_Scott Harris_

Last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, tripartite cover band Pink Talking Fish delivered a spectacle of a show, presenting their tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense with a full rendition of the concert film, along with the band’s usual Phish and Pink Floyd covers interspersed, featuring a long list of guests throughout.

After kicking off with a round of covers from their three sources, Phish’s “Harpua,” Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” and Pink Floyd’s “In the Flesh,” PTF started the Stop Making Sense tribute proper with “Heaven” featuring Turkuaz vocalist Sammi Garett. Kung Fu drummer Adrian Tramontano then joined the group and remained for the rest of the show. A few songs later, John Braun of Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense joined the band on vocals for “Found a Job” and “Slippery People,” which also included Garett and her Turkuaz bandmate Shira Elias. The duo then stuck around for “Great Gig in the Sky” featuring Deep Banana Blackout’s Jen Durkin.

The Turkuaz horn section would then join for a few tunes, starting with “Burning Down the House” featuring Garett, Elias and Durkin. Guitarist Leo Nocentelli of legendary funk progenitors The Meters then came up to infuse some New Orleans flavor with “Gumbo” and “Fire on the Bayou” with the Turkuaz horns. That was followed by an ensemble performance of “Life During Wartime” and “Another Brick in the Wall” before Garett, Elias, Braun and the Turkuaz horns helped on “Making Flippy Floppy.”

Braun remained on stage for “Swamp,” “Have a Cigar” and “What a Day That Was,” while The Electric Beethoven trio of Reed Mathis, Jay Lane and Clay Welch came up for Phish’s “2001.” The spectacular night continued with more sit ins, including another full-ensemble gathering for “Take Me to the River” and a set-closing “Harpua” reprise, before the whole collective returned to the stage for an encore of “Crosseyed and Painless” to round out the evening.

See the full setlist and guest notes below, along with a video of the first two songs from the live webcast.

Pink Talking Fish
The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY

PTF Stops Making Sense

Harpua > Psycho Killer > In The Flesh > Heaven{, Thank You For Sending Me An Angel$ > Llama, Found A Job*, Slippery People*^, Great Gig In The Sky^% > Burning Down The House^%=, Gumbo+= > Fire On The Bayou+= > Gumbo+=, Life During Wartime+++, Another Brick In The Wall+++, Making Flippy Floppy*^=$$ > Carini > Swamp*, Have A Cigar* > What A Day That Was*^=, 2001=++ > This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)*^, Once In A Lifetime*^= > Frankenstein=, Genius Of Love^, Girlfriend Is Better*^%= > Another Brick In The Wall Reprise*^%= > Take Me To The River+++ > Harpua

Enc: Crosseyed and Painless+++

{ w/ Sammi Garett on vocals
*w/ John Braun of Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute on vocals
^ w/ Sammi Garett & Shira Elias of Turkuaz on vocals
%w/ Jen Durkin of Deep Banana Blackout on vocals
= w/ The Turkuaz Horns
+ w/ Leo Nocentelli of The Meters on guitar
++w/ Reed Mathis, Jay Lane & Clay Welch of Electric Beethoven
$w/ Runaway Jim tease
$$w/ Rift tease
+++w/ Full Ensemble
(Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu played percussion for the entire show except for Harpua, Psycho Killer, In The Flesh & Heaven)

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