Brand new on the live music scene, Circle 5 is charming audiences everywhere with their energetic shows. Jam packed with original songs, reggae classics, soulful harmony singing and powerful dance hall beats, Circle 5 is making relatable music that audiences everywhere can dance to.
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 styles, from classic rock’s steady vibes to wicked dancehall beats, bringing a fresh take to rhythm, blues and jazz. Building on the reggae foundation, tight three-part harmonies capture a soulful feeling that audiences love.
Fergus Hambleton is best known as the lead singer and sax player for two-time Juno award winning band, The Sattalites. Hambleton has a career in the Canadian music scene that stretches back some 40 years as a solo artist and session player.
Hermina George is veteran of the Toronto reggae and R&B scene. Her incredible singing lights up the reggae and soul classics that Circle 5 performs. Sam Weller is a noted Toronto session keyboardist; he also runs the successful recording/production house Slamm Productions. Nicknamed “the Mad Scientist”, Weller bubbles and cooks on the keyboards, creating a feverish rhythmic pulse. The group is rounded out by Sattalites bassist Bruce Mack and drummer extraordinaire Sun Ray Grennan, one of the most innovative and entertaining drummers in the field. In addition to 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.
This Spring Circle 5 will be releasing their first album together.