The Machine 2013-2014
The Machine is back. After their highly successful performance last January, the most sought-after Pink Floyd tribute band returns to The Lyric Theater this winter for another journey to the dark side of the moon, performing some of the English rock band’s most groundbreaking and influential music from all 16 albums. With 20 years of experience under their belt, The Machine can proudly claim to offer one of the last remaining nearly authentic experiences of a live Pink Floyd concert.
Featuring bassist Adam Minkoff, keyboardist Scott Chasolen, guitarist Ryan Ball, and drummer Tahrah Cohen, The Machine has performed to packed audiences across the country and abroad, headlining at large clubs, casinos, and music festivals including Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, and Riverbend. This tribute band takes their music seriously, recreating the original experience with extraordinary musicianship, impressive lighting and extensive stage displays, and energetic stage presence. Known for their engagement with the audience, The Machine frequently takes song requests from audience members and is widely celebrated for their creative approach to creating set lists, relying on an A to Z set up in which one song is played for every letter in the alphabet.
Expanding upon their original show, The Machine has performed a number of shows with full symphonic orchestras, enhancing and adding depth to classic Pink Floyd numbers. Once merely a tribute band, the quartet has begun to attract a large and loyal fan following and the group has released several CDs and DVDs, including the 2006 release, Unplugged, containing a rare acoustic performance at B.B. King’s in New York City of obscure solo material from founding Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett and deep cuts from the early albums. Representing more than just a simple revival of the Pink Floyd legacy, The Machine has become a force in itself, not to be reckoned with and not to be missed.