The Machine plays Pink Floyd

| 23 Feb 2012 | 12:02

    MORRISTOWN — America’s top Pink Floyd tribute band, The Machine, performs a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive repertoire — complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems on Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $37 to $57.

    The Machine has forged a 20 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo's Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems, The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.

    In the classic tradition, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling and even rivaling that of an early 1970s Pink Floyd mentality. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of the later Floyd lineups of the 1980s. 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. Additionally, the quartet has been sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, including the Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies.

    The members of The Machine include founding members Todd Cohen on drums and Joe Pascarell on guitar and vocals, and long time stagemates Ryan Ball on bass and vocals and Scott Chasolen on keys and vocals.