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Uwe Drose

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Uwe D'Rose
(electric and acoustic guitars)

A Brief History

Uwe D'RoseBorn in Berlin - 1957. My father used to play the guitar in the army. I started to play on his guitar by the time I was ten years old. I tried to play some Beatles tunes and some strange music by an early Pink Floyd, which I heard on the radio. Since Berlin was occupied in those days, I was exposed to a lot of American music and also to Radio Luxemburg.

I formed an experimental band called 'Detonation' at the age of 14. By that time I heard of the name 'Nektar', a German band, and tried to copy them. We gigged at youth clubs, and we went down quite well considering our tender years. In those days I went from one band to another. Band names changed like the weather! Those were the early 70's. In those days I discovered bands like Camel, Genesis and Yes, and they were my formative influences. I was also heavily influenced by keyboard orientated artists like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. I always liked chill-out/atmospheric soundscapes and still do.

In 1977 I moved to England. I formed a band called 'Relay' in 1980. We put out a single called 'In Release' and gigged extensively. I gigged around the country with various outfits. In the late eighties I joined Quasar and gigged the UK. I helped form Landmarq way back when, and have played /recorded with a variety of artist's like John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia), Pete Gee (Pendragon), Elevation (Thomas Dolby, Jah Wobble), Hugh Lloyd Langton (Hawkwind), Kooch (Cyrus Khajavi, 'Worldmusic'), Brian Willoughby (Strawbs), Hugh McDowell
(ELO), Clive Nolan (Strangers on a Train, Arena), Bob Daisley (Bridges) -- no relation --, Laurent Hunziker (saxophone with Supertramp).

I supported artists like Marillion, Focus, Suzi Quatro, Greenslade, IQ, Jadis, Arena, Ken Hensley, Threshold and a myriad of other Progressive Rock outfits.

Uwe D'rose, 2006

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See below for Uwe D'rose discography...

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Uwe D'Rose Uwe D'Rose- Discography
(all selections Uwe plays electric and/or acoustic guitar)
Other commercially released recordings plus non-released recordings of notable interest.
(Note: inclusion in this list does not guarantee availability of items)
Listings in chronological order:-
Band/Artist Title Label/Cat. no. Year Details (where known)
1. Relay 'In Release'/'As Sad As That Is' n/a 1984 single
2. Quasar 'Forgotten Dreams' n/a 1988 cassette only
3. Peter Gee 'Heart Of David' SI Records
SIMPly 36
1993 CD album
4. Kooch 'Zemzeme' n/a 2000 CD by Iranian rock artist Cyrus Khajavi
5. Elevation 'Receive The Benediction' GFN MUSIC
GFN 001
2000 CD album by London heavy rockers with drummer Kim Barti.


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