Eric Bennett

December 28, 1956 - July 31, 2022

After a few stints as a lead vocalist and then bass player for other area bands, Eric joined Cirkus on bass and vocals and stayed with us almost until the very end of the band. Eric eventually rejoined his brother Rodger Bennett in Sidewinder after leaving the band. He was as solid of a bass player as anyone would ever want, keeping the beat solidly locked-in with Kelly at all times.

He will be greatly missed and always remembered with much love.

Walbo has left the arena.

Sean Carmichael

August 14, 1957 - January 22, 2019

Prior to Cirkus, played with The Jamie Hoover Group ("a nice little 4 piece orchestra" —Ted Kemp, booking agent ). Cirkus was not the same after Sean joined. This was a good thing for all.

Sean left us suddenly and very unexpectedly on a Tuesday afternoon, January 22, 2019, from heart failure. Brother, Friend, Husband, Daddy, and Papa are missed.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Irish proverb

Mason St Clair

October 12, 1955 - February 19, 2016

Manager and lights. "Got any buddy?" (we could write a book about Masonómaybe we will some day)

Early in 2016, Mason passed after a long battle with his personal demons. Although we had not been close to him in some time, we are saddened at his loss.

Squire Lilly

December 23,1957 - April 19, 2012

After Cirkus, he and Steve formed a short-lived band called The Suspects. Went home afterwards, went to college, and became the city planner for a large major city in the Southeast.

Sadly, we lost Squire on April 19, 2012 after he waged a courageous battle against cancer. Rest in peace, Squire.

Dave Savage

September 1, 1956 - March 22, 1998

aka Lunch. Soundman/wildman. His real name was Kelly Bowman Wood, which he chose not to use for some unknown-to-us legal reasonsówe didn't ask. Once got drunk in Nag's Head at 10 a.m. and spent the day bellowing Ramones tunes at the top of his lungs. Most of us went somewhere else.

Sadly, in recent years Dave became a tragic casualty of the lifestyle which he had chosen and is no longer with us. We miss you, Lunch.