January 19th, 2018:

Last weekend we tried stripping the band down to the bare minimum number of instruments and played at Glass Beaches’ album release party. We ended up with an interesting sound— something lighter, with less calories and saturated fat than the full-meal deal. Gotta be health-conscious these days, right? Here are some selections from the uncommonly-sighted sub-band, “Triangular Reasoning”:

January 12th, 2018:

The first spin of 2018 shall be… at the High Dive with Falco & Bonnici and the Joseph Breakdown on January 31st! Hope to see you there!

Circular Reasoning / Falco & Bonnici / The Joseph Breakdown
1/31 → High Dive, Seattle

$6 advance / $8 day of show
Ticket available HERE


December 9th, 2017:

$7 // 21+

Yes, friends, we do bring to you a platter of zesty sounds this month. We hope to see you on the night of the 21st at the Blue Moon, which, despite its age, has held up quite well and retained the vast majority of its structural integrity (to our knowledge) and its character.

On the menu:

The soulful, introspective songs of Valerie Cavell!

The logical, funky reverberations of Circular Reasoning!

The kaleidoscopic, Woodstocky vibes of the Cosmic Shuffle!

Sound zesty enough? We hope so. See you there!

September 11th, 2017:

Sexy is not back. The coal industry is not back. Backstreet is not back. Texas is not back. The boys are not back. BUT CIRCULAR REASONING IS BACK!!

Come groove with Seattle’s most logically-sound funk band at our favorite Dive, the High Dive! We’ll be sharing said Dive with the trippy, bluesy sounds of Fast Nasties and the vivacious, Woodstocky jams of Grampa’s Chili.

Poster 10-3

513 N. 36TH ST., STE. G
21+, $8/$6 ADVANCE

June 24th, 2017:

We are excited to be featured at Mo’ Jam Presents – the long-running and righteous Monday jam session at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. We’ll be opening the night with a set preceding the jam session, so come through on the early side!

412 N. 36TH ST.

MONDAY, JULY 10th, 2017

April 18th, 2017:

Saturday night and the place to be is Belltown. We’re gonna bust out some corrosive funk, rugged rock & roll and earth-shaking world beats in this theater and see what happens to the upholstery.

Poster - Rendezvous 4-29-17

March 4th, 2017:

The newest Circular Reasoning single “I Roll” is now being served! We are delighted to add this to our funky menu for your listening pleasure… or whatever unintended yet oddly gratifying emotions this platter may evoke. Hit the link, flag down any nearby frizzy-haired, roller-skate-wearing waitress and ask for the special. If you need a take-out box, swing by our Bandcamp page and download the track for free. We left this in the oven a little longer than we were supposed to, so it’s a little crispy, but we hope that you will still find it zesty and flavorful.

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March 2nd, 2017:


CR will take the stage
With funky gears engaged,
So take a drive
To the High Dive,
‘Cause we think this show will rage.

This rockin’ bill includes
A bunch of rockin’ dudes,
A night enriched
With Friction Pitch
And the righteous band DEAD NUDES.

For some Tuesday-night profoundness,
Step out to hear this soundness,
Why even wait
To mark the date?
Don’t miss out on the roundness!

High Dive 3-14-17

January 20th, 2017:

Coming at cha, Ballard! We’re hitting underground rock house Substation on Wednesday, February 8th, joined by the earthy, tribal sounds of Sonic Caravan and the supreme psychedelic musings of Pink Octopus. That’s right – we’re gonna have the desert, the sea… and whatever environment Circular Reasoning lives in. The jungle perhaps?

November 20th, 2016:

THE CIRCULAR REASONING MUSIC VIDEO IS LIVE! Get yourself a big tub of popcorn, sit down, make yourself comfortable… and get ready to eat all of that popcorn in six and a half minutes! We have twisted one of our beloved singles into a spastic pinnacle in cinematic unorthodoxy, and now we are pleased to take you with us on that exciting journey. This music video is a real piece of work, but then again, we’re a real piece of work! Enjoy!

July 13th, 2016:

At the Bite Of Seattle Sunday! Serendipitously, that spells out B.O.S.S.! Probably a good sign.
Come swingity-swing on through and soak in some groovitude amidst your weekend travels. We play at 3pm at the Fisher Green Stage!

May 25th, 2016:

Got a double-header this Friday! Firstly, the fantastic Northwest Folklife Festival! Come check us out at 4pm at the Vera Project. Then, a surprise appearance at Pono Ranch in Ballard! 8pm! Everything’s all ages, everything’s free.
Just think! You can miss our show and still see our show IN THE SAME DAY! Tubular! TUBULAR!!!

May 21st, 2016:

U District Street Fair today! Come down at 2pm- we’ll be on the 42nd street stage. Our saxophone player Charlie is also a meteorologist, so he’s going to make sure the weather is better by 2pm. Thanks, Charlie

May 7th, 2016:

Summer is nigh, which means that you can soon catch Circular Reasoning with extraordinary convenience. Soul music and convenience is a great pairing, right? It’s like Merlot and gruyere. Or bourbon and bitters. Or a ham sandwich and a juice box…

CR Under the Sun

April 10th, 2015:

Catch us at the High Dive on Thursday, April 28th for an evening of supreme psychedelia as we’re joined by art rockers The Almost Faithful and the edgy, kaleidoscopic Something in the Trees. We’ll bring you back to the late 60s and take you all the way through the early 70s… nostalgic regardless of whether or not you were actually around during that time! You can get advance tickets for the sensible price of $6 right over here.

High Dive Poster 4-28-16

MARCH 5th, 2015:

We’ve got shoooooows to announce! Come rock with us in April, as we’ll be at Cafe on the Ave in the U-District on Saturday, April 2nd and over at Pono Ranch in Ballard on Saturday, April 9th.

JANUARY 6th, 2015:

THE ALBUM IS HERE!!! After many hours in the studio, many weeks of production, months of anticipation, a few years of writing and arranging, we present to you our first proverbial hack at an odyssey in soul and funk, the feature-length album Circular Reasoning.

NOVEMBER 29th, 2015:

We are excited to announce that we will be releasing our debut album on JANUARY 5th at the High Dive in Fremont! We will be joined by psychedelic jam band the Cosmic Shuffle and Seattle’s torchholders of reggae, Irie Lights. Come enjoy our funky musings and be the first to get a fresh copy of our musical odyssey!

Album Release Poster

NOVEMBER 1st, 2015:

Thanks for everyone who came out to the Vera Project this Halloween! Got an anachronistic-looking snapshot of us in full, costumed splendor…

Village People (Old)

SEPTEMBER 13th, 2015:
THE NEXT SINGLE IS UP! Here’s another song that will be featured on the Circular Reasoning album, which will be released at the end of the year. We present to you… “Ice”!

AUGUST 15th, 2015:
WE HEREBY DROP A SINGLE! We present to you “Wall Street”, the debut single from the upcoming album! After much slaving away in front of microphones and faders, this one’s fresh off the press.

About the Band

Circular Reasoning is an ensemble of home-grown, organic R&B and funk from the fertile grounds of the Seattle music scene. The band’s unconventional retrofitting of old-school sounds brings together a flashy horn section backed by mosaic of stone grooves and jazzy intricacies.

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