Rinaldi Flying Circus is an indie-blues rock band out of Greensboro, NC. Lead singer Stacey Rinaldi's empowered vocals stir memories of Etta James and Grace Slick, flowing over an eclectic blend of indie blues and jazz-rock, with a dash of swamp gypsy.
Over the last year, the band has been gigging hard throughout the Southeast region, including performances at Front Porch Fest (Stuart, VA), NoDa Summer MusicFest (Charlotte, NC), and a Mid-Atlantic tour from North Carolina to New York. They've had opportunities to share the stage with outstanding acts like Futurebirds (GA), Southern Culture on the Skids (NC), Red Mouth (AL), the Mobros (SC), The Duskwhales (VA), The High Divers (SC), and even actor/comedian Barry Rothbart (NY). The band was also featured on North Carolina Public Radio's "The State of Things" with Frank Stasio, following the release of their debut album, Old Hat.
Currently, the band is preparing it's second release, a full length album (tentatively) slated for Spring 2017.
"Stacey Rinaldi could be the Shirley Bassey of the 21st century, belting out her vocals over Tom Waits-style jazzy blues played by her brothers..."
- Eddie Huffman, News & Record (July 21, 2016)
"The first time I heard Stacey, I thought I was listening to Patsy Cline—her voice bursts its way into the consciousness, drags you down the twisted backroads of memory, love, and heartbreak, before perching you, trembling, at the edge of a cliff and— just barely—grabbing you again before you fall off. Their musical roots are in warm 50s jazz and hard-edged rock’n’roll, and they keep it interesting by swinging from the sly acoustic runs in “Postcards” to the drily sensual riffs in “Sophisticated Baby.”
- Colin Cutler, YES! Weekly (Apr 13, 2016)
The Rinaldi Flying Circus is wilder, veering through gothic blues moods with a sense of chaotic adventure.
--Jordan Lawrence, Indy Week (Nov 19, 2015)
"When the The Rinaldi Flying Circus took the stage, Stacey’s powerfully raw, deep voice took up the entire room, filling it with a bluesy vibe right away. Reminiscent of vintage jazz combined with contemporary rock ‘n’ roll...(t)he sound they created together was an eclectic mashup of genres spanning decades...(l)iving up to their name with their sultry vibes and tight instrumentals..."
- Mary Windsor, The Carolinian (Sep 23, 2015)