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BASED in London, England, LANDMARQ was formed in 1990 out of the ashes of English band Quasar, by Steve Leigh (keyboards) and Uwe D’Rose (guitar), after teaming up with ex-Quasar vocalist Bob Daisley. Steve had previously worked with Tamarisk and Chemical Alice, taking over in the latter from Mark Kelly who had left to join Marillion. Uwe had previously worked with numerous heavy-rock bands in Berlin and later in London, primarily with Relay.

Next to join was bassist Steve Gee, one time member of 1970's Progressive band Artemis who had supported other such 70's bands including Camel, Capability Brown and Pacific Eardrum. He is a veteran of the UK Country music circuit and has also lived in Paris, France, recording and also working with French-Armenian pop star Danyel Gerard. Steve Leigh and Uwe had been writing together for some while and thought it was time to get out and ‘gig’ the material, calling on another ‘Quasarite’ - drummer Dave Wagstaffe - who was just off to Europe with the band.

On returning, Dave, along with vocalist Tracy Hitchings, decided to call it a day and left Quasar, Dave being just in time to play some initial low-key gigs with Landmarq (as Steve Gee had christened the band). Prior to Quasar, Dave had worked with many bands since the ‘70's, amongst them Argus, who toured with Thin Lizzie, Pink Fairies, Lindisfarne and many others; he also played with jazz-rock band Anaconda and early ‘80s Heavy-Metal band Gaskin.

Landmarq c.1990 (l to r - Steve Gee, Steve Leigh, Bob Daisley, Uwe D'Rose (Dave was unavailable for the photo))

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