Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason mentioned he’d gotten tired of waiting for colleagues bassist Roger Waters and frontman David Gilmour to call him about a reunion.
Pinkfloyd last performed together at Live 8 in 2005, and with the loss of life of keyboardist Rick Wright in 2008, a full reunion turned impossible. David Gilmour confirmed that Pink Floyd’s 2014 album The Endless River was its last word, however rumors have continued to circulate that the 3 surviving members could play once more at some point.
Nick Mason made his lighthearted comment during a show along with his new band, drummer Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, which he formed to play early Floyd materials. On the stage in London’s Roundhouse last night, he said the viewers he’d “finally given up waiting for that phone call from Roger Waters or David Gilmour.”Get Our APP
He’d previously joked concerning the accusation that his group was a tribute band, saying, “As you know now, we aren’t the Australian Rogers Waters. Nor are we the Danish David Gilmours.”
You may watch a video of the band in action beneath.
Singer Gary Kemp, formerly of Spandau Ballet, described Mason as “a nicer, funnier, less egotistical man than you can ever hope to meet.” “He truly is the heartbeat of Pink Floyd,” he mentioned.
The lineup is completed by Lee Harris of the Blockheads plus Pink Floyd collaborators Guy Pratt and Dom Beken.
“What I underestimated was the enthusiasm, not of the fans, but of the band,” Mason mentioned earlier this yr. “Everybody needs to do everything: ‘We want to go to America.’ ‘We wish to go to South America.’ ‘What about Peru?’ It is like a travel agency. … However I am completely delighted. I am really having fun with it.”
Mason stated that he thinks the brand new group has “found a niche for ourselves, which is to do something that isn’t being done by everybody else, by the tribute bands or by Roger Waters or David Gilmour.” “It is a real return to some of the improvised sections and the atmosphere of the songs,” he noted. “The tendency in this day and age is to try and recreate things perfectly. We bring imperfection.”