Qango was a short-lived progressive rock band, a spin-off from Asia. In 1999, an attempt was made at a partial reunion of the progressive rock supergroup Asia involving John Wetton (bass, vocals), Carl Palmer (drums) and Geoff Downes (keys). However, Downes withdrew from plans, choosing to stick with John Payne in their Asia line-up. Wetton and Palmer instead formed Qango with John Young on keys (who had briefly replaced Downes in Asia in 1989) and David Kilminster on guitar. The band's live set was based on songs by Asia and Palmer's former band Emerson Lake and Palmer.