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Spock’s Beard Online Community Responds  to Tsunami Disaster In South Asia

Prog Fans Joined by Stars in Disaster Relief Effort on “The Tsunami Project"

Like countless other online communities, the membership of the Spock’s Beard message board was deeply saddened by the events this Christmastime in South Asia. After much discussion, an idea was born – “The Tsunami Project.” As a group, the forum decided to produce a CD made up of progressive music submitted by forum members, with all of the proceeds going to aid relief in the affected areas. But, upon seeing the tremendous support the project was garnering among their fans, several of today’s progressive rock superstars generously agreed to contribute music to the project as well.

Artists contributing to the fan-based project include Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Tears for Fears), drummer Jimmy Keegan (Spock’s Beard’s tour drummer), multi-instrumental solo artist Neal Morse (former front man for Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic), keyboardist Rick Wakeman (Yes), bassist Randy George (Ajalon, Neal Morse’s band), Mark McCrite (Rocket Scientists), New York-based progressive band IZZ and British proggers IQ. George’s song will feature Wakeman on keyboards. All of the artists generously donated their time and music for this project.

Conceived by forum member Barry Thompson, the project will encompass two discs of great progressive music, comprised mainly of contributions from the board members’ own bands and musical projects. The board has many experienced musicians among its membership, from all parts of the globe, making this a truly international project. In addition, forum member Brian Cobb will produce the album and maintain the website, while Martin Kornick will provide artwork production and helped to recruit several of the prominent musicians.

“The Tsunami Project” is targeting a March release date through its website at www.digitalchemistrymusic.com/the-tsunami-project. Preorders are already being accepted through the site. The website also contains information about the project and its contributors. For more information about “The Tsunami Project,” please contact tsunami@digitalchemistrymusic.com.
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