World famous rock band ASIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Coulson, a superb well renowned young talent. The band features: Geoff Downes (YES, The Buggles) Carl Palmer (ELP) John Wetton (King Crimson, UK) and Sam Coulson (NinetySix4). The band’s concerts present a solid set drawing on their debut - 1982’s biggest selling album in the world. One in thirteen households in America owns a copy of Asia’s debut album, Asia. It is one of Geffen Records top 3 sellers off of all time, alongside Guns 'n' Roses, and Whitesnake. Their worldwide hits include;
‘Heat of the Moment’, 'Only Time Will Tell', 'Don't Cry' and the America’s Got Talent theme; ‘An Extraordinary Life’.
QEDG also represents the original and reunion line-up of Asia featuring Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton.
Curved Air is a unique band, synthesizing an eclectic blend of musical styles into an instantly identifiable sound. Curved Air's hits include "It Happened Today", "Vivaldi", "Marie Antoinette" and "Backstreet Luv". Curved Air founder members Sonja Kristina, drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa and classic era guitarist Kirby Gregory lead a skilled and talented new line-up bringing their unique music to an existing and new fanbase in the 21st Century.
Guitar Virtuoso Dave Kilminster's radical techniques and mesmerizing sounds captivate fans and fellow musicians alike. Dave was named Guitarist Magazine's 1991 Guitarist of the Year. That recognition propelled him on a super-charged career as a multi-faceted guitarist, vocalist, engineer, producer, writer and instructor. Credited by keyboard legend Keith Emerson for inspiring him to go on the road again, Dave is a familiar figure worldwide to fans of progressive rock. In recent years Dave has been on the road with Roger Waters as lead guitarist and vocalist in the extraordinary global staging of Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Fans know Dave from his work along side rock luminaries John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Steven Wilson, Ken Hensley, and John Young, among others. Dave is currently touring the world with Roger Waters’ “Us and Them” tour.
Geoff Downes and Chris Braide have since 2012 released 3 stunning albums under the name of the DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION (DBA). For the uninitiated, Downes and Braide’s respective song writing careers have generated multi-millions of album sales and numerous hit singles worldwide over the last 30 years for a variety of artists. Geoff is known for his founder memberships of The Buggles and Asia, and for his long term membership of Yes. Chris has written and produced hits for “A” list artists such as Sia, Britney Spears, Christine Aguilera, David Guetta, Lana del Ray, Marc Almond, James Morrison, Afrojack, S Club 7, Olly Murs, Will Young, Beverley Knight, and more. Chris’ music can be heard in advertising campaigns and Hollywod film scores. Together, Chris and Geoff have formed a magical and unique partnership The latest album, Skyscraper Souls, was released to wide acclaim in November 2017. The first DBA album, Pictures of You , and the second DBA album, Suburban Ghosts , are also available via Amazon and iTunes.
QEDG was delighted to accept an invitation to co-manage ELP alongside long term manager Stewart Young. This culminated in the band's return to London for a 40th anniversary headline slot at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in 2010. Considered by many to be one of rock’s original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group’s more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time. Along with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer ushered in the Prog era and as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970’s having sold over 40 million albums.
The mystical story is given an extraordinary new life in the creation of “EXCALIBUR” by French composer, musician and producer Alan Simon. Simon has forged a unique and successful symbiosis of rock, folk, celtic and classical music that reawakens the King Arthur legend and the intrigue surrounding it.
With their unique brand of progressive rock, Focus manifested themselves at the start of the '70s as the most successful and appreciated of all the Dutch pop-rock exports. Fronted by founding member Thijs Van Leer, and best known for their hits “Hocus Pocus”, “House of The King” and “Sylvia”, as well as critically acclaimed albums 'Moving Waves', 'Focus 3' and 'Hamburger Concerto', the iconic Dutch music masters are back with their tenth album. After a comeback in the early 2000's, which resulted in the well-received albums 'Focus 8' and 'Focus 9', the band regrouped with a fantastic new line-up. Along with Thijs van Leer on vocals, flute and keyboards, back on the drums is famed Focus drummer Pierre van der Linden, who joined the group on their second album 'Moving Waves' in 1972. Bassist Udo Pannekeet, who comes from a well-acclaimed Dutch musical family and guitarist Menno Gootjes, who participated in Focus at an earlier stage, complete the band's current line-up.
Geoff Downes is originally best known as a member of The Buggles, with whom he co-wrote MTV’s 1st ever video and international number one blockbuster hit, Video Killed The Radio Star. As a member of ASIA, the supergroup he went on to form after a stint with prog rockers Yes, he co-wrote many of their hits such as; Heat of the Moment, Only Time Will Tell and Don’t Cry and has been the band’s keyboardist since day one. The band’s debut album was the biggest selling album in the world of 1982. ASIA’s original line-up reformed in 2006 and has gone on to undertake several hugely successful world tours and record 3 new studio albums within that period. Downes is also a current member of YES who he rejoined in 2011, and co-wrote much of their recent Fly From Here album. He has over 50 silver, gold and platinum certified awards to his name in a career spanning 5 decades.
