Echoes Pink Floyd Laser Extravaganza

  • The Executive Banquet and Conference Center

    205 Executive Drive
    Newark, Delaware 19702
Ticket Price $25.00-$30.00 This event is now over
Description

Join Echoes, The American Pink Floyd, as they present a unique concert unlike anything Echoes has ever done!  As much a feast for the eyes as for the ears, it's going to be sensory overload as they team up with the Laserists of SELEM to provide a unique visual experience like a Planetarium Floyd show on steroids! International award-winning laserists from around the US and a former Disney Imagineer will be joining Echoes to perform live with the band using a mix of laser abstracts, beams, scan-through effects and video synthesis to take you on a Pink Floyd journey unlike anything you've ever experienced!

 

Echoes is producing this show in conjunction with The Executive Conference Center, Pipefitters Local 74, and SELEM laserists.   Note that there are two types of seats for this show, theatre seating and table seating.  The first three rows of theatre seats and the first 5 tables are closest to the stage and are VIP seats.  If you buy a table seat, you can also purchase an optional dinner ticket for $25.00.  The dinner buffet is provided by Capozzoli Catering, exclusive caterer for the Executive Banquet & Conference Center and a family-owned business serving the catering needs of the Delaware Valley since 1936.  Dinner will consist of the following:

 

  • Capozzoli Salad
  • Chicken Parmegian
  • Meatballs
  • Italian Mixed Vegetables
  • Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Penne ala Vodka
  • NY Style Cheesecake with Fruit topping
  • Soft Drinks, Water, Tea and Coffee

To purchase a dinner, you must buy a table seat where you can upgrade to a dinner ticket at the same time for a flat $25.00. There will also be a cash bar with beer, wine, soft drinks and mixed drinks available to everyone.  Come early and have a drink and dinner with the band and laser crew!  Doors open at 6:00 with dinner from 6:30 to 7:30.  The concert and laser show start at 8:00 and run approximately 2 1/2 hours.

 

*WARNING:  "This show will be using intense laser and strobe effects, moving video images and haze.  Patrons that may suffer from visual light stimulation effects are advised to contact the Front of house staff, prior to entering the auditorium!"

 

Meet some of the rock star laserists and lighting specialists who will be making this show absolutely incredible!

Dustin L. Derry - Co-founder of Stonewolf Studios, an entertainment focused production company based in Chicago, IL.  Stonewolf, provides Production, Lighting, Projection, and Laser designs for events nationally, and also provide production management and support for events all across the entertainment industry specializing in Dance and Corporate Events.  Dustin himself is a lighting and projection designer turned laserist with a handful of design awards for lighting to his name.  His work focuses much of his time designing lighting for dance companies such as Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Ensemble Español, creating Large scale lasershows for unique events.  As for Dustin's laser experience, he has designed and programmed lasers for NBC's 'The World's Greatest', The Fortnite World Championships', and drive through events like 'Tempo by EAMotion' and a variety of others.
Rick HellmanRick likes lasers and is a dedicated, albeit a little obsessive, hobbyist in way over his head. He was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to take over a long running Pink Floyd tribute band gig in Texas from an industry legend.  One laser turned to three then to five and, well you can imagine the rest.  When he’s not engaging in this photonic foolishness, he works as a systems consultant for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. 

 

Christopher Short is a laser artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico in the USA. He is an award-winning laser artist who has designed and built his own laser equipment and has produced laser shows that have been seen around the world. He is well-known and highly respected in the professional laser show industry.
David Zurcher, Jacksonville, FL. I became a laser hobbyist after seeing my first Pink Floyd laser show in a planetarium in 1994. My greatest experience was performing lasers for a Bo Bice concert in Guantanamo Bay Cuba for the troops. The opportunity to perform lasers for The Echoes Pink Floyd American Tribute Band will undoubtedly surpass that experience!

 

Jason Salt Salty Robot Productions Being in love with laser his whole life, Jason has been providing immersive abstract laser art to the entertainment scene since 2007. His first show was at the IEEE annual banquet and featured a self-built single color laser projector and used function generators out of the college lab to perform live abstracts to music. Intrigued with how laser projectors work, Jason started building his own systems in his garage. In 2013 Jason build his first full color RGB system. This was also the first system that interfaced with control software providing recording capabilities. Using Mathematics and Science, Jason was able to transform a laser into an artistic display of abstract colors and patterns and sync it to music. Learning about various hardware and software platforms Jason decided to build a custom live performance console. The console features old school analog controls, as well as new school digital controls. What really sets his console apart are the two laser projector preview windows. Jason made his debut into the professional scene in 2017 by winning first place for abstract show, at the International Laser Display Association annual conference. He followed up the next year in 2018 by winning first place a second time for abstract show. With the power of the live console and the recognition of the community Jason formed Salty Robot Productions in 2018. Salty Robot Productions has been working out of the Charlotte NC area and has been able to provide laser FX for the Carolina Panthers and All Elite Wrestling. Live laser shows have been included with Western Piedmont Symphony in Newton NC, Yuri’s Night at Kennedy Space Center, and at Bach Akademie Charlotte. Salty Robot Productions partnered with local cellist Kelvin Chang to form Chromatic Strings in 2022, blending classical cello music with abstract laser entertainment.

 

Venue Details

The Executive Banquet and Conference Center

205 Executive Drive
Newark, Delaware 19702 The Executive Banquet and Conference Center
Echoes

We love the music of Pink Floyd. I mean really love it. So when we set out to create a Pink Floyd tribute, it had to be good. Really good. The music deserves it and Pink Floyd fans deserve it. YOU deserve it. So we set about making a check list: Three uber talented backup singers to do all the great vocals on Wish You Were Here and Dark Side? Check. A rocking sax player to cover all Dick Parry’s great saxophone parts? Check. Three guitar players to do all the intricate guitar harmonies on The Wall and Animals? Check. A killer keyboard player to cop not only the playing of Rick Wright but also the intricate keyboard and synthesizer sounds? Check. And a solid rhythm section to hold it all together? Check.

But we didn’t stop there. We set about recreating all the sound effects and soundscapes so essential to recreating Pink Floyd’s music. Screams, heartbeats, plane crashes and the “secret message” - it’s all there! Then we hired a lighting designer to add an awesome light show tuned to the music. Then we brought in a certified laser operator with over twenty years experience to make the light show just that much more... well.... Floydian. But we weren’t done yet. Then we added almost 3 hours of live and animated video content to project on to our custom made, 10 foot round video screen. Whew!

But let’s get back to the music. Light shows and videos are great, but Pink Floyd is first and foremost about music. If the music isn’t performed well, with energy and passion, no amount of lights and lasers will help. We work very hard to give you a show that is worth the money, worth your time, worth the music. Come out and let us wow you and help us keep live Pink Floyd music alive and well, done right, done with passion, done with respect for the music. Done for you. Shine On!


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