UK Supergroup QSP, featuring Andy Scott of Sweet, Don Powell of Slade and Suzi Quatro, kick off a national tour of Australia today in Tweed Heads.
QSP have released their self-titled debut album through Sony and grabbed their first chart anywhere in the world in Australia last week.
The group was started by the three 70s icons to pay tribute to their origins and create new music.
“We all have similar backgrounds and come from the same ballpark where we learned our craft, to coin a phrase ‘on the road’! Back then performing was the only way forward. We have huge respect for one another and approach our musicianship in the same way,” Andy Scott said.
Don Powell acknowledges the time when the three individual acts ruled the global charts together. “We share an era and still continue to work and perform separately in concerts all over the world,” he said. “After many enjoyable late night discussions it felt like the right time for us to come together to ‘pool’ our ideas. From the first drum beat, bass lick and guitar chord we knew we had something special.”
Suzi Quatro says the project started out as a covers band but quickly evolved to include original songs. “In the beginning it was fun returning to our roots by recording a few covers but eventually we started to write original songs which gave the album substance. We have created something we are all very proud of – QSP”.
1. Slow Down
2. Long Way from Home
3. Tobacco Road
4. If Only
5. Bright Lights Big City
6. Pain (Orchestral)
7. Just Like a Woman
8. Mend a Broken Heart
9. The Price of Love
10. Broken Pieces Suite
11. I Walk On Gilded Splinters
12. Late Nights Early Flights
13. Little Sister
14. Pain (Band Version) (Bonus Track)
QSP will tour Australia in February
Feb 3 and 4, Tweed Heads, Twin Towers
Feb 6, Toowoomba, Empire Theatre
Feb 7, Brisbane, QPAC
Feb 9, Adelaide, Ent Centre
Feb 11 and 12, Perth, Crown Theatre
Feb 14, Sydney, Opera House
Feb 16, Geelong, Geelong Arena
Feb 18, Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Feb 19, Sale, Botanic Gardens
Feb 21, Hobart, Wrest Point, Feb 23, Canberra, Canberra Theatre
Feb 24, Wollongong, Anitas Theatre
Feb 25, Hunter Valley, Hope Estate
Feb 28, Mackay, Ent Centre
March 1, Townsville, Ent Centre
March 2, Cairns, Convention Centre
March 4, Darwin, Convention Centre