Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Way off yonder in a minor key
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The Brit Floyd story
In 2005 Colin Wilson, bass player of The Australian Pink Floyd Show decided not to tour outside Europe anymore, so Ian Cattell was hired on bass and vocals for the North American tours. Steve Mac took the same decision a year later, his role initially being filled by Jamie Humphries, then more recently by Bobby Harrison. In 2008, Jason Sawford decided he only wanted to do some of the North American Shows and Rob Stringer stepped in. The last part of the jigsaw was completed when Paul Bonney was replaced by Arran Ahmun on drums for all North American shows. In 2010 Steve, Colin and Jason of TAPFS appointed Kevin Brown as their new manager, replacing Chas Cole of CMP. Damian Darlington, who was one of the directors and owners of TAPFS, decided it was time to move on and formed Brit Floyd with Chas. Most of the rest of TAPFS (band and crew), all of whom are hired on a tour by tour basis, sided with Damian and went with him, so Brit Floyd is effectively the lineup of TAPFS that has toured North America for the last few years. Everyone in Brit Floyd has previously played with TAPFS, but not all in Europe. TAPFS has hired a number of new members and the bands are now entirely independent of each other.