was a time when rock and roll was about fist-pumping riffs, sizzling musicianship and super-charged vocals. But Streetlight Circus proves that thundering rhythms and memorable hooks don’t have to be a thing of the past. Under this New York City band’s Big Top is a selection of songs and a stage show that will transport you back to those sweaty, sleazy nights of rock and roll past while throttling you with an edgy, modern twist that has kept fans coming back for more.
Established by singer, bassist and songwriter David Shaw to support his acclaimed solo release Walkin’ On A Wire, the members soon became a unified rock and roll front prompting the changing of the group’s moniker to Streetlight Circus after Shaw wrote a song by the same name. Touting an array of all the right influences, the quartet consists of Shaw along with guitarists George Giannoulis and Fabio Bargna and drummer Erik Fehrenbach.
Together, these four veteran musicians have committed themselves to giving audiences the best possible show night after night and seeing as how the band’s audiences have grown, it is clear that they are doing it right. Streetlight Circus has shared bills with countless national acts, has toured the country from all points south to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and has been invited to perform at festivals such as the enormous Rocklahoma, the popular M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland as well as New York’s Great South Bay Music Festival and others. In addition, the band’s music has been featured on MTV original programming, radio stations from Texas all the way to Denmark and compilation albums that have found their way to stores throughout the United States and Europe.
Since the release of the band’s debut album in spring 2012 and the follow up 2013 album, The Snake Mountain Sessions, Streetlight Circus has been bringing the hard rockin’ carnival to cities and venues big and small. Wherever there are people starving for real, no frills, down and dirty rock and roll, Streetlight Circus is ready to satisfy their appetites.