Joint tour: the last blast!
Following the incredible success of their joint tour in 2022, Ozric Tentacles and Gong are back on the road together with their colourful and spacey double headliner show!
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture.
Having released sixteen studio albums and a few live ones too, Ozric Tentacles continue to thrill audiences with spacey performances of epic proportions, with a current line-up consisting of: Ed Wynne: Guitars / Keyboards, Silas Wynne: Keyboards, Brandi Wynne: Bass, Tim Wallander: Drums, and Saskia Maxwell: Flutes.
From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music emanating from Gong.
The current holders of the flame have come together over the last eight years; sinuous bass player Dave Sturt joined just as the album 2032 was shown to the world; Ian East (Sax, Flute) was the next to blow in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil (after working with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vox and guitars) appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just sort of turned up.
Gong’s musically diverse world includes shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde, krautrock and surreal soundscapes. Gong consists of: Kavus Torabi: Vocals, Guitars Dave Sturt: Bass, Ian East: Sax, Cheb Nettles: Drums, and Fabio Golfetti: Guitars.