Van der Graaf Generator are Peter Hammill (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Hugh Banton (organ, bass) and Guy Evans (drums, percussion), the three surviving members of the original group formed in 1968.
Darker and wilder than most of their contemporaries, VdGG were known for sprawling, dense and complex songs on six albums recorded for the Charisma label between ‘69 and ‘76. Their unique sound was based on organ, sax, driving percussion and declamatory vocals. Constantly touring, they achieved their greatest success in Italy with the album Pawn Hearts in 1971.
In live performance, as in the studio, they strive to look forward rather than back and as much of their repertoire is taken from the new albums as from the old ones. They’ve also made it a point to bring back to life some surprising – and rarely performed – pieces from the past, both from the VdGG catalogue and from Peter Hammill’s solo works. Whatever the source, songs have been firmly imprinted with the DNA of the modern trio.
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THE LONDON PALLADIUM LOUNGE
For £35 per person, treat yourself on your next visit and enjoy:
Access to VIP bar with dedicated staff and facilities up to 1 hour pre-show and during interval.
A 125ml glass of Champagne Taittinger Brut (or drink of choice) each both pre-show and interval.
Savoury bar snacks
Available as an upgrade or booked with your tickets. To book, please call the hospitality team on 020 7379 4981 or email us by clicking below.