THE STORY SO FAR...................
Quasar was formed in the winter of 1979 by founder member Keith Turner and, after several trial line-ups, was eventually joined, in 1981,by Cyrus Khajavi, on guitar, keyboard player Dillon Tonkin, Paul Vigrass as vocalist, and drummer David Cairns.
In 1983 they set about recording their own album. "Fire in the Sky" was released independently later that year and was well reviewed.
Paul Vigrass was replaced by Susan Robinson, (who had just left Solstice), and were quickly on the road again with a video for Cable TV being done at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin (home of the BBC 'In Concert' and 'Sight and Sound').
Quasar did 270 gigs in the next 18 months and started to build up a good following throughout the UK. David Cairns was replaced by Dave Wagstaffe, and guitarist, Cyrus Khajavi was replaced with Kevin Fitzgerald. Just in time they were ready to be on a compilation album, "Fire in Harmony", released by EMI/Elusive which sold well throughout Europe.

But another upset was to come when keyboard Dillon Tonkin was replaced by ex-Tamarisk keyboards, Steve Leigh. Quasar were touring again, increasing their following and being more adventurous with new songs being prepared for a new album. Susan Robinson was unable to continue and a new singer was found in Tracy Hitchings. Kevin Fitzgerald was replaced by Toshi Tsuchyia, who brought in a lot of new technology with midi-guitars and computers allowing the band to expand.
The band got their next album recorded in September '89 and 'THE LORELI' was released in Holland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK and USA, and interest built up in other countries.
Quasar practically ceased for a few years and most of the members went on to form Landmarq, who have been enormously prolific with many albums to their credit.
Keith spent the time writing new material for film and TV and moved to California. Now with new members Robert Robinson on Vocals/Keyboards, Keren Gaiser on Vocals/Keyboards, Paul Johnson on drums and Clancy Ferrill on guitar, and a new album in the works, things are back to normal.
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