Monday, November 21, 2011

Ted Leonard joins Spock's Beard


To keep bringing you the finest Prog Rock, we’ve brought on board the amazing vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard (Enchant, Thought Chamber) and Jimmy Keegan (Santana, John Waite), who’s been our tour drummer for close to 10 years now. If you know these guys, you know they’re world class. They bring exciting new energy and creativity to the party.

We regret that Nick D’Virgilio, a founding member of the band, good friend and incredible talent is unable to continue with us due to his other commitments. Please continue to support him, check out his new solo CD “Pieces,” go see him with Cirque du Soleil and follow whatever other madness he's up to. He’s awesome. We wish him the best of luck and the success he deserves. We wouldn’t be here without NDV!

Look for a new live Spock’s Beard DVD and extensive European tour in early 2012, followed by our 11th studio release sometime in the summer. We’re energized and excited, and will be posting updates and sound samples as we progress.

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more of a continuation of the NDV news of leaving, but as a fan of Enchant historically, I am rather intrigued by this potential. I suppose it may not matter unless the writing isn't good. And perhaps however good their new album coming next Summer is may indicate how important Ted's writing with Enchant is/was.

But on the surface, he's a tremendous singer, so immediately, that had my curiosity. Now whether their music still ends up being the recipe-prog that a lot of the Beard work has been since Neal left, that has to be something to wonder.

As far as Enchant, I wonder if this means anything given they have been somewhat retired/hiatus for almost a decade anyway. But I hope it doesn't sort of officially put the nail in their coffin. But how much time can pass before you don't wonder anymore. Last thing I recall from them was the ProgPowerUSA show in 2009. I suppose checking-in on their forum might give more insights as to how this may affect them in any way.