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Musician Spotlight: Halo Circus

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Halo Circus, Gone music video

Halo Circus
Screenshot from the music video “Gone”

Authoress Note: This post and some past music posts will be in a new category called Under The Radar Music.

Anybody remember a young vocalist named Allison Iraheta? If you watched American Idol in 2009, you may remember her elimination performance of “Cry Baby” or her duet of “Slow Ride” with fellow Idol contestant Adam Lambert.

Earlier this year, she announced that she would be fronting her own band called Halo Circus. Although their debut album will not be released until 2014, they have already released “Gone” as a single and have been performing at various venues all year.

Based on several  live performances I’ve seen via YouTube, the band has a blues rock vibe to them. Allison’s voice and the fact that she is fronting band is reminiscent of Janis Joplin. Her performances of  songs such as “Stand Up” and “Guns in Your Hands” bring out the best of her voice.

Another remarkable thing about Halo Circus is that thanks to Allison Iraheta, they are bilingual. A couple of the songs I’ve seen live or heard have been sung in both English and Spanish. For instance,  the song “Gone” and its Spanish counterpart “Yo Me Voy”.  This is great because she will have a diverse fan base and hopefully inspire other Spanish-speaking girls.

Hopefully, the album will not disappoint and we will get at least one more single released before it comes out. I’m personally hoping that Iraheta does another duet with Adam Lambert too.

Written by Serena Zola

December 17, 2013 at 1:05 PM

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