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Awards night honours best of local music.
Niagara's music community was loud, proud and throwing itself a party Tuesday.

The first-ever Niagara Music Awards is in the books a winner, thanks to a surprisingly polished show at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts. "I don't think a lot of people expected what they saw here tonight," raved show co-ordinator Morgan Whelan about the energetic, two-hour bash. "They probably thought, well, it's a local music awards show - it's gonna be cheesy, it's gonna be boring."

Far from it. Where else could you see Canadian Polka King Walter Ostanek mingling with Niagara metalheads Flatlined?

It was that kind of night. Fashion ranged from leather jackets and sneakers to posh gowns and three-piece suits. The live music went from flashy rapper Just Isaac to blues pillar Jack De Keyzer.

The awards themselves seemed secondary to the good vibes and cheerleading all night.

"I'm in shock right now ... I'm hyperventilating," said Oliver Black lead singer Serena Pruyn, who took home the Female Vocalist of the Year award. "It's an honour and it's so cool to be part of something that's just starting.

"It's the first year for these rewards and I'm just so honoured."

Welland's Oliver Black led all artists with five nominations, and took home the award for Group of the Year.

Other big winners were St. Catharines' Jagger Cook who won Album of the Year ("All Our Hands are Dirty") and Songwriter of the Year; Welland's Street Pharmacy, claiming Original Song of the Year and the Peoples Choice Award; and St. Catharines rockers Modern Digital Militia (MDM) who won the unlikely combo of Heavy Metal Group of the Year and Dance Recording of the Year.

"I think it's great, and long overdue," said MDM guitarist Digital X. "If you're gonna do it, make the first year good like this."

Cook, who recently returned to Niagara after a stint in Los Angeles, was "humbled" by the Niagara recognition.
"There's just so much talent here ... it's truly an honour," he said.
"It feels really cool to be acknowledged by your home.
Rock Group of the year winners Guv'Nor Generals of Welland said it was better late than never to shine the spotlight on Niagara's music scene, which struggles for recognition being so close to Toronto.

"There has been a scene here for years, they just haven't been looking," said singer/guitarist Charles Horse, taking a swig from his flask backstage.

"Bands from Niagara have to work a lot harder," added bassist Frank Roy. "By the time bands get out of Niagara and go to Toronto, they're smokin'"

Some of the night's biggest cheers went to Honeymoon Suite, who were given the Special Achievement Award for putting Niagara Falls on the musical map two decades ago.

"This can only go to the band that says Niagara Falls so much," raved Whelan, who handed out the award.

Honeymoon Suite singer Johnny Dee said it was "about time" Niagara musicians had their own awards show.

"There's a lot of great talent in this room and I'm glad to see it firsthand."

About 700 people attended the event, well short of a sell-out. But Whelan is confident now that the first show delivered the goods, it'll be a hot ticket next year.

Organizers plan to rotate the show around Niagara and add more categories as needed.

"I'm already thinking ... how can I beat this next year?"

Award presenter Mark Matthews got some of the night's biggest cheers with his call to arms to support Niagara music.

"To the bar owners and club owners, get off your wallets," he said. "You pay, they play, and your place will be packed."

And the winners are ...

Winners of the first annual Niagara Music Awards, held Tuesday night at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts:

- Original Song of the Year - "Sober State of Fame," The Street Pharmacy


- Group of the Year - Oliver Black

- Original Band of the Year - The Broken Lyre

- Songwriter of the Year - Jagger Cook

- Album of the Year - "All Our Hands Are Dirty," Jagger Cook

- Female Vocalist of the Year - Serena Pruyn, Oliver Black

- Male Vocalist of the year - Wainwright

- Rock Group of the year - Guv'Nor Generals

- Metal Group of the Year - MDM (Modern Digital Militia)

- Country Band of the Year - Angela Siracusa

- Music Video of the Year - Soren Carter

- Tribute Act of the Year - Oracle (tribute to Jethro Tull)

- Bar Band of the Year - Sukkapunch

- Dance Recording of the Year - MDM (Modern Digital Militia)

- Blues Band of the Year - Niagara Rhythm Section

- World Group of the Year - Crooked Trail Band

- Theatrical Performance of the Year - Vicky Vlassis Radulovich

- Recording Engineer of the Year - Dean Malton for the Toasted Western Swing Band

