S.A's Pink Floyd tribute band 'Welcome to the machine'



S.A's Pink Floyd tribute 'Welcome to the machine'

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Genre :: Rock
Instrument :: Lead guitar/acoustics & vocals
Status :: live and loud!
Location :: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Last Login :: Wednesday 19th of October 2011
Url :: http://www.pinkfloydtribute.co.za/

Facebook :: http://www.facebook.com/groups/342616977958?notif_t=group_added_to_group

Myspace :: http://www.myspace.com/saofficialpinkfloydtribute


Biography
S.A’s PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE BAND ‘WELCOME TO THE MACHINE’

‘WELCOME TO THE MACHINE’ BAND MEMBERS:

Dereck Walstra - Bass / Sound effects/Visuals
Eddie Gilbert - Saxophone / Keyboards & Synthesis
Ashley Moss - Drummer/percussionist & Lighting
Michael Dos Santos - Main lead/Rhythm/acoustics & vocals
Andrew Bosma - Guitars/2nd keys & vocals

INTRODUCTION

S.A's Pink Floyd Tribute Band, ‘Welcome to the Machine’, is a Johannesburg-based five-piece band, established in 2006, that has gone from strength to strength working with some of the most talented ‘old school’ musicians around, among them long-standing musical genius

Eddie Gilbert travelled the seven seas as a saxophonist and keyboardist on ocean liners. He has been performing since the early seventies, so his experience and all-round skills levels cannot be topped also a top-notch music director, all round an absolute master of music.

Dereck Walstra founder of S.A’s Pink Floyd tribute band ‘Welcome to the machine in 2006 has performed with amazingly talented musicians in original/covers, rock jazz & Blues bands
Dereck a talented bass player has also been interviewed by South African bass players magazine as well as featuring in an American bass magazine

http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2010/09/sa-bassists-with-martin-simpson-an-interview-with-dereck-walstra/

Ashley Moss, drummer/percussionist, has worked with many well-known groups and solo artists across South Africa, so he is well known in the industry and by lovers of live music around the country.

Michael dos Santos, lead guitarist/acoustics/vocals and harmonist, is often described as the David Gilmour of South Africa.

Andrew Bosma, lead guitarist/acoustics/vocals and harmonist who finished his engineering studies last year in Pretoria, a hugely talented and multitasking musician who fills in perfectly with the keyboards in Eddie's absence playing the saxophone.

Welcome to the Machine has performed at most popular venues in South Africa and strives to bring you the absolute best show possible. Included in their play list are all the Floyd favourites going way back to the early 70's. All songs played by Welcome to the Machine come from 'Meddle' (1971), 'Dark Side Of The Moon' (1973), 'Wish You Where Here' (1975), 'Animals' (1977), 'The Wall' (1979), 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' (1987), "Division Bell' (1994) and there's more.

Welcome to the Machine is a live concert tribute to the music of Pink Floyd ... the sounds, the lights, the experience. Whether you are new to Pink Floyd music, or wish to reminisce about the legacy of the greatest rock band of all time, Welcome to the Machine is an experience not to be missed.

Welcome to the machine’s links to their websites below:

Official website: http://www.pinkfloydtribute.co.za/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=342616977958

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/saofficialpinkfloydtribute



S.A's Pink Floyd tribute band 'Welcome to the machine' Memers
Andrew Bosma

Lead guitars/acoustics/keys & vocals

Michael Dos Santos

Lead guitar/acoustics & vocals

Eddie Gilbert

Keyboards/synthesizers & sax

Ashley Moss

drums/percussion's

Dereck Walstra

Bassist & Sound effects


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