The Polka Floyd Show

The Polka Floyd Show

BandComedyClassic Rock

It's Pink Floyd music done Polka-style with rocking, amusing, dance-inducing, and sometimes insightful results!

Biography

Polka Floyd began as an avenue for Ken Haas to tease Frankie Dramczyk and Chris Zielinkski about their Polka roots during a rehearsal for another band. Ken began playing "Comfortably Numb" with a Polka beat, and the others fell into it. The three worked with it more and more, and began sound-checking with it at gigs for their other band -- to the irritation of that band's leader, people began to like the Polka-version Pink Floyd covers more than the main act.

Ken, Frankie, and Chris enlisted the help of Eric Hite, long time Polka and rock musician. They recorded a few songs with Eric doing double-duty of accordion and keys. When they played it for friends, and got lots of encouragement, the band realized that Eric, even as talented as he is, could not play both instruments simultaneously. Ken recruited his wife, Penny Haas, long time piano player, first time keyboard performer, and Polka Floyd, as we know it, was born.

The band played their first gig at hometown Toledo bar Mickey Finn's to a packed house, and it took off from there. In the first 18-months, the band has traveled the Great Lakes, released an album, been nominated for a Detroit Music award, and amassed a large following of fans and press:

“Polka Floyd plays remarkably good renditions of all your favorite Floyd tunes with a polka twist that’ll have you jaw-dropped in awe at the stellar musicianship while laughing at the pure ridiculousness of it all at the same time.” - Ryan Bunch, Toledo City Paper

"Polka Floyd is one of those rare bands that stand out from all the others. They're fine musicians AND they're different. Combining some "old world instruments" with "new world sounds" isn't easy, but Polka Floyd makes it fun and very entertaining." – Unknown Hinson

“On paper, it sounds like a musical mess: Pink Floyd and polka? But sometimes, good things come from strange combinations.” - Ed Caroll, Independent Collegian

Discography

The Polka Floyd Show: The Polka Floyd Show
on Static Records and available through CDBaby.com and Amazon.com

Set List

We can do up to 3 hours of all Pink Floyd music.
A typical 1-hour set:
In the Flesh?
The Dark Side of the Moon album
See Emily Play
Astronomy Dominie
One of These Days...
Have a Cigar
Run Like Hell
Comfortably Numb