CalProg Presents Spock's Beard with Enchant



CalProg Presents…

Spock’s Beard with Enchant
Saturday August 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College

It is with great pleasure and a certain amount of unbridled excitement that CalProg can announce our next show with TWO CalProg alums (not to mention staff favorites) Spock’s Beard and Enchant! The show will be held in the beautiful Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Whittier College. This was the venue that hosted “Shaming of the True” in June 2012.  

Both Spock’s and Enchant are modern progressive rock heavyweights and both are at the top of their proverbial “games”. After a 10 year break, earlier this year Enchant released the album “The Great Divide” and it has been critically acclaimed as their best work to date. They followed that with a number of live performances including ROSfest earlier this month and received rave reviews by festival goers. There are plans for a European tour after this CalProg date as well as performances on YES’S Cruise to the Edge.    

Here’s what Dave Meros (bass player from Spock’s Beard) had to say about the upcoming show:  “We're really looking forward to this show on August 29.  Besides the fact that this will be the first concert showcasing our new album (The Oblivion Particle), and besides the fact that the Shannon Center is a top notch venue, we always look forward to working with Jim and the CalProg crew. He is one of the few concert promoters that seems to know the secret to making everybody happy.  The presentation is always perfect and they take care of all the details and make sure everybody. .. bands and audience alike. . .. have the kind of experience that they would personally want to have.”  

Southern California’s own Spock’s Beard has always been a great band. And while some counted them out with Neal Morse’s departure in 2002 to pursue a solo career, the band continued on undaunted by the personnel change, honing their writing and performing chops in an SB 2.0 era. And they just kept getting better and better. Their last album (Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep - 2013) was not just the best album of SB2.0, but may well be the best SB ever. So it is with great anticipation that their new release (The Oblivion Particle) will drop just in time for this show.

Prices:     Premium $80 (Center Floor Section)

               Standard $65 (All other seats)

Tickets go on sale Saturday May 30 at 8am only at Don’t miss this opportunity to see two great bands doing full sets back to back. It’s sure to be a huge treat for Southern California prog fans! I/we hope to see you there!


Jim “PapaJ” Harrel @ CalProg

Both artists recorded works can be found on the InsideOut record label.



Enchant Audio Sample

The Great Divide - The Great Divide
The Great Divide - Life In A Shadow
Tug of War - Holding the Wind
Break - Break
Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10- Colors Fade

Spock's Beard Audio Sample

Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep - The Man You're Afraid You Are
Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep - Something Very Strange
Spock's Beard Live At Sea - Walking On The Wind
Spock's Beard - X - The Quiet House