U.K. power metal act Power Quest announced that Bradley Edison will replace outgoing bassist Paul Finnie. Bradley is the brother of vocalist Ashley Edison.
Ashley Edison had the following to say: "I’m very happy and proud that Brad has joined us here in Power Quest, PQ were one of the bands we discovered together and they were a big part of our childhood. Working with Brad in Dendera has not only shown me what an incredible band mate he can be, but that he is one of the most naturally talented musicians I know, so I’m certain he’s going to be a massive asset to the band. I can promise you all right now that the bass players position is in very safe hands... Welcome to the Quest Brother”
Band leader Steve Williams commented: "I’m thrilled to welcome Brad into the PQ ranks. When I knew there was going to be a vacancy in the 4/5 string department there was only really one candidate I was interested in and I’m made up that Brad has accepted the position. He played a number of shows with us last year when Paul wasn’t available and it went really well and was great fun so it was a logical choice to call upon Brad to step into the breach. Not only does Brad bring exceptional bass skills but he’s also a very fine singer which will add to the PQ vocal experience without doubt.“
Here’s what Brad had to say about the news: “I am delighted to be joining Power Quest, a band with such heritage and amazing musicianship. It feels surreal to join a band that I am huge fan of. Back in college I would listen to the Neverworld and Master of Illusion albums on an almost daily basis.
"I had the opportunity to perform a handful of shows as a stand in bassist with the band last year and had an incredible time. The Power Quest fans have welcomed me into the family from the start and it was incredibly humbling.
"I hope I can do justice to the fantastic back catalogue of songs that the band has as well as introduce my own style into the Power Quest sound going forth.
"I want to wish Paul Finnie well, you will always be part of the family and we are forever grateful for your wonderful years of service. Thank you for your support over the years and for fighting the good fight. I wish you many years of happiness. Thank you to the rest of my Dendera family Steve, Dave and Andy for your support.
"To my new band mates. Ashley, Andy, Rich, Glyn and especially Steve. Thank you for this opportunity. I cannot wait to start this new chapter and to write history with all of you. To everyone else, I look forward to seeing each and every one of you on the road!!"