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Spock's Beard

Spock’s Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal andAlanMorse.Neal(keyboards/vocals) and Alan (guitars) were joined by fellow musicians Nick D’Virgilio (Nick D’Virgilio, drums . alsoknownasNDV) and Dave Meros (bass), and were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto.

Spock’s Beard play a brand of progressive rock with pop music leanings, drawing much influence from GenesisandTheBeatles.They are also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal harmonies and use of counterpoint much in theveinofGentleGiant. They’ve re ...read more

Spock’s Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal andAlanMorse.Neal(keyboards/vocals) and Alan (guitars) were joined by fellow musicians Nick D’Virgilio (Nick D’Virgilio, drums . alsoknownasNDV) and Dave Meros (bass), and were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto.

Spock’s Beard play a brand of progressive rock with pop music leanings, drawing much influence from GenesisandTheBeatles.They are also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal harmonies and use of counterpoint much in theveinofGentleGiant. They’ve released records like the acclaimed The Kindness of Strangers and V beforereleasingtheepicconcept album Snow, which also marked the departure of leader and main composer Neal Morse for asolo careerasaChristian artist.

After the departure of Neal Morse, the frontman role was taken on by Nick D’Virgilio. The ‘new’ lineup hasreleasedfourmorestudio albums: Feel Euphoria, Octane, Spock’s Beard and X.

The band is supported by drummer Jimmy Keegan on tour. This leads to drum duets/duels between him andNickD’Virgiliofromtime to time, which can be compared to Phil Collins and Chester Thompson at Genesis concerts. Hereolddrummer Collinsalsotook the lead singer role, after old singer Peter Gabriel left the band.

Spock's Beard will be coming out with a new studio album in March 2013 called Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep.

The band was named for the Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror,” where the crew enters a parallel universe inwhichtheparallelMr. Spock is differentiated by his beard. « hide

Similar Bands: Marillion, Twelfth Night, Sound of Contact, Cosmograf, It Bites

LPs
Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
04/02/2013

3.9
36 Votes
X
2010

4
58 Votes
Spock's Beard
2006

3.5
40 Votes
Octane
2005

3.2
36 Votes
Feel Euphoria
2003

2.7
32 Votes
Snow
2002

4
70 Votes
V
2000

4
77 Votes
Day For Night
1999

3.5
28 Votes
The Kindness Of Strangers
1998

3.8
28 Votes
Beware of Darkness
1996

3.5
27 Votes
The Light
1995

4.1
53 Votes
Live Albums
Live
2008

4
2 Votes

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