Halo Circus Show Review

Halo Circus Show Review

By Harriet Kaplan

Los Angeles’ own bilingual alternative rock band Halo Circus recently recently headlined The Troubadour performing to a sold-out crowd in support of its debut album due out in 2016. In an evening, the band dubbed “Say it Loud! A Night of Cultural Disruption,” the event spotlights multi-cultural music influenced by Iraheta’s childhood growing up in South Central.

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Rock photographer Mike Cavanaugh was on hand to not only shoot the band for BOC, but offer his astute and colorful observations of the show. Cavanaugh said the band had an amazing, non-stop energy and was incredibly passionate and delivered sheer raw power live. Singer Allison Iraheta has a dramatic, broad vocal range and is the clear star of the band. Iraheta oozed charisma and has charm to burn. Visually, Iraheta is a stand out with her trademark pink hair flying all over the place as she prowled the stage and took it over making it own. Drummer Veronica Bellino was equally strong on rhythm and played her heart out. Guitarist Brian Stead and bassist Matthew Hager held their own on their respective instruments with a more subtle and subdued presence and counterpart to the striking Iraheta that held court before her rapturous fans.

Set List

He Promises The Moon

Nothing At All

All I Have


Guns In Our Hands

Yo Me Voy


Do You Believe In Shame

Out Of Love

Can’t Take You Away From Me

Band Aid

Photos by Mike Cavanaugh

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