"Andy and I just wanted to write Rock songs that we wanted to hear but couldn't find anywhere," singer Rob Giles said about the formation of Circa Zero, with ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Emmanuelle Caplette . "It's almost shocking to think we get to play them for an audience."
The name Circa Zero reflected a new beginning or fresh start-- without any definitive musical agenda. In other words, not The Police 2.0.
They formed after a mutual friend invited Summers to Giles' shows with The Rescues. Needless to say, Summers was impressed by Giles' vocals and multi-instrument capabilities.
Circa Zero recorded their self-titled debut set at Summers' Venice, CA studio. But before the album was released the group made their debut public performance at the El Rey Theatre in L.A. on 7/25/13.
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