Darker and crazier than many of their contemporaries, VdGG were famous for their momentum, dense and complex songs that appeared on six albums recorded for the Charisma label in 1969-1976. The group’s unique sound was based on the organ, saxophone, dynamic drums and recited texts. The musicians constantly toured and they achieved their greatest success in Italy thanks to the album Pawn Hearts from 1971. In 1976, the band’s composition shrank to the violin / bass / guitar trio, and in 1978 the paths of VdGG members finally split.
After nearly thirty years in 2005, there was a reunion when the “classical” four-member line-up performed at a triumphant concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall and presented the new album Present. Throughout the year, the musicians delighted audiences in Europe with energetic concerts. In 2006, the saxophonist David Jackson left the group. The other three first appeared in a series of concerts, and then recorded the albums Trisector (2008) and “A Grounding in Numbers” (2010). In 2012, “Alt” was released, a collection of musical experiments and improvisations. Do Not Disturb's latest studio album premiered in 2015.
Both on stage and in the studio, the musicians definitely prefer to look forward rather than look back, which is why their concert program, next to the classics from the repertoire, includes many new songs. They also set themselves a point of honor to always surprise the audience with a song somewhat forgotten and rarely performed – from the VdGG catalog and the solo output of Peter Hammill. Regardless of the origin, this “dusted” item always sounds very fresh and is firmly embedded in the format of a modern trio.