- Jazz Group of the Year - The Groove Associates

- Children's Group of the Year - The Smudge Fundaes

- Instrumental of the Year - Nathan Chamberland

- Peoples Choice Award - The Street Pharmacy

- Special Achievement Award - Honeymoon Suite

Article ID# 957152

Author: John Law

- Niagara Falls Review


07/08 2008
Mark Christopher recreates David Gilmour's tones as he plays lead guitar and vocals for Pink Floyd Niagara during a performance at the Niagara Centre for the Arts. Not your ordinary coverband, Pink Floyd Niagara takes Floyd fans through the Dark Side of the Moon, complete with an 11 piece band and all the lighting and special effects. The 2008 summer show season started July 4. Limited performances will run through Aug.
- Niagara This Week

"Wish You Were Here"

Wish you were here
Pink Floyd Niagara plays the Niagara Centre for the Arts until Aug. 30
Posted Aug. 15/08

They tore down the wall, they ran like hell and they left crowds comfortably numb.

Wish you were there? Fans have another chance to catch Pink Floyd Niagara this summer, but this crazy diamond won't shine much longer -after tonight, there's just five more shows at the Niagara Centre for the Arts.

Keyboardist and co-founder Greg Johns says "crowd response" prompted the group to return, despite not making money last summer. This time the crowds have been bigger and the buzz even better.

Word is getting out -this isn't your usual Pink Floyd tribute show.

"There wasn't one complaint (last year)," he said. "Everybody really liked the show, and we really enjoyed doing it too. So we stepped out on a limb once again."

If last year built the foundation, 2008 is the year Pink Floyd Niagara found its mark. First, the group won Entertainer of the Year at March's inaugural Niagara Music Awards (but lost Tribute Act of the Year ... go figure). After weighing their options, the 11-piece band decided another summer in Niagara Falls was worth a shot, retooling their website and hiring a marketing director to get the word out.

More than $500,000 worth of equipment was lugged back to the theatre, requiring three days just to set up. Shows resumed July 4.

Fans will notice some slight changes, including a new back-up singer and new VTC Pro Audio system elevated to the left and right of the stage ("It just gives you that death sound from hell," says Johns). But the format is the same, based on Pink Floyd's lavish 1994 "Pulse" tour. In addition to classics from "The Wall" and "Animals," the band returns from intermission to perform "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety.

With this show, size does matter.

"We take it to the max. There's not another Pink Floyd band out there -at least in southern Ontario -that has 11 people in it," says Johns. "Every sound that you hear on the record, we have it covered."

"It's a 360-degree experience," says marketing director Jenifer Cass. "Even if you don't like Pink Floyd, you'll enjoy the show."
After targeting tourists for much of the summer, Cass has found it is locals flocking to the show. Over and over.

"We have two guys who show up every Friday."

For his part, Johns doesn't mind being all Floyd, all the time. "Dark Side of the Moon," in particular, has such immaculate production, he's still discovering new things about it.

"When we're playing these songs, there's not a feeling like it," he says. "They haven't lost a stitch of popularity."

Pink Floyd Niagara performs Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the Niagara Centre for the Arts (Kingston College, Epworth Circle). Tickets are $30. Phone 905-397-0704.

- Niagara Falls Review

"To The Darkside and Back"

Pink Floyd Niagara is one mean machine
Posted By JOHN LAW
Aug 19/2008

Pink Floyd Niagara at the Niagara Centre for the Arts until Aug. 30. Tickets cost $30. Phone 905-397-0704

Oh, to be a poor Pink Floyd fan these days. No more inflatable pigs. The last album was 14 years ago. Nothing to look forward to.

Still, you got your hopes up a few years ago when Roger Waters and David Gilmour buried the hatchet to play Live 8. Could this be it, you wondered? Is the real Pink Floyd going to tour again? There'll be no more 'Aaaaaaah!'

Not a chance. Now you feel a little sick.

Which means, like it or not, your best bet for a Floyd fix is a good tribute band. We don't mean you and your goofy buddies jamming to "Young Lust" in the garage - it has to be the total package. Lights, video, quad sound, back-up singers ... the works.

You could hike hundreds of kilo-metres to see a good one. Or you could head to Epworth Circle to see one in your backyard.

Pink Floyd Niagara is wrapping up its second summer in Niagara Falls, and unless word gets out, they may not be back next year. This is a dazzling, $500,000 production Floyd fans from across Ontario will dig, not just Niagara Falls.

If they can find it.

Yes, the Niagara Centre for the Arts is nice to have, but tucked away on a residential street, it never was and never will be on the radar of tourists. Unfortunately, it's also the only place this massive show can go. It's simply too big to be dismantled and brought somewhere else every week.

