“Don’t be afraid to expand yourself, to step out of your comfort zone. That’s where the joy and the adventure lie.”
The Ecstasy Circus is a jazz fusion band I started with Mark Grist (drums) and Bill Bergin (bass) in 2013. I love 1970s jazz fusion, so evocative and harmonically complex, but visceral and punchy too. I wanted to write some music in this genre and hoped that if I did, I would come into contact with other musicians who would be into doing the same thing.
Amazingly, with great ease, I found them and they’re all fantastic musicians. We treat it like we’re learning a martial art at a competitive level, it’s all about stretching out further than any of us have gone before, setting homework to perfect tricky material and loving it in the process. Watch out for us in Dublin – if I do say so myself, we are going to KILL live.