Sat Nov. 30, 2024

Gong (GB)

Ian East: woodwinds
Fabio Golfetti, Kavus Torabi: guitar, vocals
Dave Sturt: bass, vocals
Cheb Nettles: drums, vocals

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The universe of Gong began in 1969 when Daevid Allen was inspired by a profound psychedelic vision. Allen was a founding member of Soft Machine and channeled his spiritual and metaphysical leanings into an evolving collective. More of a mythology than a band in the conventional sense, Gong established themselves as one of the most unique, innovative and experimental rock groups of the seventies through an exploratory blend of rock, jazz and psychedelia with elements of mysticism and surrealism, unafraid to convey their messages in a direct, oblique or whimsical manner. The current line-up Daevid put together ahead of his farewell album with Gong, "I See You", honors his intention that Gong not die with him, calling on the band to "take it to new unknown heights and depths far beyond what I could ever imagine for myself".

The collective of Kavus Torabi, Dave Sturt, Fabio Golfetti, Ian East and Cheb Nettles is the most stable in Gong's illustrious history, having written, recorded and toured together for eight years since Allen's passing. A dynamic, powerful and explosive live band, their music draws from the credo of the original Gong while striving to push the composition, performances and message forward into new realms without worrying about nostalgia. Gong in 2023 continues the ethics, attitude and lifestyle that have always been woven into the fabric of the band. (press release)