S*O*E is an Original Music Band based in the Trenton New Jersey Area and currently signed to Libra Records. Their passionate grooves and cosmic versatility have been thrilling audiences throughout the Northeastern US for over a decade. Led by singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Spensser Haynes, the group has released 9 albums over the past 14 years.
STATE OF ENCHANTMENT has defined the Progressive Rock genre to an entire generation since the early 1990’s, and are one of the most impressive and enjoyable performing acts working today. They are one of the bands other musicians talk about, and want to hear and see. S*O*E presents an impressive mix of talent whose individual experiences, resumes and professionalism equal their leader. Their shows are driven, rocking, hip, funky, surprising and fun. People dance and swing, and grooving is definitely on the program!
Spensser Haynes made his mark as a guitarist and singer in Northern CA with the group ‘Wizzard’. Working through the Arthur Doolan Agency (later Straight Arrow Productions, and Stokes Booking), for many years he was a mainstay on the West Coast regional circuit as an
opening act, working with members of Moby Grape, Tower of Power, CCR, Doobie Bros., Elvin Bishop and Pablo Cruz among others. He has auditioned with Kenny Loggins, The Tubes and Bill Champlin (for his group Sons of Champlin, prior to joining Chicago). A classically trained composer who studied with Allan Stollen, Rocco Ochinero, George Walker, Vincent Persichetti and others, he has also had numerous works for solo piano and various chamber groups
commissioned and performed. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Music, is a recipient of the Pent Sorors Award for Excellence in Musical Composition 1970, and a Golden Eighth Note from the Santa Cruz CA Chamber of Commerce 1974, is also active as an
instructor, arranger, session musician and producer.
But S*O*E has not rested on their achievements. They have embraced the technological revolution, and have expanded their international reputation through internet radio. Alongside thundering original concert rock tunes like “Life Under Stress”, original MOR rock tunes like “Places In Between”, and reflective original singer/songwriter material like “Camelot”, S*O*E also covers a wide range of material from R&B, swing, big band, alternative, classic rock, standards, fusion and more, all with their own distinctive interpretation.
Burn in the night with S*O*E. Let the planets move, let your worlds shake. In the blackness and depth of space, there IS Life...
This is STATE OF ENCHANTMENT.