"CURVED AIR, with a real
band attitude and a zest for life; this is a band you want to see live
for the sheer artistry of how to deliver the musical goods." - Lee
Dorian, Classic Rock
Curved Air’s concerts and festival appearances continue to thrill a
steadily increasing mass of new and old fans worldwide. Their
experimental blends of classical themes, electronic sounds and pop/rock
energy and beautiful, timeless songs are performed with fire and passion
and tremendous musicianship.
The band, are still fronted by Sonja Kristina, with original drummer
Florian Pilkington Miksa. and veteran musicians who were introduced
through Sonja Kristina’s and Darryl Way’s solo projects Sonja Kristina
states, “these are virtuoso musicians. Robert Norton on keyboards is
exceptional - as is Paul Sax, a unique violinist, one of the first
entrants to the Yehudi Menuhin School, and veteran of many alternative
bands - a passionate and brave performer .. Both Paul Sax and Robert
Norton recorded and toured with my ‘Acid Folk’ band between 1988 and
All the band are brilliant
players and inspiring people. Ex Darryl Way’s Verisma band-mate, bass
player Chris Harris is literally our root on bass. Now AIRCUT guitarist
Kirby Gregory has returned to Curved Air after 40 years in October 2013
to add his signature guitar sound. There is great chemistry and
communication in this incarnation of Curved Air that the crowds love..."
About Curved Air
Considered (according to AllMusic) "one of the most dramatically
accomplished of all the bands lumped into Britain's late-'60s prog
explosion", Curved Air is a pioneering British progressive rock group of
musicians from mixed artistic backgrounds.
They are famed for their unforgettable live performances and 'Art Rock'
music - the quasi classical imprints of Terry Riley hooked onto
beautiful and demonic violin combined with electronic adventurous synths
and interwoven with brilliant guitar wizardry mesmerisingly embroidered
by the subliminal and exotic presence of a unique girl lead singer Sonja
Kristina. All these elements elevated them from the underground
Roundhouse scene to top the album charts in the early '70s.
Along with High Tide and East of Eden, Curved Air was one of the first
rock bands after It's A Beautiful Day and The United States of America
to feature an electric violin, inspiringly and dramatically explored by
the excellent Darryl Way and now by the dynamic Paul Sax. Original
keyboard player/guitarist Francis Monkman was the trailblazer for future
'electronica' and ambient extemporization. Robert Norton has inherited
this sonic template and himself a spinner of ethereal soundscapes
extends the boundaries towards further horizons while Florian Pilkington
Miksa on drums then and now, with Chris Harris' bass guitar artistry,
provides the expressive rhythmic pulse that is the Curved Air signature.
Curved Air have to date released eight studio
albums and though progressive innovators they were hailed as Pop Stars
when their single, the sultry "Back Street Luv" was a Top 5 hit in 1971.
The present line-up of Sonja Kristina, Florian Pilkington-Miksa, Kit
Morgan, Chris Harris, Robert Norton and Paul Sax have been touring
together since 2009.
On 12th November 2012, much to the excitement of their fans and press
worldwide, a Live CD/DVD titled 'Live Atmosphere' was released - 'Songs
of revolution, insanity, loss, desire and ghosts: a unique compilation
of powerful Curved Air songs played by a vital contemporary Curved Air'.
‘Live Atmosphere’ produced by Marvin Ayres , includes a bonus DVD with a
tour featurette and an atmospheric visual collage.
A new studio album, the first in 36 years, is soon to be released
worldwide by US label Cleopatra Records in 2014
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