Opening the door to a fresh experience – Circle 5 is the new reggae music.
Fronted by Sattalites lead singer Fergus Hambleton and featuring the searing vocals of Hermina George Circle 5 pushes the boundaries of reggae into soul and jazz.With the sparkling rhythm section of Sun Ray Grennan on drums and Bruce Mack on bass anchored by the keyboard magic of Sam Weller reggae music has never sounded so sweet.
Circle 5 touches on all the syles, from classic rock steady vibes to wicked dancehall beats and brings a fresh take to rhythm and blues and jazz. Building on the reggae foundation, tight three part harmonies capture a soulful feeling that audiences everywhere can relate to and dance to.
Fergus Hambleton is best known as the lead singer and sax player for two time Juno award winning band The Sattalites and has a career in the Canadian music scene stretching back some 40 years as a solo artist and session player.Hermina George is veteran of the Toronto reggae and r n’ b scene and her incredible singing lights up the reggae and soul classics that the group performs.
These guys performed a near perfect set, total feel and class, while putting out a fantastic groove. with amazing vocals. The most fun I have had mixing in quite some time.
Norm Thornton, Chief Sound Tech for Waterdown Rib Festival
Sam Weller is a noted Toronto session keyboardist and he bubbles and cooks on the keyboards to create a feverish rhythmic pulse, aided by Sattalites bassist Bruce Mack and drummer extraordinaire Sun Ray Grennan, one of the most innovative and entertaining drummers in the field. As well as being a master of many Caribbean drumming styles Sun Ray is a fantastic DJ and toaster who keeps everyone entertained with his powerful rapping and soulful singing. As well as the classics Circle 5 released their first album in the spring of 2011 which includes a mix of original and covers.
Circle 5 is winning over audiences everywhere with their high paced show of originals and reggae classics, soulful harmony singing and powerful dancehall beats.