The English band formed by Peter Hammill (voice, guitar and piano), Guy Evans (drums) and Hugh Banton (keyboards, electric bass, guitar) was born in 1967 in Manchester. At the end of the 60s they began to make their way with their own very particular musical vision, completely unclassifiable, with elements of jazz, electronic, classical, blues and soul music that they completely transformed, playing experimental music in the widest possible sense of the term. The band is a rock quartet, but without guitars, using instead instruments such as organ, flute, saxophone and piano, modified to produce sounds that are then enhanced with sophisticated overdubbing effects. Albums such as Pawn Hearts (Charisma Records, 1971) e Still Life (Charisma Records, 1976) best capture the essence of a band that nevertheless expresses itself best in the live dimension. Between 1969 and 1978 the VdGG In fact, they spent entire years on particularly demanding tours and found an adoring and vast audience in Italy. An incredible experience that in some years led the various members of the group to seek respite in solo experiences (in which, however, often collaborate also the other members of the group). VDGG). Peter Hammill is certainly the one who has achieved the greatest visibility over the years with an original and varied musical production, which in October 2004 also earned him an Tenco Lifetime Achievement Award. The present speaks of a Peter Hammill always in full activity both as a soloist and with the band: the VdGG They have not stopped performing and are preparing to conquer the hearts of Italian fans once again.
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