Soul Sirkus is the name of the new "Super band" project featuring: Guitarist Neal Schon (Journey, Hardline, Bad English), singer Jeff Scott Soto, Bassist Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Michael Ruff) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Bad English).
Neal had heard of Jeff's reputation and the pair first met then jammed at LA's 2004 Winter NAMM Convention in Los Angeles. Neal also caught Marco playing a showcase that weekend that sparked an idea for the 'baddest band anyone's ever seen or heard'. From there Neal & Jeff quickly got working, collaborating on songs, the results which will be heard on their debut album. Neal Schon recently commented on the vibe of the band: "The new stuff is cool, melodic and has plenty of edge. We are very much looking forward, to getting it out soon and playing live. I definitely feel we have the goods. It is sounding very cool to say the least."
Along with Deen in town, the quartet has been busy recording tracks for their debut album. 11 songs have been written (Mp3 previews of ""Highest ground", "Periled Divide", "Soul goes on", "Another world", "Praise", "Coming home" & "Closed the door" here)and recorded recently in San Francisco at Jonathan Cain's studio, with the album to be shopped to major labels soon.