Original Solstice members reunite for new video interview

(Image credit: Solstice)

Original members of Solstice have reunited for the first time in years for a series of online conversation, entitled Show And Tell, with Prog's blue-bearded News Editor Martin Kielty.

In the latest instalment guitarist Andy Glass, who still leads the band, original violinist Marc Elton and sound engineer Phil Weal discuss the years 1980-1984.

The series of chats were inspired by Kielty's discovery of the band's latest album Sia Kielty’s interest in the band lead him to invite guitarist Andy Glass and four members of the 1980-84 line-up to discuss their photo picks from the Friends Of Solstice Facebook group.

“There’s a word that comes to my mind when I think of the band Solstice… and the word is… joy," says Kielty.

Solstice released their latest album Sia last year, their first with new vocalist Jess Holland. The band have released videos for A New Day and Love Is Coming.

Other Show And Tell videos feature original drummer, Martin Wright and bass player Mark Hawkins. They can be found on the band's YouTube channel.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.