Which means the masses must seek it out, and despite winning the Entertainer of the year Award at March's Niagara Music Awards, it hasn't been easy.

Frankly, it's amazing that just one of the Classic Albums Live shows over at Zooz in Stevensville will probably attract more people than Pink Floyd Niagara's entire two-month run, which ends next weekend.

Being indoors doesn't help, nor does the conspicuous absence of alcohol. But if you're going strictly for the music, it's absolutely first-rate.

Designed to mimic Pink Floyd's immense "Pulse" tour of 1994 -when every show reportedly cost $1,000,000 to put on - it puts 11 musicians and singers on stage to pump out plenty of Floyd classics. For the most part, they're exactly as you hear them on the albums: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" opens the show with a slow-building rush, leading into meticulously produced gems like "Have a Cigar" and "Pigs (Three Different Ones)." The only place the show falters early on is with tracks from 1987's weak "A Momentary Lapse of Reason." There's a reason most Floyd fans refuse to acknowledge anything after 1983, when Waters departed.

After an intermission comes the show's main event: "Dark Side of the Moon" performed in its entirety. And while it's not an exact replica - a few moments have been embellished to punch things up live - it's still a rush to hear this masterpiece performed by real people. For countless fans, it exists only in their headphones.

The band benefits from knowing every trick in the Floyd playbook after two years, pulling off tough numbers like "On the Run" and "In the Flesh." Everyone gets the spotlight, though it's bassist Mike Berardelli and lead guitarist Mark Christopher who anchor the classic Floyd sound. There's simply no room for error on "Comfortably Numb," where Christopher stares down one of the greatest solos in rock history and nails it.

Keyboardists Greg Johns and Larry Swiercz fill out the speakers, while Eric Price adds a theatrical touch by donning the guise of the demented teacher in "Another Brick in the Wall" and the corporate fat cat in "Have a Cigar."

It may not be the great gig in the sky, but Pink Floyd Niagara is close enough. And with only four shows left, you need to run, not walk, like hell to see it.
- Niagara Falls Review


Andy Linden of Metalworks Production Group designed the light show for PINK FLOYD NIAGARA's summer shows at the Niagara Centre for the Arts in Niagara Falls ON. The rig, built to emulate that from Floyd's 1995 PULSE tour, uses 12 Martin Mac Entour 250's, six Mac 600 washes, four SGM Palco 3 Mobile LED fixtures, 12 ETC Source Fours with 26-degree lenses, 24 PAR 64's, and three Martin Atomic 3000 strobes. The system runs off of a High End Systems Hog 1000 console.

"We spent many days programming every song in the two sets, as you can imagine," says Linden. "The band tried very hard to improve on last years show, and as far as lighting goes, I can honestly say it has done - twice over". - Professional Lighting & Production Magazine

"PROJECT FILE Fall 2008"

Metalworks Production Group's Phil Hornung was called upon to design and supply the sound system for last summers run of PINK FLOYD NIAGARA performances in Niagara Falls ON. The system featured a VTC Elevation Line Array System from Yorkville Sound including a total of 16 EL210 array cabinets and 8 ELS212 subs in both the main PA and quad effects sources.

Says Hornung: "There's a lot of technical artistry at the core of the music performance, specifically quadraphonic effects and sub-harmonic effects. The VTC System was certainly up to the task and has been performing extremely well in the venue both as the main system and the quad effect sources".

Other gear deployed in the performance includes Crown VZ 5002 amps and a 56- channel Soundcraft Series 5 console for the main PA, with a selection of Electro-Voice monitor wedges and a Soundcraft MH3 console at monitors. - Professional Sound Magazine

"Show takes Floyd lovers to the Dark Side of the Moon"

Osprey Media - Niagara Falls Review - Print Version - Story ID 665819 web site Thursday, August 30, 2007 - ©
2007 Niagara Falls Review

Show takes Floyd lovers to the Dark Side of the Moon


Friday, August 24, 2007 - 02:00

Entertainment - The flying pig was going to cost $15,000.

Not a problem for Pink Floyd. But Pink Floyd Niagara had to draw the line.

It's one of the few corners Larry Swiercz was willing to cut this summer.
Everything else - from the sound system, to the lights, to the 11-piece band
required to pull it off - wasn't an issue. All essential to putting on one of
the most meticulous, mindbending Pink Floyd recreations Niagara has ever seen.

But still ... that pig would have been nice.

"It would have been a 20-foot helium pig we would have flown outside, to catch
attention," says Swiercz. "You'd be able to see it from the States."

