William Elvin and the Circus Tour is the musical project of Hong Kong-based Filipino singer-songwriter and performance artist William Elvin Manzano, painting a musical picture of a journey from loneliness and depression to self-(re)discovery.
The band is formed by professional singer-songwriter and performance artist William Elvin, who has been composing stage musicals in the Philippines since 2010. Throughout his young career, William had already achieved critical and commercial success through his original works. He is also a creative writer and stage director.
In charge of the band’s musical backbone is multi-awarded drummer and percussionist Saturn Tiamson, who is hailed as one of Hong Kong’s top musicians by Timeout Magazine in 2008. He has since won multiple awards due to his work in the Filipino community, and had swept gold medals in the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2016.
Completing the Circus Tour's musical palette are Rico Cristobal and Matt Alvarez Mateo. Rico is the original bassist of the band Gracenote, who has won several band competitions in the Philippines before being signed by a major record label. Matt is one of Hong Kong’s most promising young Filipino musicians, and is ready to make his mark with the band.
Release Date June 30, 2016
Band Members William Elvin - Guitars/Vocals Saturn Tiamson - Drums/Percussion Matt Mateo - Guitars Rico Cristobal Jr. - Bass