Its taken us 3 years to finish but HERE IT IS, OUR NEW ALBUM, RAIN IN THE FACE! ENJOY
Hey! It's been awhile since we've updated this website thing! It's been quite an eventful summer, lots of shows and lots RECORDING OUR NEW ALBUM too! Anywho, we are taking a weekend off from the studio and playing a few festivals! Come hang out with us!
9/30 Friday - CAROLINA JUBILEE - VanHoy Farms, Harmony, NC
10/1 Saturday - ASHEBORO FALL FESTIVAL - Downtown Asheboro, NC
10/2 Sunday - NC PEPPER FEST - Great Meadow Park, Chapel Hill, NC
Who is RFC? and what the hell are we doing??
Hey! We're Rinaldi Flying Circus and we want YOU to help us make a new record! We're an indie blues rock band based in Greensboro, NC (think Patsy Cline meets Etta James meets Tom Waits).
Check out our first album here for a taste:
For those of you that don't know us, we are four siblings that can't seem to shake the never ending itch for creating music & art. Here's us at a glance: Stacey (lead singer) is the talent, Joe (drums) is the overbearing father figure (AKA Papa Jackson), Tom (guitar) is the wildcard, and Rob (bass) is the charming youngster (AKA the Babe). Pleased to meet you!
So, we're making our second album and need your help to make it happen. This album will be the catalyst for many big things for RFC including: working with a producer for the first time for an amazing, professional quality recording, creating a wider reach for distributing our music, and all kinds of new merch like vinyl records, CDs & specialty cassettes. And when the album is done, you can expect new music videos & a summer tour in support of the new record!
The creation of this album will help us reach that next step in our musical career and we need your help to make it happen!
view the full crowdfunding campaign here:
Exciting times for music in Greensboro!
RFC is going to be featured in a new online concert series that launched this month. The series is called Record Greensboro, and will focus primarily on spotlighting Greensboro, NC musical acts. The webseries is produced by local Greensboro producer / musician RJ McKee and local radio personality Brian Z of Epicuria Radio (WQFS).
The show just launched this past Saturday February 6th and episodes will be out every Saturday for a season of 8 total episodes. You can check out the first episode here.
You can read the full feature story by the News & Record here:
This year we'll be celebrating the nation's most beloved holiday with one night of music and hilarity to welcome our favorite seasonal visitor. This Groundhog's Day's weekend, The Crown at the Carolina Theatre will host an epic celebration featuring a stacked lineup of the area's top musicians and comedians. Come celebrate with us for an epic music & comedy mini-fest!
$8 advance / $10 day-of-show
FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY:
Rinaldi Flying Circus + Hectorina + The Dapper Conspiracy
STAND-UP COMEDY BY:
Ryan Higgins, Mike Rinaldi, Pat McLeod, + Host Eric Trundy
Rinaldi Flying Circus (Greensboro)
"The Rinaldi Flying Circus is wilder, veering through gothic blues moods with a sense of chaotic adventure."
- Jordan Lawrence, (Indy Week) Nov. 2015)
“…this is a real sultry, gritty blues…[Stacey] you sound like you’ve been drinkin’ whiskey and smoking for 30 years…”
- Frank Stasio, WUNC 91.5fm: “The State of Things” (North Carolina Public Radio) (Jan 13, 2015)
"If you're into theatrical, artsy, off-kilter, I-have-no-idea- what's-coming-next music, Hectorina should be your jam."
- Independent Clauses Jun. 2014
The Dapper Conspiracy (Raleigh):
Powerful and delightfully enchanting - the gentlemen behind The Dapper Conspiracy, hailing from Raleigh, North Carolina, are modern balladeers leading you through a boisterous, mystical and sometimes eerie Southern Gothic landscape with a heavy, piano-soaked dose of rockin' Alt-Country.
FEATURING STAND-UP COMEDY BY:
"MUDDY CREEK MUSE: WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS"
This month's issue of Forsyth Woman includes a featured article on Rinaldi Flying Circus! Stacey recently sat down with Mr. Bill Heath and talked about some RFC history before our show at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston Salem, NC. We've had the pleasure of performing at Muddy Creek Music Hall a few times now it is always an experience; the room and the crowd truly bring it! Thanks for the ink, Bill!
Here's an except below:
"Stacy has developed into a vocal powerhouse, collecting new fans with each and every show.
Stacy grew up in East Hanover, New Jersey. Her father used to sing around the house when she was a kid, and that left a lasting impact on her. She also participated in the school choir. As part of a musical family, it was only a matter of time before she found her way onto the stage. Two of Stacy’s brothers (Joe and Rob) had been writing music separately before Joe asked their sister, Stacy, to sing their songs. That’s all it took. Joe instantly knew that he was onto something good, really good!
With Joe on guitar and Rob on bass, along with the outstanding dynamic drumming of Aaron Cummings, this group is both entertaining and engaging. The music that Joe and Rob create comes from many musical influences, including blues, rock and pop. Combined with Stacy’s soulful vocals, the group creates a vibe that I like to call “an old musical soul.” The music pulls the listener in with infectious grooves and clever chord changes, and then vocal comes in, and you’re hooked!"
Check out the article full article here:
Rinaldi Flying Circus sat down with Mary Windsor of The Carolinian a couple weeks ago before our set at Blind Tiger, Saturday Sept. 19th. We had some good laughs and some good cries too, as Mary made us try to remember things and talk about stuff. Thanks Mary!
Here's a link to the full article:
Well our first official tour ended last month, and boy are our arms tired. Seriously, all that picking and drumming is exhausting! We had a blasty blast trolling up and down the east coast. From DC to New York, Philadelphia and New Jersey, we tore the Mid Atlantic region a new one. Big thanks to Will Rinaldi, Elliot Hagburg, Jillian Piccoli, Madison & Austin DiMatteo, Ben Rifken, Ryan Rinaldi, Mario & Megan Licata, Jim Doherty, and Vin Luizza for the warm hospitality. We managed to avoid the harsh reality of sleeping in our van thanks to you all. Stay tuned for updates on all the goings on here at RFC!
RFC will be takin' a lil' East Coast Dip this August with a string of dates throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the USA. Tour kicks off in Brooklyn on Sat 8/8 Union Hall w/ Brooklyn's own Supermajor!
Sat 8/8 @ Union Hall - Brooklyn, NY
Sun 8/9 @ The Velvet Lounge - Washington, DC
Tues 8/11 @ The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ
Wed 8/12 @ The Fire - Philadelphia, PA
Thurs 8/13 @ Northern Soul - Hoboken, NJ
Sun 8/16 @ Pianos - New York, NY
See you on the road, kids!
We have officially moved to this brand spanking new website, and it's sooo smoooth. We'll miss the old site, but change is a good thing. Don't forget to check back here for more RFC all the time. Thanks!