us & Floyd are :-
jim hutchinson - Lead and Rhythm guitars, vocals
jim started playing Guitar at the age of 11 and was self taught and influenced by the Shadows. his first band was Cert - X, a school band with 3 mates in 1976. he was aged 13 and that is where his love affair with playing live started. jim has played in many bands since then including a Queen Tribute band Majesty. he also very much fell in love with Pink Floyd after listening to the wall album back in 1979, and after many years of playing pubs and clubs through out the UK in various bands, he decided to form his first Floyd Tribute band called Out The Flesh back in 2004, which did eventually become Time To Breathe. this is when jim first met Neil Smith, Mr Bass man, and miss Sharon Harrison, who continue to play with him today in their new creation Us And Floyd. jim is looking forward to 2018 playing along side a great bunch of guys and ladies playing what he loves the most - Pink Floyd.
Equipment list. Black fender Stratocaster, Red fender Stratocaster with David Gilmour EMG Pick ups, Yamaha Electro Acoustic, Stageclix wireless guitar system. Hiwatt 100 Lead Amp and Two Hiwatt Hi Gain 4x12 speaker cabinets. Pedal board is a TC G System, TC Nova Drive, Big Muff , Pro Rat, jim dunlop volume pedal. back up pedal board is a Line6 Live xt Pro.
martin porter - keyboards, vocals
Martin is an experienced keyboard player, who started playing at an early age. He has played in many local bands, most notably No Hot Ashes, a well respected Indie Rock covers band, and most recently, The Moles, a long established original and covers 5 piece. Martin has been a long time fan of Roger Waters and Pink Floyd, and is pleased to be a part of Us & Floyd. Martin only uses Yamaha equipment, and is currently using a Yamaha MOXF8 stage, and a MOX6 Synth.
dawn baker - backing vocals
Dawn has been on the MK music scene for some time, and is an experienced vocalist, with a brief stint in 'soul fever' before fronting 'minor prophets' for 5 years. dawn has also previously performed some pink floyd. due to her parents' influence, dawn has been a pink floyd fan since childhood,
Vicki Harrison- Backing Vocals and Percussion.
Vicki features on backing vocals along with various percussion instruments – tambourine, cow-bell and others. Coming from Australia, Vicki has sung and played percussion in many professional bands and has backed some of Australia’s top known artists. Since moving to England she has continued to perform with several bands, but most recently, Us and Floyd.
paul hemming - lead,rhythm and slide guitars.
Paul started his musical career playing blues guitar, influenced by artists like Eric Clapton, Peter Green, David Gilmour and Carlos Santana and has played in many bands over the years. Since joining just a few months ago, and as a long-time fan of pink Floyd, Paul is enjoying every minute of playing in Us & Floyd.
• Fender Telecaster deluxe
• Fender Stratocaster '62 re-issue
• Taylor electro/acoustic guitar
• Lap Steel guitar
• Lazy J 20 Tweed Amp.
• Line 6 - M9 effects unit
neil smith - bass and vocals
Neil has been playing pink floyd songs since 2005, and is relishing the challenge of getting us & floyd on the road, and performing all those classic Pink Floyd songs once again!
• fender Squier 5 string jazz bass
• Yamaha BB5 5 string bass
• Mark bass amplification
• zoom bass effects
david phillips - drums & percussion
David is a very experience drummer based near Northampton and played in local bands for decades! Was a founder member of Empire
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Empire-368647009922778/ and played more recently in the rock instrumental band Waiting for ray
He is responsible for DW artist relations in UK and Europe and works with Nick Mason, Gary Wallis, Graham Broad on the Roger Waters Tour and Steve Distanislao with the David Gilmour band.
The profile photo here was taken at Wembley Stadium on the Roger Waters The Wall tour and shows David behind Graham Broads kit.
David is also a professional photographer and has published two coffee table books on drummers http://www.music-images.co.uk/ which features Nick Mason, Gary Wallis and Graham Broad as well as Bonnie from the Australian Pink Floyd.
He is an avid Floyd fan and saw them on the Division Bell tour and at Knebworth 90 concert.
Equipment List (Same kit as Nick Mason)
DW Collector Maple Black Ice with Satin hardware
10”, 12”, 13” rack toms
20” kick drum
14” DW Edge or Cast Brass snare drums
Range of cymbals
DW 9000 series hardware including 9002 double pedal who those big endings!
6", 8", 10" Roto toms