|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive rock progressive rock progressive metal|
This progressive rock band was formed in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992 by brothers Neal (2 August 1960, Van Nuys, California, USA; vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Alan Morse (b. 22 August 1958, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals). Originally named One, they recruited Dave Meros (b. 8 February 1956, Salinas, California, USA; bass, vocals) and Nick DVirgilio (b. 12 November 1968, Whittier, California, USA; drums, percussion, vocals) before changing their name to Spocks Beard. Named after the Star Trek character of the same name, the moniker was originally conceived as a joke and to be discarded before the band relented after failing to think of a more serious title. Following a period of heavy touring, the band built a substantial following based on their energetic live performances, and their assertive 1995 debut, The Light, confirmed their status as one of the forerunners of the progressive rock scene of the period. Although influenced by...