He'll have to settle for a show that's drawing raves as it wraps up a two-month
stay at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts.

Located in the non-touristy area of Epworth Circle, the 2 1/2-hour concert
revisits Pink Floyd's elaborate 1994 "Pulse" tour, which set new standards for
sound and stage design.

It's not as well-regarded as the "Animals" or "The Wall" tours among serious
Floyd fans (for one thing, singer Roger Waters was long gone by that point), but
for pure spectacle it was tough to beat.

"The 'Pulse' tour was the most bombastic," says Swiercz, who first saw Pink
Floyd in the early '70s. "That over-the-top production ... it was one of their
first tours you could actually watch."

After a bevy of Floyd classics, the band returns from intermission to play the
"Dark Side of the Moon" album in its entirety.

Lots of bands do it, admits Swiercz. But many of them "cut corners" by
prerecording some segments.

The way Swiercz sees it, even Pink Floyd needed 11 people on stage to do "Dark
Side" justice.

"Why set the bar low?," he says. "Set it high".

"It's such an iconic album. If you put it on with headphones, guaranteed you'll
hear something you didn't hear the last time. It's a masterpiece even by today's

The long road to Pink Floyd Niagara started in the '70s for Swiercz. He formed
the prog rock band Spectrum with two friends from Fanshawe College, Greg Johns
and Rob Wells, and toured the country for six years.

After they disbanded, Johns actually worked for Pink Floyd as a sound technician
for 1987's "Momentary Lapse of Reason" tour. He also played in the Floyd tribute
band Think Freud.

A few years ago, Swiercz started thinking about a Floyd-ish show for Niagara
Falls. The two biggest hurdles were finding a band up to the task, and a venue
to put them in.

The Avalon Ballroom at Niagara Fallsview Casino was considered, but the band
required one theatre it could stay put in for the whole summer. The only other
option was the 1,000-seat Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts, inside
Kingston College.

It allowed the band to set up a few hundred thousand dollars worth of lights and
equipment and fine tune the show throughout the summer.

Among the big selling points: A quadraphonic sound system that pumps in music
from all four corners of the theatre. Johns had to contact a Hollywood company
to get what he wanted.

The theatre's lighting system had to be removed to install the Floyd show's
requirements. In total, about 250,000 watts are used.

The band even uses authentic Moog Music Inc. equipment. In the 1970s, Moog's
synthesizers were a crucial component of prog rock.

"It's a custom, patented sound," says Johns.

Everyone in the band plays a key part, from the guitarist who also controls the
background visuals via computer, to the back-up singers who steal the show
during "The Great Gig in the Sky."

"It's a really highly choreographed show," says Johns. "If you're not on, you'll
blow it."

After tonight, the band performs four more shows - Saturday night, Aug. 30, Aug.
31 and Sept. 1. All shows start at 8 p.m.

Swiercz is looking to bring the show elsewhere over the winter, possibly Hong
Kong, but intends to be back in Niagara Falls next summer.

"We've learned a lot about how Niagara Falls operates."

Tickets for Pink Floyd Niagara cost $36. Phone 1-866-908-9090 for more
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© 2007 , Osprey Media. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. - Niagara Falls Review

"Another Brick in the local entertainment scene"

Printed from web site Saturday, July 14, 2007 - © 2007 Niagara Falls Review
Another brick in the local entertainment scene


Saturday, July 14, 2007 - 07:00

Local News - Authentically recreating Pink Floyd's 1994 Pulse tour was no easy feat says Greg Johns, keyboardist and co-producer of Pink Floyd Niagara, a new tribute band performing in Niagara Falls this summer.

"The easy part is making the music because we have all played Pink Floyd for years in other bands, but the hard part is bringing it to the stage," said Johns.

The two-hour concert is complete with an elaborate light show, special effects, glitter balls, a video presentation and quadraphonic sound, with speakers placed in all four corners of the theatre.

"We have been continually tweaking and upgrading the show," said Larry Swiercz, keyboardist, vocalist and co-producer of Pink Floyd Niagara. "We had three shows last week, full dress rehearsals where we worked out all the bugs."

Swiercz said they use a lot of vintage keyboards and Moog synthesizers to recreate the exact sound of the original Pink Floyd recordings. They also have three sets of drums, including a set of electronic drums, 12 guitars, a saxophone and modern keyboards as well.

"The sound really surrounds you," he said.

The 11-member band performed its first public show Thursday and will continue to have concerts every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. until the end of August at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts on Epworth Circle.

