Uwe Drose -
(electric & acoustic guitars)
Born in Berlin -
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 what they did. 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 also discovered bands like Camel, Genesis and Yes and Led Zeppelin, and they were my formative influences. I was also heavily influenced by keyboard orientated artists like Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream and Brian Eno. I always liked chill-
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) -
Through Landmarq and other bands/artists, I’ve supported artists such as Marillion, Focus, Suzi Quatro, Greenslade, IQ, Jadis, Arena, Ken Hensley, Threshold and a myriad of other Progressive Rock outfits.