Nektar are a 1970s English progressive rock band originally based in Germany. The band formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1969. Members included Englishmen Roye Albrighton on guitars and vocals, Allan “Taff” Freeman on keyboards, Derek “Mo” Moore on bass, Ron Howden on drums, and Mick Brockett on lights and special effects.
The band’s first of 13 studio albums, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Eye’, was released in 1971. The band then gained more popularity with the releases ‘Remember the Future’ in 1973 and ‘Down to Earth’ in 1974. After disbanding in 1980, the band reformed in 2002 to headline Nearfest.