NEKTAR, May 15 2020
NEKTAR The Legendary British Rock Band, based in New Jersey (USA) was formed in 1969 in Hamburg, Germany. NEKTAR created a Music and Light Theater combining extraordinary musical compositions and a liquid light show telling the story of the music, the like of which had never been seen. After critical acclaim and a few gold records, they moved to the USA. In the late 1970s, the group disbanded, but in 2002 they reunited for NEARfest and have been recording and touring the world in different forms ever since.
NEKTAR is back and touring the world in 2020, with a dozen of announced shows in the USA in January, February and March. Nektar have released first single ‘Sky Writer’ this Fall from their forthcoming new album ‘The Other Side’ which is officially coming in January 2020 on the British label Esoteric Antenna (Cherry Red rRecords). Under the auspices of MoonJune Music, Nektar is celebrating 5 decades of rock-n-nektar-n-roll. The band features three original members, two former members and one new member, and will commemorate the sadly missed Roye Albrighton, the original guitar player and vocalist, who passed in 2016. NEKTAR’s comeback show was at ProgStock Festival in Rahway, NJ on October 13, 2019.
“Nektar was one of the greatest psychedelic rock bands of the 70s, sort of the missing link between Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead.”
– New York Music Daily
Derek “Mo” Moore – bass, vocals
Ron Howden – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Ryche Chlanda – guitars, lead vocals
Randy Dembo – bass, bass pedals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Kendall Scott – keyboards
Mick Brockett – special effects, lights and lyrics