Fronted by Tom Schlesinger (Roundabout), Harlequin was a keyboard-heavy 1970s progressive rock band in the same vein as Yes, Genesis, Starcastle, and local Andy Robinson's group Horsefeathers. The lineup also included singer/guitarist/keyboardist Rick Elias (later of one-hit wonders The Monroes), as well as Jay York, Tom Jackson, and John Prim.
Seen regularly at local venues like Straita Head Sound and the Adams Avenue Theater, they recorded in 1975 at San Diego Studio West.
Rick Elias made several solo records with the Rick Elias Band, which included drummer Bobby Sale and guitarist Marc Intravaia. He moved to L.A. in 1984 and released a 1990 Christian rock album as Rick Elias and the Confessions, a band which also included Intravaia and Sale.