Weekly Artist Spotlight: Pink Talking Fish
Unique isn’t a commonly used word to describe a cover band, but it seems to be the only way to describe Pink Talking Fish, the eclectic jam group that’s focused on playing the music of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish. Earning spots at festivals and clubs all over the nation, PTF has grown into a fan favorite for all lovers of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, Phish, and of live rock and roll music.
Made up of musicians who have cut their teeth on the music of these 3 bands, Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. Its purpose is to heighten people’s passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans by presenting well-loved songs in a unique and new way.
Incorporating and blending music from the varied catalogs of the 3 legendary bands that they focus on, Pink Talking Fish brings a unique show, pairing songs and jams that one might not think would blend together so well. Check out their video of Phish’s You Enjoy Myself jammed with Pink Floyd’s On The Run, live at Quixote’s True Blue in Denver, CO on September 28, 2013
Playing at Irving Plaza on October 21st with Talking Head’s tribute; Start Making Sence, fans should be prepared to dance the night away, with an intertwining set between the 2 bands that will display both their musical talents as well as their ability to keep covers fresh while retaining the integrity of the original artists. Both bands will be performing two sets each of what they do best. Each band’s set will segue right into the next bands set keeping the music going all night long! There are sure to be some collaborations between both acts and tons of surprises. Appropriately enough, NYC is the hometown of The Talking Heads, who even played Irving Plaza in their early days.
Even playing special, thematic sets and bringing the music of The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers into their setlists, PTF knows how to continuously mix it up and keep listeners on their toes. This past summer at Peach Festival, PTF played a special set, billed as Pink Talking Fish Eat’s a Peach, where PTF played through all of The Allman Brothers famous Eat a Peach album while weaving in their normal catalog of songs by Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish. Amongst all the Allman Brothers tributes at Peach Festival, that may have been the freshest out of all of them.
Tickets are available for Pink Talking Fish and Start Making Sence at Irving Plaza on October 21st here! Don’t miss your chance to see two of the most well-renowned cover bands today share the stage The Talking Heads have once played on!