Interview with Steve.
Symfo in the slibstream of Marillion:
Steve Leigh- keyboards, followed up by
Gonzalo Carrera (since 2002),
Uwe D'Rose- guitar,
Steve Gee- bass,
David Wagstaffe- drums,
Damain Wilson - vocals, later replaced by
Tracy Hitchings - vocals.
The most spectacular is their album Solitary Witness ('92); produced by Clive Nolan & Karl Groom. Infinity Parade is their second album. Damian Wilson leaves the group but retuns quickly. The vision Pit
('95) is made with the same line-up and
Tracy Hitchings for a few
vocals. In '98, Science of Coincidence, there find place a change in lead-vocals,
Damian disappears and Tracy Hitchings takes over all vocals, and Groom & Nolan are to busy
working on other projects.
Thunderstruck ('99) is more then a impressive live recording, Tracy and her lads
are really giving a show.
The Solitary Witness ('02) re-issue contains a bonus track in the form of the earliest of
all Landmarq's official releases: the abridged version of Suite: St. Helens. This was
recorded prior to Damian Wilson joining the band and vocals are performed by Rob
Lewis-Jones. This track was only ever released on the 10th anniversary compilation CD from
SI Music in 1991.
Aftershock, Landmarq's second live album and the follow-up to 1999's live outing
Thunderstruck, will hit the streets on September 23rd 2002. Produced by
Steve Leigh has bowed out of Landmarq, citing a combination of increasing personal
and family commitments, as well as musical differences as his reasons for leaving. A
replacement for Leigh has not yet been announced. (November 2002).
Gonzalo Carrera is the new man. He played in with: the Yes tribute band Fragile.
Carrera is probably best known in these circles for his work with the excellent Spanish
prog band Galadriel, whose Chasing the Dragonfly album is a modern classic. He has also
worked with ex-Tull members Clive Bunker and Glenn Cornick, and with ex-Quasar bassist
Keith Turner and ex-Enid member Nick May
NEWS May 2005:
We regret to announce the news that keyboard player Gonzalo Carrera
and Landmarq have parted company.
Due to increasing commitments aside from Landmarq, it was becoming
more and more difficult for Gonzalo to devote the necessary time to
the band that is required.
This was an extremely difficult band decision that was not taken
lightly. Gonzalo is a fine keyboard player and musician who has
brought his own unique and individual approach and personality to
the band over the last two years. We consider Gonzalo a friend and
he will always be a part of the Landmarq family. All of us in
Landmarq wish Gonzalo every success with all that he chooses to do
Keyboardist Mike Varty (Shadowland, Janison Edge) has now joined Landmarq. He is now busy learning
truck-loads of keyboard parts both old and new and will also be contributing to the bands next album
which is already under way. Mike replaces Gonzalo Carrera who we reported last week had joined
Back in the mists of time -- actually a couple of weeks ago -- Landmarq flew to Katowice, Poland, for the purpose of playing a concert which was filmed for DVD release.
This will be Landmarq's first official DVD and will be entitled Turbulence. Aside from the concert itself, which was filmed in front of a capacity audience at the S. Wyspianski Silesian Theater in Katowice, it will contain a wealth of bonus material including some rare archive recordings and video of Landmarq past and present. There will also be a large photo gallery, band interview, biographies and various other items of interest.
The DVD is now in post-production and will be released through Metal Mind Productions. No actual release date has been set though it is expected early in the new year.
Additionally, the new studio album from Landmarq is also still in production with the band busy working on new material for this release.
And another DVD release from Metal Mind. Landmarq's Turbulence - Live In Poland is out now!
The features the full gig in 5.1 surround sound as well as loads of extras and is out now (April 2006)!
2. NEW ALBUM UPDATE
Entertaining Angels was planned years ago, but by personal problems it was released in May 2012.
We 're glad the band is back in high life:
of titles recorded so far with a few explanatory notes:
1. ENTERTAINING ANGELS - (very popular live opener
finally committed to disc)
2. STRANGE BUT BEAUTIFUL - (first of the 'epic' tracks coupled with
the following track
3. SPIDERMAN (SPY THE MAN) - (part 2 of the above)
4. PRAYER (COMING HOME) - (a very melodic torch song-type ballad)
5. THUNDERSTRUCK - (a very tricky guitar-keyboard theme opens this
12-minute-plus tour de
6. WALKING ON EGGSHELLS - (another of the more 'song-based' tracks)
7. TIMELINE - (melody, melody!)
8. MOUNTAINS OF ANGLIA - (Anglia is the lower eastern region of the
UK - and flat as a
(© All songs are copyright Landmarq 2005)
Of course, things can change and the above is not
necessarily the actual running order.
