SPOCK’S BEARD have announced that original member Nick D’Virgilio will play drums on their next album.
The illustrious American progressive rockers Spock’s Beard [originally led by Neal and Alan Morse] have said they will soon return to work on the follow-up to ‘The Oblivion Particle’.
The band is pleased to announce that original member Nick D’Virgilio will play the drums on their next album.
D’Virgilio played with the group on the recent Cruise to the Edge in February after the departure of drummer Jimmy Keegan.
The band had to say about the return of D’Virgilio
“Spock’s Beard is super excited to announce that the amazing Nick D’Virgilio has agreed to play on our next album…”
“Nick was with us when we first started and we are over the moon to have him back with us for this album. We know you’ll be as excited as we are to hear what we will be able to create with him back pounding the skins. We’ve been writing new material and plan to start recording in earnest in late May, so stay tuned...”
D’Virgilio was the original drummer of the group when it was formed in Los Angeles in 1992 [the Morse Bros recruited Nick after meeting him at a blues jam] — he took over as lead singer in 2002 [when Neal left the band] and continued for 4 albums.
The Californian drummer replaced Phil Collins in Genesis for some tracks on their Calling All Stations album [1997.]
NDV left Spock’s Beard in 2011 to concentrate on working with Cirque du Soleil
The band’s 12th studio album ‘The Oblivion Particle’ was released in August 2015 via InsideOutMusic, and was a successful follow up to the band’s 2013 release “Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep” and charted highly around the world.