Time & Location
18 Sept 2022, 19:00
Southampton, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR, UK
About The Event
Quasar was formed in the winter of 1979 by founder member Keith Turner and, after several trial line-ups, was eventually joined, in 1981,by Cyrus Khajavi, on guitar, keyboard player Dillon Tonkin, Paul Vigrass as vocalist, and drummer David Cairns.
In 1983 they set about recording their own album. "Fire in the Sky" was released independently later that year and was well reviewed.
After a video for Cable TV being done at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin (home of the BBC 'In Concert' and 'Sight and Sound'), Quasar did 270 gigs in the next 18 months and started to build up a good following throughout the UK. They were chosen to be on a compilation album, "Fire in Harmony", released by EMI/Elusive which sold well throughout Europe.
An upset came when Susan Robinson was unable to continue and a new singer was found in Tracy Hitchings. The band got their next album recorded in September '89 and 'THE LORELI' was released in Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK and USA, and gigs expanded into other countries.
Keith spent the time writing new material for film and TV and moved to California. Now with new members Keren Gaiser on Vocals/Keyboards, Paul Johnson on drums and Clancy Ferrill on guitar, and a new album in the works, things are back to the UK.
Plus Special guests
London-based Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate have been developing a cult reputation through their award winning albums, endorsements from rock legends (including former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett) and passionate live performances. They came to national attention when they stepped in at the last minute to replace an injured band on the main stage at Hard Rock Hell’s Prog Festival in Wales in 2017, They were described by Hard Rock Hell magazine as ‘unlikely stars who stole the show’, and by eFestivals as the ‘highlight of the festival’. Their 2020 album ‘Nostalgia For Infinity’ featured on many critics’ selections of top progressive rock albums of the year. Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate are Malcolm Galloway (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer) and Mark Gatland (bass, backing vocals, keyboards and co-producer), on their own, or with Kathryn Thomas (flute).