Curved Air Return To Backstage During March 2018
Curved Air play Backstage at the Green Hotel Kinross on Friday 2nd March 2018 at 9.00pm for Mundell Music.
Tickets £28. Buy Tickets HERE.
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 1996 .
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…”
Curved Air is a unique band, synthesizing an eclectic blend of musical styles into an instantly identifiable sound.Hits include “It Happened Today”, “Vivaldi”, “Marie Antoinette” and “Backstreet Luv”.
Curved Air founder members vocalist Sonja Kristina and drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa lead a skilled and talented new line-up bringing their unique music to an existing and new fanbase in the 21st Century.
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.
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 – quasi classical imprints hooked onto beautiful and demonic violin combined with electronic adventurous synths interwoven with brilliant guitar wizardry mesmerisingly embroidered by the subliminal and exotic presence of a unique lead singer Sonja Kristina. All these elements elevated them to top the album charts in the early ’70s.
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’. This was followed by the release of “North Star”, the band’s first album of new material in 36 years.
Sonja Kristina was recipient of the “Guiding Light” award at the 2014 “Progressive Music Awards” hosted by leading UK publications “Prog”.