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Rogue State Circus


Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Background Singer, Flute, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Cello, Accordion.


Well established original Indie Folk-rock Powerpop band with strong songs and retro flavour. Playing acoustic and electrified gigs. At venues like Musician, Leicester, local music fests. Recording 2nd LP ( 3 tracks done so far) throughout 2014.

Released Debut LP 2011 (huge backlog catalogue of songs from prolific singer/songwriter ex-Cloudy, also of Kismet Hardy) Local BBC and independent Radio plays, sessions and interviews.

Looking for as of Apr 2014
Electric and acoustic lead guitarist, ideally with b.vox. Female backing/occasional lead vocalist (instrumental ability a plus)
And perhaps any interesting additional lead instrument eg Violin, Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Flute/accordion etc

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 14 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
55 years


XTC, Beatles, Crowded House, Squeeze, Blur, Magazine, Kinks, Prefab Sprout, Steely Dan, Big Star, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, jangle-rock, Springsteen, Chic, Joni Mitchell, Manic Street Preachers

Members Of Band

Jon : vocals, acoustic and electric guitars and occasional keyboards

Rai: Cajon Percussion

Karl: Keyboards

Paul: Bass
Stephen: Upright Bass and Bass guitars


Yamaha and Taylor Electro Acoustics, Fender Telecaster and Fender 12 string Strat , Rickenbacker 360

Korg Triton Keyboard/Yamaha EX7

Kingdon Cajon

Arrowhead Custom Basses