Tickets cost $36 for adults and $6.50 for kids 14 and younger. Parking is free.
- The Niagara Falls Review

"The Canadian Pink Floyd Experience; Local group pays tribute to iconic rock band"

The Pink Floyd experience; Local group pays tribute to iconic rock band

Don Fraser
Spectrum - Friday, August 17, 2007 Updated @ 7:14:49 AM

The Pink Floyd experience has never been about keeping things low-key.

From the 1970s to early '80s, Floyd was arguably the king of showy arena rock.

The monster U.K. outfit also recorded some of the most compelling and ambitious music in modern times with classic disks such as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall.

This summer - ending Sept. 1 - a group of mainly local musicians aim to recreate that big sound with a Niagara Falls production called Pink Floyd Niagara.

Putting the elaborate production together was a technically daunting task, said Rob Wells, a lifelong drummer and drum/percussionist instructor. He also owns Sonic Theatre Recording Studios in Fonthill, where the show was put together.

"We have computerized, automated lighting that has to be programmed, along with synchronized video," said Wells, 42. True to its '70s-era homage, the hall also features quadraphonic sound, with music coming from speakers at all four corners of the room.

"The challenges seemed large at the beginning, but this is where our areas of expertise came in," said Wells, who lives in north St. Catharines.

Other co-producers are Larry Swiercz from the Garden City and Greg Johns, a Niagara native who now lives in Mississauga. All musicians have played together in a number of projects and are devout Floyd fans.

"We seem to have talked to a lot of people over the years that really enjoy Pink Floyd shows," said Wells, adding the producers decided to basically recreate Floyd's 1994 Pulse Tour.

The first half of the Niagara concert covers some of the classic Floyd tunes and the second half recreates the 1973 Dark Side of the Moon record, which often makes it onto lists of best-ever popular music albums. At that time, Floyd's lineup had settled at David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason.

"We are touching a huge demographic with Pink Floyd," Wells said. "You see young kids today from 12 to 14 years old with Floyd T-shirts, right up to their grandparents who loved the band."

The show the audience takes in is a captivating one. The 11-member band, Wells said, "mesmerizes an audience, like you're not really sure what (band member) to watch."

"What you get is an experience that is quite full."

Right now, the objective is to push attendance numbers up and make the show a returning attraction in Niagara Falls, the producer said. "We're hoping, if things work well, to bring it back next season," Wells said.

The two-hour concerts started in July and there are eight performances left at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts at 4700 Epworth Centre in Niagara Falls. The shows are Thursday to Saturday, with doors opening at at 8 p.m.

The box office opens at 6 p.m. the day of the shows. Tickets are $36 each; $6.50 for children 14 and under with the purchase of one adult ticket. Call 1-866-908-9090 for group rate information or advance tickets.

Note that very young children may be frightened by the stage effects and volume. The show is also wheelchair accessible. - The St. Catharines Standard

"Covering Pink Floyd from beginning to end"

Covering Pink Floyd from beginning to end; Show takes fans to the dark side of the moon

Lynn Peppas
Entertainment - Saturday, August 25, 2007 @ 09:00

To say that Pink Floyd Niagara (PFN) is a cover band is selling them far short of what they are. Sure, they do Pink Floyd music but the experience is just so much more than a copy-band. This 11-piece band of local musicians are not covering but recreating the Pink Floyd concert experience, and taking it to the highest degree possible. The result is a live reproduction of Pink Floyd's latest tour, the Pulse Tour, with stage lighting effects, video presentations and quadraphonic sound. The best part of it, is that it's in Niagara, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts.

Pelham musician, Mark Christopher, is one of the musicians that keeps this band in the pink, playing lead guitar in the same style, and with the same instruments, as famed Pink Floyd guitarist, David Gilmour. Christopher has been playing guitar since he was seven, and has been in the music business most of his life; either playing in bands, or writing and playing his original music. He's also employed at Central Music in Welland. He hooked up with other PFN members in local '90s, and 2000s bands: The Fab Two, My Three Sons, Randy Pantz, and Common Ground, but he was just about ready to give up the 'band thing' when PFN producers: Larry Swiercz, Greg Johns, and Rob Wells came to him with the idea of recreating the Pink Floyd Pulse Tour, with a light and sound show to do it justice.
In a phone interview from his Pelham home, Christopher admitted that he was excited about the project from the moment he first heard of it.

"I was ready to give up, and this kind of fell into my lap," he said of PFN. "But this is definitely the best project I've been in."