QEDG was honoured to co-manage Greg from 2008 until his death in December 2016, after which all enquiries should be forwarded to Stewart Young.
Ian Danter is well known for his professional work with talkSPORT radio. Ian used to commentate on live games in the Premier League for talkSPORT as part of their hugely successful ‘Matchday Live’ programme. Ian is also a regular commentator at UEFA.com on Champions League and Europa League matches as well as working for Everton TV as commentator on their Premier League games. In summer 2010, Ian was selected by talkSPORT to travel to South Africa as their No.2 commentator for the FIFA World Cup. Alongside his football commentating career, Ian performs in a well established “Kiss” tribute band, “Dressed to Kill”. Ian is a multi-talented musician predominately a drummer, his debut album “Prove You Wrong”, has Ian performing the majority of instruments from drums/bass/guitar to vocals.
The band formed in spring 2014 when singer Nathan James held a search for the other members of what would become Inglorious. Nathan needed people that could not only play to an exceptional standard but could write, sing and perform whilst displaying the same drive and determination.
The boys come from all over including one from Sweden. They all share the same passion for classic rock and blues. They take their influences from Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake. After QEDG signed Inglorious to a management deal, the next step was to secure the band a recording contract this came after negotiations with Frontiers SRL, and A&R was arranged when a YouTube video of the band’s cover of Burn by Deep Purple found its way to Derek Shulman. Derek is regarded as one of the most successful record executives in rock, having signed acts such as Bon Jovi, Nickelback and Dream Theater, as well as re-establishing the careers of AC/DC and Bad Company. Inglorious are now signed with Agent Steve Strange at X-Ray Touring, along with Duff Battye in charge of PR and QEDG their Management, they have a great team behind them ready for album number 2.
Born in Derby, raised in Bournemouth, John Wetton first cut his musical teeth on church music at his family’s piano. He often played the bass parts to help his brother rehearse tunes for services….an experience that led to John’s love of bass melodies. In his teens, John focused those melodies on the bass guitar and honed his skills by playing and singing with local bands. He also discovered a knack for songwriting with an early bandmate, Richard Palmer-James; a relationship that would continue to flourish through five decades.
John’s early work with a variety of bands allowed him to show off his impressive bass talents, but did little to showcase his equally impressive singing and songwriting skills. Frustrated, John began to listen a bit closer to the sales pitch of an old friend, Robert Fripp, who set about to reform King Crimson in 1972. The eventual Crimson core of Wetton, Fripp, and Bill Bruford is often considered the “classic” line-up, releasing three studio albums (“Larks’ Tongues in Aspic,” “Starless and Bible Black,” and “Red”) that truly stretched the band to its imaginative limits. But after a blistering show in New York’s Central Park in 1974, the band took a hiatus that became permanent.
Read more of John's biography Here!
Hailed as a keyboard legend, Keith Emerson has been one of the most important figures to emerge from the thriving UK rock scene of the 1960's and 70's. He is known as one of the most prominent leaders in the progressive rock movement, fusing rock 'n' roll with a myriad of musical styles, such as classical, jazz and world music. A modern wizard of electronic and acoustic keyboards, most notably the organ and synthesizer, he has set a standard by which others multiply. With both "The Nice" and "Emerson, Lake & Palmer," Emerson has written and recorded some of rock's most adventurous music and brought it to the masses with unmatched virtuosity and skillful showmanship.
Legendary German rock cult band, formed in 1970 in Hamburg.
The group were noted as early practitioners of heavy metal and progressive rock.
They also incorporated elements of jazz into their music.
There will be a reformation in 2015.
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured. Over four decades later, the music of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums. Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up. Martin Turner plays Wishbone Ash features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown and remains faithful to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint. Other ex Wishbone Ash members, Ted Turner (www.tedturnerguitar.com) and Laurie Wisefield (www.lauriewisefield.com) also represented.
Murray Hockridge hails from a musical family. His father was famed West End leading man Edmund Hockridge. His mother was a West End actress and leading lady. Murray and his brothers were exposed to music of all types from childhood. With that as backdrop, Murray grew into an extraordinary, soulful singer. His vocals are spellbinding and engaging; a voice of spirit that lifts the mood of everyone who hears it. His voice can travel three octaves and more in the space of one song….from rich, warm depths to the very highest of highs reminiscent of Prince and Smokey Robinson.
Murray also has a partnership with Dave Kilminster known as Closer to Earth.
Nathan James started singing at the age of 10. Aged 20, he toured with American rock show Route 66 and fronted the show with Clive Jackson of Dr and the Medics fame.
