The Gilmour Project has announced their debut livestream, which will take place on June 24 at 7 p.m. PT. The new band is made up of: Jeff Pevar (guitar), Kasim Sulton (bass), Prairie Prince (drums), Mark Karan (guitar) and Scott Guberman (keyboards). The band will explore the music of David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire.
The band, according to a press release, was “poised and to launch” in April of 2020, but plans were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “They re-emerge in 2021 pivoting to David Gilmour’s Pink Floyd repertoire,” continued the release. “The songs that compel exploration & improvisation are mainly Gilmour’s and this rendition certainly does not dismiss the iconic contributions of all 5 historic musicians that comprise the Pink Floyd complement.”
The press release also notes that The Gilmour Project is the “descendant” of Blue Floyd, the early 2000s group made up of Allen Woody, Matt Abts, Marc Ford, Berry Oakley Jr. and Johnny Neel. That group strove to take Floyd tunes to improvisational places influenced by jazz; The Gilmour Project aims to do the same. “The Gilmour Project incorporates musicians whose background is both prog(ressive) AND improvisational, and is the only band since Blue Floyd in 2000, endeavoring to take these songs ‘OUT,’ speaking in jazz protocol, without disregarding the cherished classic hooks, licks & musical phrases,” read the press release.
The June 24 livestream will take place at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, Calif. The band also has noted that January tour dates are on the way, with an announcement coming in June.