Circus Of Power

Also known as Circle Of Power
Members of Circus Of Power: Alex Mitchell (2), Gary Sunshine, Mark Frappier, Ricky Beck Mahler, Ryan Maher, Victor Indrizzo, Zowie (3)
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.circusofpower.net/, http://www.myspace.com/circusofpower, http://www.garysunshine.com/

Discography of Circus Of Power:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Circus Of Power 11 Audio 1988 RCA
2 Vices 12 Audio 1990 RCA
3 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993-02-23 Columbia
4 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993
5 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 RCA
6 Vices 12 Audio 1990 BMG
7 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 BMG
8 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993 Columbia
9 Vices 12 Audio 1990 RCA
10 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 RCA
11 Still Alive 6 Audio 1989 Metal Blade Records
12 Still Alive 6 Audio 1989 Metal Blade Records
13 Motor 2 Audio 1988 RCA
14 Call Of The Wild 2 Audio 1988 RCA
15 Heaven & Hell 4 Audio 1992 Columbia
16 Still Alive ... 6 Audio 1989 RCA
17 Circus Of Power 16 Audio 2011-09-13 Rock Candy
18 Vices 18 Audio 2010 Rock Candy
19 Still Alive ... 6 Audio 1989
20 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 RCA Victor
21 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993 Sony Records
22 Vices 4 Audio 1990 BMG International
23 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 RCA
24 Vices 12 Audio 1990 RCA
25 Circus Of Power 11 Audio 1988 RCA
26 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 2013-01-21 Steamhammer
27 Live At The Ritz 5 Audio 1991-01-21 RCA
28 Heaven & Hell 3 Audio 1993 CBS/Sony
29 Circus Of Power 11 Audio 1988 RCA
30 Vices 12 Audio 1990 RCA
31 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993 Columbia
32 Mama Tequila 2 Audio 1993 Columbia
33 Circus Of Power 10 Audio 1988 RCA
34 Vices 12 Audio 1990 RCA
35 Magic & Madness 12 Audio 1993 Sony Music Entertainment


Circus Of Power was a tattooed, unshaven and leather-clad biker band that played an uncompromising brand of sleaze metal. Early publicity rumors stated that the band played several shows for the New York chapter of the Hell's Angels in their formative years.

Formed in the Lower East Side of New York by Alex Mitchell (vocals), Ricky Beck Mahler (guitar), Gary Sunshine (bass) and Ryan Maher (drums), their rough and rugged New York gutter image set them apart from emerging west coast sleaze bands. They toiled in the New York bar scene for years before RCA picked up on their blues-based, AC/DC influenced brand of metal. For Vices, the group moved Sunshine to guitar, and added bassist Zowie as the fifth member. But their brand of raunchy rock 'n' roll failed to catch on and the band was dropped.

The band revamped with Zowie being replaced by Mark Frappeir, and Maher by Victor Indrizzo respectively. They signed to Columbia and relocated to Los Angeles, but by the time Magic & Madness saw the light of day, the hard rocking music of the eighties was out of style. Circus Of Power disbanded in the mid-nineties without much fanfare, but has periodically played one-off shows.

Sunshine recorded with NY Loose, The Silos as well as a solo artist since the break-up while Mitchell fronted Uncle Max's Cosmic Band and its offshoot Fat Nancy as well as writing a book titled Life Is A Phantom K-Mart Horse Starting Up In The Middle Of The Night. However talk of Circus Of Power writing new material never seem to go away, so don't count them out yet.


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