With a 35-year history, IQ are widely regarded as one of the world’s most highly respected progressive rock bands. Formed in 1981 by guitarist Mike Holmes and keyboard player Martin Orford, they recruited bassist Tim Esau, followed by vocalist Peter Nicholls and drummer Paul Cook. Their first cassette album ‘Seven Stories Into Eight’ was released in 1982. Constant gigging throughout the UK led to them becoming a regular fixture at London’s legendary Marquee Club.

Their first vinyl album ‘Tales From The Lush Attic’ was released in 1983, and was followed by the genre-defining classic ‘The Wake’ in 1985. The live set ‘Living Proof’ followed shortly after. However, tensions within the band, plus a punishing live schedule, resulted in the departure of Peter Nicholls in 1985, at the end of a UK tour with Wishbone Ash.

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