His influences are diverse, from Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale and Axl Rose, to, Michael Bolton and Freddie Mercury to name but a few.
In 2012 Nathan gained a place on the live finals of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Jesus Christ Superstar. Nathan was described as “the show’s most memorable performance” Scouted by the Trans Siberian Orchestra he was flown to the USA to audition and revealed that he would be going to America to join the band for their Arena tour.
Inglorious are relatively unknown, but have been assembled from the best young musicians in the country.
Nathan is without doubt one of the best rock vocalists ever to come out of the UK and is well on his way to stardom. There is no doubt that Inglorious will be the vehicle to propel, not only Nathan, but the rest of the band into the hearts of the nation and the world.
The Phenomena Trilogy of albums are based on the musical concepts created by Tom Galley and are called Phenomena, Phenomena II (Dream Runner) and Phenomena III (Inner Vision). Since the critically acclaimed debut album Phenomena was released in 1985, the concept has achieved global recognition with over 1.2 Million albums sold, 3 Top 5 studio albums in Europe and a No 1 album and single consecutively, in South America with “Did It All For Love”. The Phenomena Trilogy is laden with great songs and an array of internationally acclaimed rock musical legends such as: Brian May (Queen), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Cozy Powell (Whitesnake), Ric Saunders (Fairport Convention), Don Airey (Deep Purple), Mel Galley (Whitesnake), John Wetton (Asia), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Ray Gillan (Black Sabbath), Neil Murray (Whitesnake & Black Sabbath), Leif Johansen (21 Guns), Michael Sturgis (Wishbone Ash) Keith Murrell (Mamas Boys) & Merv Spence (Wishbone Ash). The Phenomena Trilogy celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2019 and the original studio albums are exclusively represented by QEDG Management.
Six of the UK's most highly-esteemed and experienced rock musicians have joined forces to create Snakecharmer. Original Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Neil Murray have teamed up with Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne) and Chris Ousey (Heartland) to bring you classic twin-guitar based rock as it should be played. Playing classic rock songs that they helped create, such as Whitesnake's Here I Go Again, Fool For Your Loving, Don't Break My Heart Again, Ready An' Willing and Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City, together with great tracks from their new album, Snakecharmer is the genuine article. Simon McBride has replaced Micky Moody, recording the second Snakecharmer album - release May 2017.
Co-managed with ATC Management.
Brainchild of vocalist and bassist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes, this electro pop duo saw the light of chart success in 1979, pioneering the sound and vibe of the upcoming new decade.
Their first single “Video Killed the radio Star” went straight to number one in UK capturing the essence of current times and the attention of media and audience worldwide; so much so that when MTV went on the air on August 1, 1981, the prophetically titled song was the first-ever video broadcasted.
Three more British hits -- "The Plastic Age," "Clean Clean," and "Elstree" – confirmed the success of their first production and guaranteed them a place in music history.
Both Horn and Downes were too soon separated from the project by their blooming careers both performing and producing, often simultaneously as per many Yes albums, but the Buggles remain the iconic soundtrack of an era and the embodiment of the everlasting quest to cutting edge sounds and trailblazing artistry.
New exciting three-piece This Oceanic Feeling, fronted by prominent singer/songwriter and producer Chris Braide. Chris Braide’s prestigious curriculum can be viewed above [see DBA]
UK is a British progressive rock supergroup originally active from 1977 until 1980. The band was composed of singer/bassist John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson), keyboardist/electric violinist Eddie Jobson (formerly of Curved Air, Roxy Music and Frank Zappa's band), guitarist Allan Holdsworth (formerly of Tempest, Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime and Gong) and drummer Bill Bruford (formerly a full member of Yes and King Crimson, and also a tour drummer for Genesis), later replaced by drummer Terry Bozzio (formerly of Frank Zappa's band). UK reformed with John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio for a world tour in 2012.
Full management up until Nov 2015, catalogue and copyight management thereafter. Uriah Heep's rock concerts take audiences by a storm as they play their greatest hits around the world. Uriah Heep is an English rock band formed in London in 1969 and is regarded as one of the influential rock acts of the early 1970s alongside the likes of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Uriah Heep's distinctive music has always featured massive keyboard sounds, strong vocal harmonies (an influence for Queen) and great guitar riffs. The band's repertoire features hits over four decades from the 70s through to the present day including tracks such as; Gypsy, Easy Livin', July Morning and Lady in Black. Lady in Black has been number 1 in Germany on no less than 3 occasions. Uriah Heep play up to 125 shows a year impressing old and new fans around the world.
Pioneers of progressive rock, YES has achieved worldwide success with a history spanning 47 years and 21 studio albums.
The band’s current line-up consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes and bassist Billy Sherwood.
Yes is known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets.