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|1. Prior commitments|
|BASED in London, England, LANDMARQ
was formed in 1990 out of the ashes of English band Quasar, by
(keyboards) and Uwe DRose (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
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.
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