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A ‘Floyd-ian’ experience

Posted: September 7, 2011 - 5:37pm
America’s top Pink Floyd show by The Machine will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Education Services Building on Oak Street as part of the Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Central Lakes College Theatre.

The Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Central Lakes College Theatre will present America’s top Pink Floyd show by The Machine at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in Tornstrom Auditorium at the Washington Education Services Building on Oak Street.

The Machine has built a 20-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd while forging a legacy all its own. Selling out theaters and stadiums throughout North and Central America and Europe, The Machine provides an authentic “Floyd-ian” experience, complete with stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video and a passionate delivery that sets them apart from other Pink Floyd tribute bands.

New York-based, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling that of an early 1970s Pink Floyd mentality. The band’s use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of later Floyd lineups of the 1980s. The band also is known for recreating entire albums as a part of its show, accepting requests from fans and taking an A-to-Z approach, performing a song for each letter of the alphabet.

The Machine includes founding members Joe Pascarell on guitar and vocals, Tahrah Cohen on drums and longtime stagemates Ryan Ball on bass and vocals and Scott Chasolen on keys and vocals.

Package or individual tickets for each event in the Cultural Arts Series may be purchased at www.clctickets.com or by contacting the CLC Theatre Box Office at 855-8199. Information about each show, including links to each artist’s website, may be found at www.clcmn.edu/theatre.