Members of The Machine are, from left, Ryan Ball (guitar, vocals), Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals), Adam Minkoff (bass, lead vocals) and Tahrah Cohen (drums). The band will perform Jan. 19 at Largo Cultural Center.
LARGO – The Machine, considered by many to be America's best live Pink Floyd show, will perform Saturday, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive.
Tickets start at $29.50. Add $5 to the price for tickets purchased at the door. For tickets and information, call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
The Machine will return to the Tampa Bay area with a new lineup. The band last played Largo Cultural Center in 2009.
The Machine currently includes founding member Tahrah Cohen on drums with long time stage mates Ryan Ball (guitar, vocals) and Scott Chasolen (keys, vocals) with new member, Adam Minkoff (bass, lead vocals).
Minkoff joined the band this month, taking over lead vocals and bass, while Ball gracefully slides across the stage to lead guitar. Minkoff will help the band as it continues to perpetuate Pink Floyd’s legacy through a multi-dimensional approach. For more than 24 years, The Machine has been faithfully re-creating the timeless music of Pink Floyd.
The Machine makes significant use of expanded theatrical elements, mirroring Pink Floyd’s elaborate stage displays such as spectacular state-of-the-art lighting, multimedia accompaniments, and impeccable sound. The result is strikingly faithful interpretations giving the band a reputation for excellence and creating an intimate connection with their loyal audience.
The New York based band plays a mix of Pink Floyd’s 16-album repertoire, resulting in a blend of musical styles that span the band’s career. On occasion the band performs Pink Floyd albums in their entirety, including “Dark Side of The Moon” and “The Wall.”
The Machine has toured North and Central America as well as Europe and Asia, selling out clubs and theaters along the way. They have performed at music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend and Germany’s Rock of Ages. In the last couple of years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Orchestra have backed the band at special concert events.
The Machine has released several CDs and DVDs of performances, capturing their intense live show. “Two Nights at the Keswick,” from the band’s 2003 performances, is a live concert CD and DVD. “The Machine Unplugged” is an acoustic performance recorded at B.B. King’s in New York City. The band also released “Live in Amsterdam,” a recording of a 2006 concert, on DVD.
The band’s current release is “The Machine: Symphonic Side of the Moon,” a recording of a live performance of “Dark Side Of The Moon” with a symphony orchestra.