Still, Christopher admitted that it was somewhat of a struggle to get his playing back into electric guitar shape. He explained that having worked primarily on acoustic guitar for the past 15 years, he was a bit rusty on electric and there were a few episodes of bleeding fingers to get him back into electric guitar playing shape. And trying to fill the Gilmour spot in the band was nerve-wracking at first, he admitted, but after hundreds of hours spent listening and working out the music, Christopher explained that it's worked out well. "People say I've got it down but Gilmour's a pretty incredible guitar player. ... I've always admired his style - he's a very melodic player - he's not a shredder, and I've always loved his style."

Christopher not only studied Gilmour's style - he's also researched Gilmour's instruments to authenticate the exact sound. "I've investigated what (Gilmour's) used in certain eras of the band - and actually managed to pick up a lot of vintage pedals that he used. I've got a pedal board that's a good two-feet long. It keeps me going onstage - dancing on the pedals. I've also got the same pick-up system that he uses; I've tried to get everything as close as I could to emulate his sound."

The show they replicate - The Pulse Tour - includes a wide range of songs from Pink Floyd's earliest to latest albums. It's a formidable undertaking for any band, but as Christopher said, it's what separates them from other Pink Floyd cover bands. "There's a lot of bands out there doing album recreations and we didn't want to be one of those bands. We wanted to cover everything from the beginning to the end of the Pink Floyd era. The light show is incredible to see, and we've tried to get it as close as we can, with the big video screen, and the whole bit. But the Pulse Tour just seemed to be the 'Best Of' and it's off the most recent album they've released (and what most folks will remember)."

"I hate to sound like a dinosaur but classic rock like Pink Floyd is real music and everybody is still loving it today," he said, adding that audience members range in age from seniors to pre-teens.

The band's home base is at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts, in Niagara Falls on Epworth Street at the old Kingston College theatre. Christopher said they chose this venue for their show because of the acoustics of the theatre space. "It's been there forever - since the '50s," he said of Niagara Centre - although most will recognize it as Kingston College. "The person who (designed) it was the same person who built the O'Keefe Centre (Hummingbird Centre). It's a beautiful, old theatre and the acoustics are incredible."

Pink Floyd Niagara performs Pink Floyd's Pulse Tour every Thursday and Saturday evenings at the Niagara Centre for the Performing Arts. For more information, tickets, or directions visit their website at or call 1-866-908-9090. - The Welland Tribune


Still working on that hot first release.



"The existential, cinematic music of Pink Floyd made them one of the most influential and recognizable rock bands of all time. They didn’t do it by leaving their audiences comfortably numb, but by unsettling, disturbing, questioning, and criticizing". George A. Reish- 'PINK FLOYD and Philosophy'

PINK FLOYD NIAGARA (PFN) The Canadian Floyd Experience are pleased to announce being named ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR at the Niagara Music Awards held on March 25th 2008. We look forward to the 2009 Niagara Music Awards and thank Capital M Productions for continuing this tradition of promoting talent and entertainment in Niagara.

Pink Floyd Niagara is an assembly of dedicated, professional musicians who have studied and performed the music of Floyd for over 26 years, and now bring that collective experience to the stage in a truly, ‘live’ performance. The highest form of flattery is imitation and without a doubt this is one of the world’s most honest re-creations of the legendary music of Pink Floyd.
To achieve that same degree of artistry and sophistication, PFN uses the same large 11 piece ensemble of musicians represented on the "PULSE" Tour of 1994/95. Authentic, vintage analog instruments, as well as the latest digital technology, work together to reproduce the “note for note” “sound for sound”, detailed performance that this music and its fans demand. Anyone who has seen a live Floyd show can attest to one undeniable truth, Pink Floyd is all about atmosphere.
Like the original, PFN creates that same unmistakable concert atmosphere by utilizing state of the art synchronized lighting and visual effects, multi media projections and sound effects enhanced by a full 4 channel discrete 'true' quadraphonic sound system that is sure to move, both your body, mind & spirit.
A theatrical element as well is brought to life on the stage with the introduction of several memorable characters taken from the film and lyrical content of Pink Floyd.
We have surrounded the project with only top notch industry veterans. From highly experienced sound and light technicians to computer and video experts this show is highly organized and synchronized. Combine that with a skilled backstage crew and you have a well-oiled "machine".
After staging 2 successful seasons (over 50 performances) at The Niagara Centre For The Arts in 2007 & 2008 we have set our sites on touring the show in Canada and and the world stage.