Mittwoch, 30. November 2016

The Neal Morse Band

The journey of Neal Morse has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band.

The Los Angeles born Prog-Rocker Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors, Transatlantic and as Neal Morse) has forged many relationships over the years. The most compelling and fruitful efforts have been those with Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, and more). Together the pair has launched four bands. But the band that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been The Neal Morse Band. Over the years, Neal along with Mike Portnoy and Randy George always assembled musicians as needed to support Neal’s solo music. In 2012, Neal with longtime bassist Randy George held auditions to find the musicians needed to fill out the band as a permanent lineup that would write music collectively. Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals) and Eric Gillette (guitar, vocals) joined the band after three days of auditions. They went on to release "The Grand Experiment" in 2014 followed by the "Alive Again" live DVD/2CD package in 2015.

Together, the five members are now embarking on "The Similitude Of A Dream". This will be the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, but the second as a true collaboration with this lineup.