Samstag, 10. September 2011

Think Floyd

Think Floyd were formed in May 1994 by four Pink Floyd fans from South London -Tony Red, Paul "Wiggy" Whisker, Pete Mizen and Brian Duell.
They had been playing the Pub Rock scene together for many many months, then someone suggested that they shall play a Pink Floyd song... and they never looked back!
As they played "Comfortably Numb" for the first time the audience response was amazing.
From that day on they became the original UK Pink Floyd tribute band.
They were soon to be joined by the incredible vocal talents of Lorraine Delvino, providing those haunting vocals on "Great Gig In The Sky".

The original Think Floyd line up: L to R -Lorraine Delvino - Backing Vocals, Tony Red - Vocals and Bass, Paul Whisker - Drums, Brain Duell - keyboards and Pete Mizen - guitars.

As they were at the top of their field, in 1997 the members of Think Floyd decided that although they loved to play the music of Pink Floyd that now was time to use their musical and songwriting talents to write their own original songs.
These songs inspired by the musical genius of Pink Floyd and set Think Floyd apart from the usual Tribute acts.

Their first album "Hope" was released in 1997.
The Roger Waters Fan Club in California review of this album recommended that every Pink Floyd fan should buy a copy!
Brian Duell was to leave the band after four years and was replaced by Rick Melville, a classically trained pianist and keyboard player, in 1998.

The second album "Beyond Boundaries" was released in 2000.
Another one of original songs written by the talented Tony Red. This album also received worldwide critical acclaim and has sold many thousands of copies.

When Tony Red was no longer able to play live due to Multiple Sclerosis he recorded a solo album called "Postive Waves" in 2001.
This album has the same touch of musical genius as the songs that he wrote for Hope and Beyond Boundaries. Sad to say he passed away on the 11th December 2008.