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Most recently, has released Outside America by The Circus In Flames. Andrew called on long time band member Brian Barr to again co-produce and play mandolin and electric guitar. Ed Goodine returned on drums and making his debut on banjitar was Brian Thalken. Upright bassist Bernie Addington, who played on the first Circus In Flames album, reunited with the band in the studio while his brother Phil Addington grabbed his electric bass and became the latest musician to run away and join The Circus.
In 2007 The Circus In Flames joined such artists as Gordon Lightfoot, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Blue Rodeo and former Byrd, Chris Hillman on . The group was honoured to welcome legendary steel guitarist Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Great Speckled Bird, Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks) to record with them. The Toronto Star chose their version of the Tyson classic, Someday Soon as the album's Top Track after rating the disc 3½ out of 4 Stars.
Andrew first formed The Circus In Flames when asked to play at a friend's St. Patrick's Day bash in the mid-1990s. Since then the band has toured a number of times, played several music festivals and released critically acclaimed recordings:
The Circus In Flames
- "A strong argument for indie release of the year" (Dirty Linen)
A Little Bit of Gasoline
As well, C.B.C. Radio has nationally broadcasted a full concert by the band in addition to airing their music on a number of programs.
In a career that started in Vancouver’s independent music scene of the early 1980s, Doug Andrew has shared bills with everyone from The Ramones to Raffi to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Beginning with bands like Shanghai Dog (2 vinyl releases: 1983's Clanging Bell EP & 1985's This Evolution LP) he has continued to write songs and is today recognized as an accomplished singer-songwriter respected by critics, peers and music fans alike. The Edmonton Journal has described his songs as having "slightly twisted, always interesting storyline lyrics" delivered "with an energetic thrust that falls just shy of reckless abandon." SEE Magazine has said his songs "should shuffle him off into the Canadian musical songwriting hierarchy" and the Vancouver Province declared “Andrew is a great songwriter ...while The Circus In Flames are his extraordinarily sympathetic band...a weird mix of musical eclecticism built on a dark folklore."