The Machine: 30 Years of Pink Floyd
Garde Arts Center, Friday, November 9, 2018 at 8:00PM
THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters, premier rock clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes, and sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies.
The New York-based quartet performs a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems. With stellar musicianship and passionate delivery, The Machine explores collective improvisation rivaling that of an early 1970’s Pink Floyd. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays and lighting continues in the spirit of the later Floyd of the 1980’s. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests from fans, and for taking an A to Z approach in which one song is played for every letter of the alphabet. The members of The Machine include founding members Joe Pascarell (guitar, vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums), and longtime bandmates Stephen Bard (bass, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals).
“They duplicate the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy, and they play for a hell of a long time.”- Matt Diehl – Rolling Stone
“These guys are great!”- Bob Ezrin – Co-Producer, Pink Floyd’s The Wall
“The Machine look nothing like Pink Floyd, but that doesn’t matter – they sound exactly like Pink Floyd, and that’s what counts.”- Matthew Webber Spin Magazine