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Chalk Circle

Newcastle, Ontario

Chalk Circle was an alternative rock band formed in 1982. The band originally consisted of lead singer and guitarist Chris Tait, bassist Brad Hopkins, keyboardist Tad Winklarz and drummer Derrick Murphy.  Formed in Newcastle, Ontario, Hopkins and Tait were paired with Terry Miller and Stani Veselinovic in 1982 as "The Casualties". The band briefly changed its name to "The Reactors" and then to "New Addition" in 1984, and finally settled on the name Chalk Circle (taken from Bertolt Brecht's play The Caucasian Chalk Circle).  - Wikipedia



Alternative rock, new wave

Associated Acts




Years Active


1982 – 1990, 2006 - present



This Mourning

April Fool

20th Century Boy


Chris Tait, Brad Hopkins, Jason Sniderman, Derrick Murphy

Music & Merch

Mending Wall - 1987

The Great Lake - 1986

As The Crow Flies - 1989