London, UK - Sonja Kristina has been honoured at the prestigious PROG Magazine Awards night held at the Globe Theatre in London.
Sonja Kristina said “It is a great honour to receive The Guiding Light Award. I didn't think very far ahead when I first started out but I feel very blessed now after so many years to be still creating and releasing new albums and performing with such superb musicians in Curved Air. I always did love the camaraderie of being on the road and the alchemy of performance.”
PROG editor Jerry Ewing added “The Guiding Light Award is for those artists who offer inspiration through their actions. As one of the leading ladies of a genre once thought of as very much a male domain, Sonja has been a pioneering spirit in the prog world, and an inspiration to the now many female artists in the genre who have followed on. I cannot think of a better suited recipient.”
The band is best known for its hits "Back Street Luv", "It Happened Today" and "Vivaldi". The current line-up also features original drummer Florian Pilkington-Miksa, classic era guitarist Kirby Gregory alongside Robert Norton (keys), Chris Harris (bass) and Paul Sax (violin).
Curved Air has been going from strength to strength since the recent release of the band's first studio album to feature new material in nearly 40 years, NORTH STAR.
The band had previously released LIVE ATMOSPHERE and will shortly embark on a UK tour ahead of a worldwide tour in 2015.
CURVED AIR – NORTH STAR
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/North-Star-Curved-Air/dp/B00I4581OU
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/North-Star-Curved-Air/dp/B00I4581OU
AIR – LIVE ATMOSPHERE
AMAZON US: http://www.amazon.com/Live-Atmosphere-Curved-Air/dp/B007TTFX9S
AMAZON UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Atmosphere-Curved-Air/dp/B007TTFX9S
UK TOUR DATES:
28th - Lydney Summer’s End Festival
3rd - Wakefield Warehouse
11th - Eastney The Cellers
12th - Swansea The Garage
17th - Ilminster Square & Compass
18th - St Ives Guild Hall
19th - Gt Yarmouth ‘Legends of Rock Festival’
24th - Fletching Trading Boundaries
31st - London The Tropic
8th - Poole Arts Centre
9th - Norwich The Open
Official Websites: www.curvedair.com and www.sonjakristina.com
Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, Billy James, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA) firstname.lastname@example.org