No release date has been set and the band are also discussing possible
titles for the new album.
We are also continuing the Landmarq tradition of placing the title
track of the previous
album (in this case, 'Thunderstruck') on the current album....
McDowell (cellist with Electric Light Orchestra and others) will be a guest on the new
Chemical Alice ('84), Tamarisk ('82-'84), Ron Warren Ganderton (Vox Nouveau '88), Quasar (Forgotten Dreams '88, The Loreli '89).
Relay (In release '84), Quasar (Forgotten Dreams '88, The Loreli '89, with more Landmarq-members), Peter Gee (Heart of David '93), Kooch ('00).
Artimis (A TV-session with Frank Zappa, John Martin and Kevin Coyne '73 (!!!)),
Irv Mowrey ('79), Danyel Gerard (Live at Paris '78), Firewater ('84- '86), John Wetton (live '95),
Jeanette Murphy ('02), Audiovert ('05).
He did play bass for Peter Banks (ex-Yes)
on the revival of his Syn project ('04). The producers were Peter Banks and
Gerard Johnson (St. Etienne, Funky Monkey, etc.).
Drums in The Clouds (I won't cry '69, a single wich he don't want to have anymore), Argus
('74), Gaskin ('83), Quasar ('85- '89), Guitarists Danny Kirwan (Fleetwood Mac),
James Litherland (Colosseum/Alexis Korner), Peter Haycock (Climax Blues Band),
Steve Howe (Yes), Peter Banks (Yes/Flash), Brian Willoughby (Strawbs), Jazz-Rocker
John Mizzaroli (Ginger Baker), Ray Sawyer (Dr Hook), Jamie West-Oram (Tina Turner/The Fixx), Ron Warren Ganderston ('88), Quasar
(The Loreli '89), Tracy Hitchings (From Ignorance to Ecstacy '91), Shadowland (Mad as a
Hatter '96, backing vocals), Janison Edge '98, (See
Ian Salmon from Arena.).
He also worked with
Ken Hensley's Running Blind ('02), he was the original keyboardist of Uriah Heep. John
Wetton can also be heard on this album.
He toured with; Thin Lizzy, Lindisfarne, Wishbone Ash, Steve Hackett (Genesis) Jazz
artists Joe Pass, Sarah Vaughn (Ronnie Scott’s) Nick Lowe and Brinsley Schwartz,
Greenslade, Pink Fairies, Shakin’ Stevens, Suzy Quatro, The Equals, ‘I.Q.’, Pendragon, Oliverwakeman ('05)
and many more.
Landmarq ('92, '93 & 95) - Lead Vocals/Writer
Vocals in the Karl Groom and Clive Nolan
projects Landmarq ('92- '98) and Threshold (Wounded Land
'92, Extinct Instinct '96 & in '07 and back in 2011), Maiden United, Headspace and a lot more, see below.
LaSalle "LaSalle" ('93) - Lead Vocals/Writer
Threshold ('93, '97, '07)
Jeronimo Road “Tales from Yesterday” (1995) + live in '06
Micha Calvin “Evolution 2” ('95) - Backing Vocals
Shadowland “Mad as a Hatter” ('96) - Backing Vocals
The Yes Tribute Album (Starship Trooper '95),
Les Misarable !
Ayreon ('98, '00, '03 + Live "Star One")
Jean Valjean in the Les Miserables UK national tour '98-'00
Revealing Songs of Yes (2001) - Lead Vocals "Going For the One" & "And You & I"
Rick Wakeman's ERE “Out of the Blue” ('01 & '03) - Lead Vocals
After Forever “Emphasis” Single ('01 & '06)
Shadowkeep “A Chaos Theory” ('01) - Backing Vocals
Wicked Sensation “Reflected” ('02) - Backing Vocals
Mostly Autumn “Passengers” ('03) - Backing Vocals
Gary Hughes “Once & Future King - Part 1” ('03) - Lead Vocals "Excalibur"
Aina “Days of Rising Doom” ('03) - Vocals "Revelations"
Adam Wakeman ('03).
Rick Wakeman he did some
great vocals for his new proggy album Out There ('03).
