Homecomings. Halo Circus from their 30-city tour. Maggie Szabo from Europe

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Two of my favorite artists.  Maggie Szabo and Allison Iraheta of  and Halo Circus both with homecomings this week.

Halo Circus is an LA-based bilingual alternative rock band composed of vocalist Allison Iraheta, guitarist Brian Stead, bassist Matthew Hager and drummer Veronica Bellino. Halo Circus was formed in 2012 by Iraheta, a finalist on American Idol. She had released her debut album, Just Like You in 2009 and met producer/songwriter/musician Hager They wrote together and later formed Halo Circus whose crowd-sourced “Follow the Rabbit” US Summer Tour”,  kicked off in SoCal in August and wraps up with a blowout concert Nov 11  in Los Angeles  at the Hotel Café.  But we get to interview them that morning.

Maggie Szabo is a Canadian-born, LA-based  soul-pop singer whose vocals and songwriting has earned 13 million YouTube, sold out performances and well-deserved songwriting awards.  Small but powerful, Szabo is famed for holding audiences hushed as she starts songs in whispers and then rises to room-filling belts, Winner of the International Songwriting Competition, Maggie is a featured vocalist and songwriter on the new album from German electronic DJ, Schiller, which has sold 7 million albums worldwide and debuted at #1 in Germany. Her single ‘Forgive and Forget’, was premiered by Yahoo Music and licensed in Criminal Minds and Keeping Up with the Kardashians among others . And, never one to stand still long, she has released a new single, “Smile” and has an album in the works.

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