THE MACHINE, America's top Pink Floyd show, 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 large clubs and theatres across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, 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 The Floyd's extensive 16-album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of well known 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 1970's Pink Floyd mentality. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of the later Floyd lineups of the1980'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. Additionally, the quartet has been sharing the stage with full symphony orchestras, enhancing and expanding the sonic depth of Pink Floyd.
In 2004, Two Nights at the Keswick was released as a DVD/CD, archiving the band's bi-annual residency at this historic Philadelphia venue. Their next release, Unplugged (2006) captures a special acoustic performance at B.B. King's in NYC featuring rare Syd Barrett solo material and deep cuts from early Floyd albums. Live In Amsterdam, a stunning new concert DVD filmed at the Pepsi Stage, was released in August of 2008. Currently, The Machine is in the studio recording a "psychedelic" collection of Pink Floyd songs expected to be released in the early winter.
The members of The Machine include founding member Todd Cohen (drums), long time stagemate Ryan Ball (lead guitar, vocals), newcomer Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals), and Adam Minkoff (lead vocals, bass) who is the newest member to join The Machine. Adam has taken over lead vocals & bass, while Ryan Ball has gracefully slid across the stage to lead guitar.
"The Machine duplicates the sound and hits of Pink Floyd with chilling accuracy." - Matt Diehl, Rolling Stone Magazine
"The Machine sounds exactly like Pink Floyd" - Matthew Weber, Spin Magazine
"You know you've got it going on when you sell out B.B. King's in New York City and Roger Waters' sax player jams with you!" -Guitar One Magazine
"These guys are great!" -Bob Ezrin, co-producer of Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'
Canned Heat's performance that was originally scheduled for September 16th has been cancelled. All tickets purchased will be refunded. Be on the lookout for a makeup date in the near future.
We're now taking submissions for the 2013 BIG BREAK Competition! Be sure to sign up your band by clicking the link above and filling out the form! Win cash prizes & free studio time!
Be sure to check UpstateShows.com for all of the great shows happening in and outside of The Westcott Theater This Summer!