Quasar and Solstice

October 16, 2022
7:00 pm
Bilston, UK
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Quasar and Solstice

A unique blend of rock and classical, with music and songs that are both epic and emotional.
That’s Quasar!

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 progressive rock style created by 1970s bands such as Genesis and Yes.

Though there have been line-up changes over the years, Quasar is still producing music. They are currently working on a new album for release.

==Lineup==
Current Lineup:
Keren Gaiser – vocals, keyboards.
Jon Barry – electric and acoustic guitars.
Keith Turner – bass guitar, 12 string guitar, Moog Taurus.
Robert Robinson – keyboards.
Karl Kennerley – drums, percussion.

== Discography ==
Fire in the Sky (1981)
Fire in Harmony (1985)
The Loreli (1989)
Quasar Live 1984 – 1990 (2010)
Quasar Live 2011
Quasar Live at the Heathery Bar 1984
QUasar Live at The Norderligt 1990
Memories Of Times Yet To Be (2022 In production)

==History==
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 progressive rock 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 re-released their first album on CD, released Live CDs in 1985, 1994, 2011 and 2019.

The third studio album is almost ready for release in 2022.

Solstice are a UK progressive band fusing elements of rock, folk, funk, jazz and blues, who after many years of music creation and the release of 2020 album ‘Sia’, find themselves at the forefront of the UK live scene with their music much in demand from fans and promoters alike. A story that began in the legendary Marquee Club in London’s Wardour Street, Reading and Glastonbury Festivals and many others along the way, finally arrives at the chapter journalist Martin Kietly describes as “Solstice becoming the band they were always meant to be” With six highly rated studio albums to their name and another releasing this year, those in the know agree that as a live act Solstice are at the top of their game. Lovers of all flavours of music, having experienced Solstice live, keep coming back for more.

Tickets for this show are non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be contacted.

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