Live Review- Neal Morse Band Thrills Crowd at Sold Out Show !

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 .

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage

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 .

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage

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 .

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage

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 .

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage

The band  members are singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage

The band is in support of the latest release called THE GREAT ADVENTURE now available at your favorite outlets .

Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stageI highly recommend you check out this exciting band and to learn more please see the official website at http://nealmorse.com/
Neal Morse Band live on stage
Neal Morse Band live on stage