Who: Flying Colors
Where: The outer universe of Progressive rock wonderland
What: Accessible progressive rock
Sounds Like: Spocks Beard, Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs and Alpha Rev
And why do they sound like so many groups? That’s because Flying Colors features past and current members of the previously mentioned groups. At first it appears like just another super group but this time a pop singer Casey McPherson was invited to be surrounded by some of progressive rocks finest musicians. The combination of accessible well structured melodies countered by the odd time structure of progressive rock has resulted in some exceptional music.
On the surface the band members McPherson, Neal Morse, Steve Morse, Mike Portney and Dave Larue appear to be having a blast with each other. And with two studio and two live albums to their name in less than four years they have already outlasted the typical average lifespan of your normal super group. But then again this is not your normal super group.
At the end of 2015 they released a double live CD supplemented by a beautifully filmed DVD entitled Second Flight: Live At The Z7. It was actually only recorded 1 week after their second studio album as well as only being their eighth date on their 2014 tour. And despite this, the performance passes with flying colors for Flying Colors. And one can only hope that there is more compelling music around the corner.
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