The Machine (band)

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The Machine
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genres Progressive rock
Years active 1988–present
Members Adam Minkoff
Tahrah Cohen
Ryan Ball
Scott Chasolen
For other meanings, see Machine (disambiguation)

The Machine is one of the oldest U.S. Pink Floyd tribute bands. Formed in 1988 by Tahrah Cohen and Joe Pascarell, the band has performed many shows around the world. Spin magazine noted that The Machine "sounds exactly like Pink Floyd"[1]

The Machine began as a cover band who played gigs local to the Rockland County, NY area and did not play Pink Floyd Music exclusively. At one point, they were approached by a talent agent and it was suggested that they play only music from Pink Floyd, since it seemed to garner such a delighted response from their audiences. From there, the band's reputation continued to grow and soon they became one of the forerunners of the tribute band phenomenon.

Since then, the band has played thousands of shows worldwide and has seen several lineup changes and continues to be one of the most popular Pink Floyd tributes around..


Current members:

  • Scott Chasolen (keyboards, vocals)
  • Ryan Ball (guitar, vocals)
  • Tahrah Cohen (drums)
  • Adam Minkoff (bass, vocals)

Past members:

  • Joe Pascarell
  • Neil Alexander
  • Adam Price
  • Mark Zimmerman
  • Wes Nagy
  • Sarah Gardner


  • (1999) Softly Spoken Magic Spells (A live concert recording from The Wetlands in New York City, including a performance of Pink Floyd's classic album The Dark Side of the Moon
  • (2000) Till We Meet Again
  • (2003) Two Nights at the Keswick (Live CD & DVD)
  • (2006) The Machine Unplugged (Recorded Live at the BB King's Blues Club in NYC in October 2005)
  • (2007) The Machine Live In Amsterdam (DVD recorded of a live performance in Amsterdam)
  • (2011) The Symphonic Side of the Moon (Live performance of the Dark Side of the Moon and "Comfortably Numb" with a symphony orchestra)


  1. ^ "About the Band". The Machine Live. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 

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