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Promoting ‘North Star’ their first new studio album
since 1976, Curved Air, the groundbreaking British progressive
rock band feature original members Sonja Kristina on vocals,
Florian Pilkington-Miksa on drums and the return of Kirby
Gregory on gtr (who appeared on ‘Air Cut’ & wrote ‘‘Why
Did You Do It’ for Stretch). The band is completed by electric violin
wizard Paul Sax, Chris Harris on bass &
Robert Norton on keyboards.
They remain a unique and powerful combination who inspire a new generation with classic such as: Back Street Luv, It Happened Today, Young Mother Vivaldi, Marie Antoinette, Phantasmagoria, Everdance, Stay Human etc…
The band made a successful come back at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight Festivals, and more recently triumphed at the High Voltage. They remain a unique and powerful combination of a remarkable female vocalist and virtuoso musicians. Each member is an innovative artist who continue to inspire a new generation with their renowned live performances... and classic favourites like 'Back Street Luv', 'It happened Today', 'Vivaldi', 'Marie Antoinette', 'Phantasmagoria' and 'Everdance'
Curved Air originally formed in 1969. A groundbreaking progressive art-rock band renowned for their showmanship, each member pushed the boundaries of possibilities for rock music performance. Darryl Way with his flamboyant virtuoso exploration of electric violin, Francis Monkman with his brilliant innovative sound manipulation using the VCS3 synthesiser, keyboards and fiery intricate guitar playing and Florian's expressive approach to rock drumming.
Vocalist Sonja Kristina won the hearts of a generation of music lovers and was voted top British Female Vocalist of the 70's whilst the three top twenty albums that this lineup released are regarded as classics.
The original 'Rock Chick' Sonja Kristina's extravagant and flamboyant stage presence led to her being nicknamed at one point, 'the female Jagger'. The first female lead singer of a rock band in the UK, she blazed the way for bold rock icons from Siouxie Sue to Amy Winehouse. Stewart Copeland of The Police was Sonja's partner for 16 years until 1991. She has recorded and toured with her own bands of 'Acid Folk' musicians releasing four solo albums.
www.sonjakristina.com Curved Air have recently released a new album 'Reborn - Classic Curved Air Revisited' - a record of Curved Air tracks that are given new life in this re-union . 'Reborn' is available through the band's official website: www.CurvedAir.com and is on sale at their concerts.
Sonja Kristina's latest recordings as "MASK" are collaborations with
Marvin Ayres, the respected left-field composer and Cellist .They are releasing
their second CD "Technopia" in October 2009 on Repertoire Records.