CIRCLESLIDE TO APPEAR ON JCTV'S REAL VIDEOS Host T-Bone Interviews Critically-acclaimed Christian Pop/Rock Band
About Latest Project, Echoes of the Light
Nashville, Tenn. (September 1, 2011) - Critically-acclaimed Christian pop/rock band Circleslide is scheduled to appear on the nation's longest running national Christian music video show, JCTV's Real Videos, beginning at 12:30 a.m. ET Saturday. The band will join the show's host, rap superstar T-Bone, to talk about their latest release, Echoes of the Light.
"We had an awesome time shooting Real Videos with Circleslide," says Real Videos producer Eddie Yamashita. "This is a band that keeps it real with their faith and has a fun time doing it."
Airdates for the Real Videos episode with Circleslide are 12:30 a.m. ET Saturday; 12:30 a.m. ET Sunday; 12:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET Monday; and 5:30 a.m. ET September 10.
JCTV is a Christian youth television network aimed at the 13-30 age group. The network's programming includes music videos with positive messages, issue-driven talk shows, action sports programming that highlights athletes who are making a difference in others, live events, concerts and more. JCTV's mission is to be a light by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. To watch a live stream, go to jctv.org or tune into your local television station (jctv.org/updates).
Pictured (L to R): Circleslide's Lee Yoder and Jonathan DeAnda and Real Videos host T-Bone join Circleslide's Gabe Martinez and Eric Vickers in the California sun outside the TBN Studios in Costa Mesa, Calif.About Circleslide:
Since the band's debut project, which landed them on Christianity Today's list of "Best New Artists," among other accolades, Circleslide — whose lineup includes frontman Gabe Martinez, lead guitarist Jonathan DeAnda, bassist Eric Vickers and drummer Lee Yoder — has toured unceasingly, refining their modern rock ruminations, while keeping their ministry agenda firmly in focus. In addition to shows with newsboys, tobyMac, MercyMe, Casting Crowns, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez and downhere, the guitar-driven band has headlined everywhere from clubs to churches and colleges, with plenty of youth camps and outreach events in between — all of which build off the group's Youth With A Mission beginnings.
The band was developing Echoes of the Light in the spring of 2010 when Nashville was hit with a devastating flood which destroyed Martinez's house, as well as all of the band's gear, instruments, PA and trailer. Circleslide's ordeal, and the season of spiritual reassurance which followed, directly inspired the band's recent songwriting. "We have a renewed realization that God has called us to this ministry," says Martinez. "Nothing's going to hold us back from spreading His word."
Circleslide's Echoes of The Light is available on Save the City Records and distributed through Provident-Integrity Distribution. For more information on Circleslide and Echoes of The Light, visit circleslide.net or savethecityrecords.com.
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