Take some “Miley Cyrus” and a good quantity of “Katy Perry” and “Taylor Swift”, add just a tad of “Ke$ha”, “Rihanna” and “The Ting Tings” plus a smidgen of “Meghan Trainor”, mix in four guys from Bremerton and you’ve got the “Circle Twerks”.
The “Circle Twerks” are Joe on lead vocals / guitar, Todd on bass, Art on awesome guitar / vocals and Pat on drums. Their specialty is to take popular songs from the above mentioned artist (and some others) and cover the tunes in a punker fashion. For me, it was the first time that I really enjoyed these songs.
Billed as an opener, these guys actually headlined and they brought the house down. Starting with “Bremerton Hills” then “Charli XCX’s”, “Boom Clap”
Then they added a little bit of “Meghan Trainor’s” “All About The Bass” into the mix.
They had to do some “Taylor Swift” such as “Never Getting Back Together”
Then a couple from my favorite girl (she’s a guilty pleasure) “Katy Perry” including “Last Friday Night”
One of my most favorite songs of the evening (“Circle Twerks” version) was “The Ting Tings”, “That’s Not My Name” and as Joe demonstrates, it’s a great song for band introductions.
And of course they did a selection of songs from Miss Twerker herself “Miley Cyrus” including “Party In The USA”
These guys did an amazing amount of material during their 75 minute set. I’ve got to say that for me, this was one of the best shows / bands that I’ve seen all year. I’m a big fan of punk cover bands and “Circle Twerks” did deliver. It was also apparent, by the size of the crowd that showed up for these guys, that I am not alone in my thinking. I can’t wait for these guys to come back to “Wally’s House Of Booze.”
And a bonus for me, I was wanting a t-shirt but the lady (the blonde lady dancing around in many of the video’s) informed me that they only had two left, a small and a XXL…..my size! So if you see a guy walking around Wenatchee with a “Circle Twerks” t-shirt….that would be me, sweet.
Go to a show….preferably at “Wally’s”…..you know you want to.