Music industry legend and pioneer Andy Summers has released his latest studio album, Circus Hero(429 Records), announced today. Circus Hero is the debut album of Circa Zero, the latest project teaming him with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer Rob Giles (The Rescues). Co-produced by Summers and Giles, Circus Hero was recorded at Summers’ studio ‘Bowl of Cherries’ in Venice, CA, and features 13 tracks of pop-rock gems with Summers’ signature guitar and Giles multi-tasking on vocals, bass and drums! Circus Hero is available at digital retailers as well as Amazon and Best Buy stores nationwide.
Andy Summers is most-known as a member of one of the most influential and acclaimed acts in musical history, The Police. With a catalog that has sold more than 75 million records worldwide and spawned multiple chart toppers including “Every Breath You Take,” “Can’t Stand Losing You,” “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic,” just to name a few, as well as four of their five studio albums making Rolling Stone'slist of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The Police continue to be one of the most important musical acts of all time. Summers is a five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has spent the past four decades performing live to audiences across the globe. Summers has released a few solo projects in recent years as well as collaborations with John Etheridge, Robert Fripp, Fernanda Takai, Ben Verdery, and Victor Biglione. In 2007, The Police reunited for a 14-month global tour becoming the third highest grossing tour of all time. In recent years Summers has become a noted author including the 2006 release of his memoir, One Train Later, the inspiration for his recent documentary film, Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police, theatrical release slated for the summer. Summers has also found sanctuary behind the lens as a noted photographer who specializes in capturing a mood, an expression or a location in striking black and white, with book releases including the stunning Desirer Walks The Streets (Nazraeli Press 2008) and he continues to curate exhibits around the globe. For more information please visit www.andysummers.com.
Rob Giles is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based indie pop/rock outfit, The Rescues. The quartet released three full albums and an EP over the course of the past 6 years, including the acclaimed Let Loose The Horses, and had incredible success with music placement on multiple television shows including Grey’s Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars. Giles wears many hats in Circa Zero including co-producer, vocalist, songwriter, bass and drums, as well as being the resident Police expert. For more information please visit www.therescues.com.
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA. For more information visit: www.429records.com