IQ are a British neo-progressive rock band founded by Mike Holmes and Martin Orford in 1981[ Official IQ site.] Band formed in 1981. following the dissolution of their original band The Lens. Although the band have never enjoyed major commercial success and had several line up changes, IQ have built up a loyal following over the years and are still active as of 2015. In 2011, IQ performed a series of concerts in the UK and Europe celebrating their 30th anniversary.