Beautiful lead singer Sonja Kristina and violin virtuoso Darryl Way were the kingpins of a group that caused a sensation with innovative music and a striking image in the Seventies. Curved Air was a highly musical combo that deserved its Prog Rock status. However, they were also hailed as pop stars when the sultry ‘Back Street Luv’ was a Top 5 hit in 1971.
But the essence of their music is to be found on the many fine albums they released during a hectic career. The band formed in 1971 underwent many changes, but their experimental blend of classical themes, electronic sounds and rock energy won them many fans. Their loyal supporters are back now the group has reformed with Sonja once again at the helm. Such albums as ‘Air Conditioning’, ‘Second Album’, ‘Phantasmagoria’, ‘Air Cut,’ ‘Midnight Wire’ and ‘Airborne’ together with more recent works ‘Alive 1990’ and Kristina’s 2005 album ‘Mask – Heavy Petal’ have kept their flame of creativity burning.
Curved Air showcased many top musicians during its career, notably Francis Monkman, Kirby Gregory, Eddie Jobson and Stewart Copeland. But the X-Factor has always been the crystal clear vocals of Sonja Kristina on such songs as ‘Young Mother’, ‘Melinda (More Or Less)’ and ‘The Dancer.’
Curved Air hit the road once more in 2011 with a line up including Sonja, Florian Pilkington Miksa and new members Chris Harris, Kit Morgan, Robert Norton and Paul Sax. They are planning a new ‘live album’ and a UK tour with dates in March, April and May, 2012.
Find out more about Curved Air in their website