Enchant (band)

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Sean Flanegan and Ed Platt in 2005
Background information
Origin San Francisco, United States
Genres Neo-progressive rock, progressive rock, symphonic rock, progressive metal
Years active 1989–present
Labels InsideOut
Associated acts Thought Chamber, Xen, The Wishing Tree, Spocks Beard
Website Official website
Members Doug Ott
Ed Platt
Ted Leonard
Sean Flanegan
Bill Jenkins
Past members Paul Craddick
Michael "Benignus" Geimer
Phil Bennett

Enchant is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1989. Their music is characterized by ambitious lyrics and melodies along with harmonic experimentation.


Enchant's origins reach back to the end of the 1980s when the band was known as Mae Dae. Shortly after this, the band changed their name to Enchant, which marked the actual launch when Steve Rothery became aware of this new band; he helped produce A Blueprint of the World in England in 1993, and he also joined in as a guest musician. The rights for this debut album had previously secured a small German label. In the same year the first tour on Europe followed. This album was later re-released with an extended booklet and a second disc with demos from their first album.

Wounded (1996) helped them to allure many new fans. Time Lost (1997) was released for a tour with Dream Theater. It had four new tracks and previously unreleased material. Break (1998) was promoted live on stage with Spock's Beard and later with Marillion. These albums marked a change from their first album.[1]

Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10 was released in 2000, marking the end of two of its band members, who left after the album was finished.[2] Blink of an Eye and Tug of War reinforced the bands status as a serious band.[3][4] These albums also have opened the band's road for touring in Germany together with Spock's Beard and the California Guitar Trio.[5] Their live album, Live at Last was released as a double CD and a double DVD set also, with over 20 songs sung live since their inclusion in 1993.[6]

In February 2012, Ed Platt announced a new album for a late 2012/early 2013 release.

Since 2013, Enchant has been in the studio finishing up on their long awaited album: The Great Divide, to be released September 29, 2014.


Current members
Former members


Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]


  • Live At Last (2004)


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