In 1999, he joined former Dream Theater co-founder Mike Portnoy, Flower Kings' Roine Stolt and Marillion's Pete Trewavas to form the supergroup Transatlantic. On March 26, 2012, Morse released the first album of the newly formed band Flying Colors (Mike Portnoy on drums and vocals, Dave LaRue on bass, Neal Morse on keyboards and vocals, Casey McPherson on lead vocals, and guitar, and Steve Morse on lead guitar).
Here’s the Setlist: w Flying Colors: (MP, Neal Morse, Steve Morse, Dave LaRue & Casey McPherson), Blue Ocean, A Place In Your World, Fool In My Heart, Mask Machine. w Transatlantic: (MP, Neal Morse, Roine Stolt w Special Guests Ted Leonard, Randy George, Bill Hubauer & Jon Davison), Suite Charlotte Pike, Abbey Road Medley.
Flying Colors is an American supergroup composed of Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. Flying Colors, on Mascot Label Group, has released two studio albums, and two live albums, to commercial success and critical acclaim.
Morse, Portnoy, LaRue, McPherson and Morse announce special brief tour to commence October 2 in Los Angeles with shows planned for Chicago, Philadelphia, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England and France. Rotterdam, Netherlands -- Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have announced a September 29 release date in Europe and the . for the band's SECOND NATURE album via the Music Theories label. The critics were united in acknowledging the eponymously titled debut album from Flying Colors among the most fascinating releases of 2012.
t, composer and singer Neal Morse is one of the leading figures in progressive rock. He began in 1995 by co-founding and leading the seminal prog rock band, Spock’s Beard. Morse rose to notoriety, though, as a solo artist, and as a member of the Portnoy-founded prog supergroup, Transatlantic. Neal’s ability to combine catchy, memorable melodies with symphonic rock grandeur has made him a leading voice in his genre. He has also penned some of the longest songs in progressive rock-and that’s saying something.
FLYING COLORS - Former DREAM THEATER Drummer Mike Portnoy's New Band With DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Steve Morse - Debut Album Tracklisting Revealed. 12 янв 2012 : MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE Unite In FLYING COLORS; Debut Album Details.
Mascot Label Group has announced the release of the eponymous debut album from FLYING COLORS - the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE). on Monday, March 26, followed by a . release on Tuesday, March 27. FLYING COLORS is Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (lead vocals, guitar), and Steve Morse (lead guitar).
Flying Colors convened for just nine days in early 2011, and composed and recorded this album during a short and intense session. This album has bits and pieces of what you'd expect from each of us,' says Portnoy. The sum of all its parts led to brand new, unchartered territory for everyone involved. It was quite an experience,' recalls Dave LaRue. 2012 Flying Colors With a star-studded lineup of progressive rock veterans and a talented young front man, the debut effort from American Flying Colors quickly became one of my most anticipated releases of 2012. The premise behind this project was rather interesting - putting a pop singer alongside virtuoso instrumentalists is bound to produce interesting results, and Flying Colors is certainly a unique album, especially considering what may be expected from the musicians involved.
Of course, Neal Morse was immediately along, with guitar legend Steve Morse and the brilliant bassist Dave LaRue. The group would go outside the known prog and shred world and approach alt-pop singer Case McPherson, from the band Alpha Rev, and invite him to join the group, since the goal was to do a band that had as much pop as it did prog influence. The band would become Flying Colors and they would release their self-titled debut on March 26, 2012. Casey McPherson tells the story of getting contacted and joining the band. I wasn’t really sure who this guy Bill was that called me.