Shadrane – Neurastasia ('04) - Vocals
Jeronimo Road “Live at the Orange” ('06) - Lead Vocals
Resource “More Than a Feeling” Single ('06) - Featured Artist - Lead vocals
After Forever “Mea Culpa” ('06) - Lead Vocals "Imperfect Tenses" & "Who Wants to Live Forever"
Stream of Passion "Live in the Real World" CD ('06) - Lead Vocals on "Castle Hall" and
"Into the Black Hole"
Port Mahadia "Ecoes in Time" ('07) - Vocals
Casual Silence "Lost in Life" ('07) - Lead Vocals “Dress Code”
Galexia “Recidivate” Single ('08) - Lead Vocals
Guy Fletcher "Inamorata" ('08) - Backing Vocals
Adam Wakeman and friends to form the band Headspace, see below:
Archangel from Gabriele Manzini of
Star One / Arjen Lucassen ('10);
back in Threshold (2011)
For All We Know – For All We Know (Ruud Jolie, yes
Peter Gee - East Of Eden (bass in Pendragon).
Clive Nolans Alchemy (2012).
Adam Wakeman - keyboards,
Damian Wilson - vocals,
Pete Rinaldi - guitar,
Richard Brook - drums, and
bassist Lee Pomeroy.
Maiden United cover band end 2009/ 2012.
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Ayreon): Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation): Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons): : Bass
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine): : Piano
Mike Coolen (Within Temptation): : Drums
Anneke van Giersbergen: Vocals ( indeed ex-Gathering)
His live band ('09) was:
Ruud Jolie (gitarist Within Temptation),
Kristoffer Gildenlow (bass in Pain Of Salvation),
Dirk Bruinenberg (drumsr Elegy/Adagio) &
Joost van den Broek (keys Ayreon/After Forever).
He made several albums;
Disciple ltd ed.('01)
Live in rehearsal ('02)
Let's start a commune ('07)
"Cheers Lads! 20 Years of avoiding a job" (DVD 2011):
contains a superb recording of the Damian Wilson Band (DWB) live show from Zoetermeer in the Netherlands, (played at Boerderij in 2009) and so much more - including a one hour tour documentary, a truly in depth interview with Damian and tour collages.
There is also a three disc version which explores Damian's past. You can join Damian on a journey from his first band (Button Factory) through various incarnations of DWB, stopping off on the way with Threshold, Landmarq and more.
The DWB line-up from Zoetermeer features a host of great names:
Damian Wilson on vocals,
Ruud Jolie on guitars (Maiden United),
Kristoffer Gildenlow on bass (Pain Of Salvation, Dial),
Chris Mars on keyboards,
Dirk Bruinenberg on drums (Elegy, Patrick Rondat) and special guests
Nic Slack on keyboards and
Paul Jude Wilson on vocals.
He'll hit the road with his Maiden United in 2012 again.
Jan 27th Lockhorst Theatre Sliedrecht (NL)
Jan 28th Parkstad Theatre Heerlen (NL)
Feb 3rd Clinic Live Club Istanbul (Turkey)
Feb 4th Yolcu Live Ankara (Turkey)
In November 2011 he went out to play in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. He played twice with Sun Domingo, one was in the lovely South of the Netherlands. It was one of the most funniest gigs of 2011 for me.
A wonderful show, filled with jokes, serious talks and great Music.
I Thought The World Was Listening 1997 - 2011
Release: October 2011.
And it beame a beauty, singer-songwriter stylish.
Very laidback with new arrangements of old songs and 5 new songs.
ROCK ITtervoort proudly presents: THRESHOLD !!
& Sun Caged & Haken.
13/04/2012 Rock Ittervoort, Ittervoort, Netherlands
More dates at the tourdates-page.
Worked with Clive Bunker and Glen Cornick (both Jetro Tull members) in Oak.
Recording with Ian Jones, formerly of
Karnataka, on the album Chasing The Monsoon ('05).
Playing keyboards for Nick May (ex-The Enid, ex-Jadis) on his first solo album Whimwise ('05).
See her own page.
Credo with a new album 'Rhetoric' ('05).
Janison Edge with;
Dave Wagstaffe (Drums), Ian Salmon (Guitars), Sue Element (Vocals), Mike Varty (Keys) & Paul Brown (Bass).
The Script a live band with Mick Pointer and other older lads ('08-'09).
A few members of Landmarq, Tracy, Steve and Dave, joined forces in
Tracy works with Clive Nolans (2012) on his musical (Alchemy).
Interview with Steve.
Updated 22-06-12 by Nick.