Original Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has announced he has formed a band and will doing gigs playing early Pink Floyd’s musical catalog.
Aptly named, ‘Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets,’ after Floyd’s second album release, the bands lineup is interesting to say the least. Gary Kemp from Spandau Ballet, Guy Pratt, the very same bassist that took over from Roger Waters in Floyd, as well as composer Dom Beken, who worked often with the late Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright.
The band told the press: “This is a unique opportunity to experience Pink Floyd’s celebrated and significant early body of work played live including songs from albums The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets,” and added: “Very few bands are as culturally important as Pink Floyd. They are one of the best selling music artists of all time and Nick Mason is a founder and the only constant member of the band performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows. This will be Nick Mason’s first live musical outing since Pink Floyd played at the 2005 Live 8 concert in London.”
If you want to catch Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, and get a taste of how the early days of Floyd felt and sounded, you can catch the band at Dingwall’s Club in London on May 20th, followed by a gig at the famous Half Moon in Putney, on May 21st, 23rd and 24th.
Check out the band’s rather Psychedelic website for links to all ticket sales.