Having promoted the first ever ticketed concert by Steely Dan tribute band Simply Dan in October 2017, I am delighted to be working alongside their band leader, Mark Roadnight, to assist and support the band and their sister acts Simply Us and Them and New York State of Mind: the music of Billy Joel.
Simply Dan (Steely Dan tribute)
Simply Dan is an 11-piece band playing songs from the entire Steely Dan back catalogue. Made up of a 4 piece horn section, 2 guitars, 2 vocalists, keyboards and a bass and drums rhythm section, Simply Dan produce a wonderful tribute to the genius of Steely Dan with the right balance between being respectful to the original recordings and firmly putting their own stamp on the material.
SIMPLY US + THEM (PINK FLOYD TRIBUTE)
Simply Us + Them was started in 2022 by Mark Roadnight with the idea and faithfully recreate the sounds of Pink Floyd.
In 2024 Simply Us + Them will be performing songs from all the different eras of Pink Floyd. After their successful performances of Dark Side of the Moon they have now decided to explore more of the Pink Floyd catalogue.
The band will still be performing all the Pink Floyd classics with the addition of songs from the Syd Barrett era as well as moving into songs from the later David Gilmour version of the band after the departure of Roger Waters.
They have decided to call this year’s tour Welcome to Echoes as it takes its inspiration from the globally successful Echoes compilation released in 2001.
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND: THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL
A long-time bucket list item for Front Man and piano player Tom Morton, and nurtured to fruition by guitarist and Mark Roadnight, this show shines a spotlight on the catalogue of one of the most acclaimed American artists and songwriters of the 20th Century – perhaps of all time. The set features songs from breakthrough albumx “Piano Man” and “The Stranger” through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s when Joel’s status was firmly established as a true American icon.