Quasar set to release live album
Quasar who are currently in the latter processes of recording their third studio album have a new live CD out later this year ~ entitled Eyes Of The Innocents. The current line-up features founder member Keith Turner along with Robert Robinson, Paul Johnson, Keren Gaiser and Greg Studley.
Originally founded in 1979 Quasar previous band members have included Dave Wagstaff and Tracy Hitchings…
QUASAR was formed in 1979 by founder Keith Turner. They found themselves to be amongst a movement of British bands during the early 1980s, including Marillion, Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Solstice and Pallas, that continued in the style created by 1970s bands such as Genesis and Yes.
1981 saw the release of their debut album Fire in the Sky. This line-up did hundreds of shows over the next few years culminating in headliners at the Marquee Club in the same months as their contemporaries, Marillion, Pendragon, IQ, Twelfth Night, Solstice and Pallas.
In 1985, Dave Wagstaffe and Kevin Fitzgerald joined, and the band recorded a track for the EMI compilation album “Fire in Harmony” which reached number 49 in the Kerrang! rock album charts. The band was also invited to film a live show for the UK TV music show “Sight & Sound” at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin.
The next album, The Loreli, was about to be recorded, when Tracy Hitchins joined on vocals, and Toshi Tsuchiya on guitar. The Loreli was completed and released in 1989 and this took the band further to perform in Europe as well as the UK. The band also released a Live CD in 1994 and re-released their first album on CD.
The latest third album was being constantly delayed due to their touring schedule so some time off was taken to prepare it. Now with Robert Robinson (vocals/keyboards), Keren Gaiser (vocals/Keyboards) and Greg Studley (guitars) and Paul Johnson on drums it is almost ready for release.