Circle 7 Biography

Band Bio

Looking to blend their many diverse influences into a cohesive musical statement, Circle 7 is a hard rock band from San Diego, CA who have their sights set on writing songs that blend heaviness, groove and melody and will have an immediate and lasting emotional impact on their listeners.


The foundation of Circle 7 came together in 2006; named Six Reasons at time and consisting of current band members Ryan Holliday, Daniel Cease, Isaac Rauscher and Ryan Welcher. The band was nominated for an SDMA award in 2007 and released their first record "Uninvited Life" in 2009. Following the release the band won multiple contests through local radio station ROCK105.3, played many shows and songs started getting radio play with people starting to take notice in the local and regional scenes. Although things were moving in a positive direction for the band, they decided to take a step back and see how they could take their sound and style to another level.


After auditioning multiple vocalists, the band found Simon Alcantara from Venezuela and the lineup was complete. With their new vocalist and renewed musical focus, the band decided to change their name to Circle 7 and released their new record 'In Between' on June 15th, 2012. Armed with their energetic live show and a collection of powerful songs, Circle 7 is ready to make their mark on the world.


Simon Alcantara
Simon Alcantara

Lead Vocals - Simon Alcantara

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Equipment

Microphone - Sennheiser

   
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Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday

Lead Guitarist - Ryan Holiday

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Equipment

Amps - Marshall JVM210H
Cabs - Vintage Marshall
Guitars - Gibson 6 & 7 string Explorers, Gibson SG Standard, Ibanez RG series 7 string
Effects - Boss, MXR, Crybaby Wah
Strings - Ernie Ball
Pics - Dunlop

   
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Isaac Rauscher
Isaac Rauscher

Rhythm Guitar - Isaac Rauscher

Born in Fontana and raised in San Bernardino California, Isaac joined his first band at 14 as a drummer. Then started a techno/industrial band which eventually led him to start playing guitar at 18.Moved to San Diego in 1994 and joined a band, that eventually became Canobliss, as a lead vocalist. Released one album called Wicked Necessary. The love of guitar would haunt his dreams until he finally decided to quit Canobliss and pursue guitar again. This led to the band Syndicate. A couple tours and albums later, Isaac decided to write a solo album. This project turned into a band that lasted 8 years, wrote 2 albums and won an LA music award, called Foil. Then, in 2009 he joined Six Reasons. They immediately released their debut album. A couple years later they welcomed Simon as the new lead vocalist and changed the band name to Circle7 and released the new album "In Between".

Equipment

Amps - Marshall JVM410H \\m/ \\m/
Cabs - 1980\'s Marshall
Guitars - Gibson Les Paul, 7 string Epiphone Les Paul
Effects - ISP decimator, Korg tuner
Strings - Ernie Ball
Pics - Dunlop

   
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Dan Cease
Dan Cease

Drums and Percussion - Dan Cease

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Equipment

Drums - Premier Artist Maple, Tama bell brass snare, Pork Pie piccolo snare
Pedals - DW 9000
Heads - Remo Emperor
Cymbals - Zildjian Z & A Custom Series
Sticks - Vader 5B wood tip

   
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Ryan Welcher
Ryan Welcher

Bass - Ryan Welcher

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Equipment

Amp - Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600
Cab - Mesa Boogie Powerhouse 6x10
Basses - MusicMan Stingray 5DH and Ibanez SR505
Effects - Boss ME-50B, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Sennheiser Wireless
Strings - Rotosound 665LD
Pics - In Tune

   
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