The name came about because we wanted to create a name that wasn’t something that already existed, we wanted to have something that would create a unique image in people’s mind that would reflect the eclectic mix of music we wanted to make. So we picked ‘Speak Easy Circus’ because we thought it was a strange enough combination of words that it might make people think twice.
All of us come from very different musical backgrounds so our influences are incredibly varied, it could be jazz, funk, soul, rock etc. What tends to remain the same is that these influences inevitably find themselves in our music. Music is such an important part of all of our lives that for all of us it has become second nature to express ourselves this way.
Some artists that we have been listening to a lot recently:
Vulfpeck, Sons of Kemet, corto.alto, Joesef, guitariccadelafuente, Snarky Puppy, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Phoebe Bridgers, Hinds, Lucia and the Best Boys, Nathan Somevi, D’Angelo, Rosalía, Marina Rolink, Marika Hackman, Frank Ocean