Cleveland, Ohio – I was walking up to the venue this last Saturday for the show and for some reason the crowd was outside , not just outside but down the street and past a few other buildings .I am thinking to myself what is going on here I have covered many shows at the Beachland Ballroom and I have never seen a crowd like this . I inquire to some of the others in line what is going on and they say simply two words ” Neal Morse” My curiosity got peaked as I have never seen them before and I asked , have you been to many shows and almost in unison they uttered ” are you kidding ? ” and that was lesson I soon learned .
I had about an hour wait in line to learn why people traveled far and wide to see them and why, and what I learned was simple . You don’t need constant radio airplay to have legions of rabid fans . What you need is good songwriting , excellent musicianship and memorable songs and guess what the Neal Morse Band has it in spades .
The show opened with a dark and mysterious lighting and sounds , almost like a Broadway musical and soon burst into a night of theatrics , musicianship and an very appreciative crowd .
I asked fan ” Sue” and her husband what they favorite songs that night were and they stated ” A Momentary Change “, ” Freedom Calling “, ” Vanity Fair ” and ” A Love That Never Dies “.I have to concur with them .
The band members are singer/guitarist/
The band is in support of the latest release called THE GREAT ADVENTURE now available at your favorite outlets .