Curved Air – The 100 Club, London, 16 March 2022

The way the songs are transformed in the live environment is quite remarkable. All photos: Olivia Whimpenny The venue well-hidden between Oxford Street shops Oxford Street on a filthy wet Wednesday evening. It’s 8pm and the last remaining open shops spew out their serial shoppers, pull down the shutters, and turn off the lights. But..

GONG – The Old Courts, Wigan, 11 March 2022

[You Can't Kill Me is] a brilliant rendition, so tightly played that all of the tricky time changes and false starts and ends are executed with the precision of a Swiss watch-maker, while the familiar propulsive riff and defiant chorus are flung out in a way that leaves no doubt that this particular Gong can..