Q5 BAND MEMBERS
Q5 was formed 1983 in Seattle, Washington by guitarist/inventor Floyd Rose and singer/songwriter Jonathan K. With several songs written, and needing to present a demo, they enlisted bassist Evan Sheeley , drummer Gary Thompson and guitarist Rick Pierce from local band TKO to help them with recording duties. They submitted the resulting demo to local rock impresario Ken Kinnear, who at the time was manager of internationally-known rock band Heart. Kinnear was so impressed that he signed the band to a management contract and brought in Grammy award-winning Heart producer Mike Flicker to record the bandʼs first album, “Steel The Light”.
“Steel The Light” was picked up by Music For Nations and released worldwide. It was critically very well received and incredibly successful. The title song became an anthem for people from dozens of countries, and to this day is regarded as an iconic song of hope and victory.
Q5ʼs second album, “When The Mirror Cracks”, put a different spin on the Q5 sound. More AOR and Synth heavy it was released on both Music For Nations and Mercury/Polygram. It was well received by critics however and has, over the years, become well-loved by fans.
Their highly anticipated third album was released to critical acclaim in 2017 on Frontiers Records SRL. Titled “New World Order”, it heralded the band's triumphant return to the hard rocking sound fans had been clamoring for.
Q5 currently consists of a line-up of extremely seasoned and talented musicians, and is still fronted by co-founder Jonathan K., Guitarists, Chris Eger of The Chris Eger band, Turner Williams from Perfect By Tomorrow, bassist Michael Self, Drummer R.J. Singleton and on Keyboards, the incredible Chance White.
Since 2003, Q5 has been playing in festivals and clubs throughout Europe with great success.
Q5 has over 18,000 monthly listeners and over 3,000,000 plays on Spotify.
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Trveheim Festival 2021 Munich-Halbergmoos, Germany - Headliner
Trvehem Festival 2018 Munich-Halbergmoos, Germany -Headliner
Legions of Metal Festival 2017 Chicago, Illinois - Headliner
NW Metalfest 2017 Seattle, Washington - Headliner
Keep It True Festival 2017 Lauda-Konigshofen Germany
Headbangers Open Air 2016 Brande-Hornekurchen Germany
Sweden Rock-2014 Solvesborg, Sweden
Rock You To Hell 2014 Athens, Greece -Headliner
Cyprus Fest 2014 Cyprus, Greece - Headliner
Ragnorok Festival 2014 Chicago, Illinois -Headliner
Headbangers Open Air 2010 Brande-Hornekurchen Germany - Headliner
Headbangers Open Air 2006 Brande-Hornekurchen Germany - Headliner
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