Steve DiStanislao at rehearsal for "Rattle That Lock Tour" with David Gilmour in 2015
November 18, 1963|
Orange County, California, United States
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Producer, Vocalist, Entrepreneur|
|Associated acts||David Gilmour, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Don Felder, Kenny Loggins, Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson|
DiStanislao toured and recorded with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, promoting his solo album On an Island. The touring band featured Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright and occasional Floyd collaborator Dick Parry on saxophones. Also featured were long-time Gilmour collaborators Guy Pratt on bass and Jon Carin on keyboards, lap steel and vocals as well as Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera on guitars and vocals, who also co-produced On an Island.
The tour included three nights at the Royal Albert Hall with special guests David Bowie, Crosby & Nash, Robert Wyatt, Mica Paris and Nick Mason. Other performances took place in St. Mark's Square in Venice.
The last official show of the tour took place in Gdańsk, Poland where the band were joined by conductor Zbigniew Preisner and The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Solidarity of the Shipyard Worker's Union in Gdańsk. Over 55,000 fans turned out for this concert. The show was documented on Gilmour's live album Live in Gdańsk (2008).
In January 2007, DiStanislao, along with Guy Pratt and Richard Wright joined Gilmour at his barn at his home is Sussex, England for a series of jamming sessions. The sessions consisted of the band playing instrumental material composed by Gilmour. These instrumental pieces are known as the Barn Jams; three of which appear on the 4-disc edition and deluxe edition of Live in Gdańsk.
DiStanislao appears on Gilmour's Rattle That Lock (2015) album, on the title track, "Rattle That Lock" as well as performed on the "Rattle That Lock" Tour 2015-2016.
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