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Happy birthday to Guy Pratt! Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 03 January 2019
Guy Pratt, September 2018

Our very best wishes go to Guy Pratt today (January 3rd), who is celebrating his birthday. Born in London in 1962, son of the actor Mike Pratt from Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Guy took to a career in music, which lead to his first world tour whilst still a teenager!

Working with the likes of Bryan Ferry and Robert Palmer lead to him being noticed by David Gilmour, who invited Guy to play for Pink Floyd in 1987. This lead to work with other major artists such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, but Guy stayed loyal to David, performing alongside him up to the most recent tours, including David's 2015-2016 Rattle That Lock tour that concluded in London's Royal Albert Hall. Of course, last year Guy was revealed as part of Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, a band who have thrilled fans in the UK and Europe with their highly acclaimed shows playing early Floyd songs.

The Saucers have announced a number of shows that will be taking place this year - starting with US and Canada in March/April, then some UK dates in May, before heading back into Europe in July for some shows in different locations than back in September last year. Tickets for all these shows are now on sale, so don't miss out!

Life as a musician on the road, and in the studio, inspired Guy to write his hilarious "My Bass And Other Animals" book, an essential read for any Floyd fan. He has toured his memories in a tour of the same name, and has also developed adaptations of the show. Whatever your interests in music are, the book (as with his solo, stand-up shows) give a mind-boggling and hilarious look at life with various musicians. There's plenty of detail within the pages of his Floyd life, so well worth taking a look.

Many happy returns, Guy, from all of us at Brain Damage!

 
Nick Mason awarded CBE in British New Year's Honours List Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Saturday, 29 December 2018
CBE award

Our hearty congratulations to Nick Mason, who has just been awarded the honour of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the British New Year's Honours list, which has now been announced.

Nick is receiving the award for services to music.

The awards are to recognise the achievements and service of people across the United Kingdom, and whilst New Year's Day being the official day of announcement, the recipients are normally revealed a few days earlier. The awards are presented by the Queen, or one of her family representing her, in a formal ceremony normally held at Buckingham Palace.

Again, our congratulations to Nick for this deserved recognition!

 
Think: Floyd Experience December Shows Print E-mail
Written by Ed Lopez-Reyes   
Friday, 28 December 2018

img-8491.jpg Think: Floyd Experience, Pink Floyd saxophonist and rhythm guitar player Scott Page's new project with Roger Waters' Robbie Wyckoff, Jane's Addiction's Stephen Perkins, Fishbone's Norwood Fisher, Kid Rock's Kenny Olson, Jon Stankorb (of Signs of Life, the American Pink Floyd) and Pink Floyd background vocalist Roberta Freeman has been enjoying a run of successful shows in a unique Los Angeles venue: they play again this evening and tomorrow night.

Think: Floyd Experience, which launched a few weeks ago, has performed several sold-out shows at Los Angeles' Wisdome. Wisdome is described as a "fully immersive entertainment art park"; the facility is a "35,000 square foot art and entertainment park located in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District featuring technologically advanced, fully immersive audio-visual experiences." For anyone paying attention to Los Angeles over the last 20 years, this venue is in the middle of downtown Los Angeles' epic renaissance.

In addition to being known for his tenures with Toto, Supertramp, and Pink Floyd, Page is recognized for combining multi-media and technology to create immersive experiences. In 1992 Page organized "The Grand Scientific Musical Theatre," a multimedia concert fundraiser in Las Vegas. It was a fundraiser for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It was done in conjunction with giants such as Microsoft and IBM, and featured Cirque du Soleil, Todd Rundgren, Alan Parsons, The Turtles, Jon Anderson, Graham Nash, John Entwistle, James Burton, Tower of Power, Edgar Winter, Jim Keltner, and guitarist Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter and others. Think: Floyd Experience is Page's latest effort to converge technology and music to create a more visceral live performance experience.

The shows are this evening (Friday, December 28th) and tomorrow night (Saturday, December 29th) and run from 7PM through 12AM PST (the concert itself takes place at 10pm PST). Tickets range from $49 - $99 and can be purchased atwisdome.la/think-floyd-exp .

You can read more about Wisdome at wisdome.la and about Think: Floyd Experience at facebook.com/thinkEXP/ as well as thinkexp.co.

 
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets adds three shows in Europe Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Europe 2019 tour dates

Some hopefully excellent pre-Christmas news, for our friends in Europe - a further three concerts have been added to the 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour, with two of the shows going on sale today.

The additional dates are as follows:

Please click the thumbnail of the poster to the right, which reveals the new dates, to see it in greater detail.

As normal, we have been busy setting up a dedicated page for each of these three concerts which, with your assistance, will have all sorts of useful information, pictures, reviews and more. The pages can be found in the Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets 2019 Tour Zone.

 
German festival show added to 2019 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Night Of The Prog Festival, Loreley, GermanyAn early Christmas present for some of our German readers - Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets have just extended their 2019 tour, adding a show at the Freilichtbühne at Loreley, in St. Goarshausen, Germany.

The band will be headlining the middle day of the three day Night of the Prog Festival being held at Loreley, which plays to some 15,000 people each day. The festival have progressively been announcing acts for each day, and some of these can already been seen at the official website which can be found at NightOfTheProgFestival.com.

A range of tickets for the festival are already on sale, and with this announcement, we're sure they will sell quickly. You can obtain them from wiv-ticket-shop.com - there are a range of options including accommodation, and a choice of buying tickets for individual days, or for the entire festival.

As normal, we have set up a dedicated page for this particular concert (found here) which, with your help, will have all sorts of useful information, pictures, reviews and more.

 
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