Guitar World: Former Police Guitarist Andy Summers Discusses His New Band, Circa Zero

Summers1Circa Zero — a new band featuring guitarist Andy Summers (the Police), singer/bassist/guitarist Rob Giles (the Rescues) and Canadian drummer Emmanuelle Caplette — got together after a mutual friend invited Summers to Giles’ shows with the Rescues.

Summers was immediately impressed by Giles’ vocals and instrumental skills. After getting together to jam and kick around song ideas, it quickly became apparent the duo needed to work together. They began creating edgy, lyrical rock tunes that manage to capture a sound that’s both modern and classic.

While their debut album, Circus Hero, isn’t expected until later this year, their debut performance takes place this very week — Thursday, July 25, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.

I recently spoke with Summers about Circa Zero — and also got his thoughts on the 30th anniversary of the Police’s monster album, Synchronicity.

l to r: Andy Summers, Emmanuelle Caplette and Rob Giles - Circa Zero

(l to r): Andy Summers, Emmanuelle Caplette and Rob Giles – Circa Zero

Read the rest of my interview with Andy Summers by Clicking Here


About James Wood

Influenced by life, love and the pursuit of the perfect song is what best describes my passion. I’m a closeted classic rock/metal-head from the 80′s who loves to write.

Posted on July 23, 2013, in Guitar World Interviews, Interview, Music and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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