Power Quest is dead! Long live Power quest!


Apr 18, 2004
Coral Springs, FL
From melodicrock.com:

We are very pleased to finally reveal the all new Power Quest line-up. A farewell to members Alessio Garavello, Andrea Martongelli and Francesco Tresca was given at Saturday's final show @ Metalfest UK in Dudley. The band's finally performance took the Metalfest crowd by storm as they tore through a blistering set of Power Quest classics. Power Quest is now facing the biggest change in band history since they started in 2001.
Steve Williams is confident that the new members of the family will continue to keep the PQ dream alive.
First addition to the now UK based 6 piece is vocalist Pete Morten, who is also known from his guitar job in Threshold. Pete is an extremely talented vocalist and brings his own style to the unique Power Quest sound. "To recruit a singer similar to Alessios' style was never an option, when we were looking for a strongly skilled singer with his own personality. Pete is just the man for it!" comments Steve.
The first of our new guitarists is 21 year old Andy Midgley. He will take care of the rhythm parts but will also be blasting out some solos too! Behind the drum kit is Derby based sticks man Rich Smith, an extremely talented drummer, Rich has been a part of the UK metal scene for more than ten years.
Replacing Andrea was never going to be an easy task; but Ben Randall will show the fans, together with his twin shredder Andy, that the new team is ready to strike in the Power Quest tradition. At the tender age of 16 Ben made it to the final of International Guitar Idol in 2008 where he was voted "most promising young guitarist" from over 750 contenders.
Completing the line up on bass guitar is Paul Finnie, a close member of the Power Quest family for many years, who's now taking the chance to step into the spotlight.
The all new Power Quest will be back on the road next month. You'll be able to catch the new Power Quest line up in action at the following shows in October 2009:
* October 17th * Derby, The Vic Inn
* October 18th - Southampton Firehouse
* October 19th - London Islington Academy (main support for Tarja)

The announcement that all the band members except for Steve Williams was gone was only issued a week ago. Man, he found replacements fast!

This version of Power Quest is all Brit and quite a bit younger by the looks of things. Be interesting to see what the new version sounds like. Hopefully Steve Williams will be just as quick putting a new album out as he was putting this lineup together.
Hey guys!

Yeah, I'd known about the impending departures for a couple of months which gave me the opportunity to pull together a new line up and beginning rehearsing with those guys in advance of the news breaking. Seemed to be the best way to go. The last show with the old line up was very cool and quite emotional for us all and for the fans who were there. It was a memorable night.

But now it's time to move on......