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Nick D´Virgilio

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Spock´s Beard, Kevin Gilbert, Genesis, Fate's Warning, Jordan Rudess, Big Big Train, Mike Keneally Band, Tears For Fears


Nick D'Virgilio is a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a former member of the progressive rock band Spock's Beard. He was one of two drummers chosen to replace Phil Collins in Genesis on the "Calling All Stations" album. He has also done session work with many artists including Tears For Fears (whom he has toured with as well). Nick was a full member of the Mike Keneally Band from 2001 to 2004, playing on the tour supporting Keneally's 2000 album "Dancing" and later providing drums and vocals on the 2004 album "Dog." Nick first solo album, "Karma" was recorded in 2001. In 2003, Nick D'Virgilio filled in for Mark Zonder on prog metal legends Fate's Warning's summer tour in 2003. Nick also played with the band on a handful of gigs in 2005 and appeared on the 2006 DVD release "Live in Athens." Nick has appeared on Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess' 2007 album "The Road Home" and on several releases by Big Big Train. On July 26, 2011, Nick released a solo EP called "Piecses." He performed a show in Quebec City Canada performing the EP in its entirety with local musicians on the day of the album release.

On November 18, 2011, Nick  announced that he had left Spock's Beard, because of his work with Cirque Du Solei, of which he has been a touring member ever since.