A*Star is a alternative project that formed in Chicago, IL (US) in January 2012 by Perry Pelonero and Kim Welsh. Perry Pelonero and Kim Welsh are a music duo and couple who have been working together for five years. They are currently writing for their A*STAR project, which is named after their daughter Ada. Perry enjoyed success with his Boston shoegaze band Skylight in the early 1990’s. He and guitarist Brent Martino brought it back in 2007 and added Kim on vocals.