The Black Circles are a modern blues rock trio from Warrington, UK, whose musical influences include Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Hoax & Pearl Jam.
Their sound is big and packed with attitude. The Black Circles have roots firmly planted in the rock and blues genres but, while their music is clearly influenced by their love of blues, they have a unique sound of their own.
Live performances are ...exactly that. Live! The audiences come alive to the high energy songs, but the pace can change to slow intimate blues numbers giving a subtle interlude to the raunchy songs.
Having received great reviews of their debut performance at the 2013 Warrington Music Festival,
The Black Circles are definitely a band to look out for as they make their mark in the blues/rock scene.
Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album 'The Radium', followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil & The Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the UK's premier exponents of young high energy Blues. April 2013 saw the release of 'Live From Marshall' a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound 'Marshall Amplification'.
'Best of 2011' Classic Rock Magazine year round up.
2nd in The coveted USA magazine Blues Rock Review 'Best albums 2011'
''VATA have already gone some way to establishing themselves on the UK touring circuit, Yet few will have expected a debut album quite as mature and accomplished as this'' Classic Rock 8/10
As a trio there is not much that can touch them and the way Virgil wields his guitar would scare even the most seasoned pro, he is simply that good' Firebrand Magazine 9/10
'The Radium is right up there with the best albums of the year. The sky is the limit for Virgil and the Accelerators and soon enough they will take their place as one of the best bands around' Blues Rock Review Magazine 8.5/10