The Aussies are amazing!


photo by Wendy Wilson

In 2011 Lorelei was looking to join a new band and figured the music she enjoyed performing most was that of Pink
Floyd. Richard Wright, their premier keyboard player and founding member pass away in 2007. David Gilmour had
been reported as saying he would tour no more as Pink Floyd. Lorelei recalled a massive billboard in Ireland
advertising the Australian Pink Floyd while touring with Rod Stewart. After making inquiries with friends she was
told they had the hands down best tribute. She wrote to them via their website. Their manager wrote back and
said they'd be in the US in the fall and suggested Lorelei could make a guest appearance. Soon after she was
told a position in the backing vocal section was available and after submitting a demo performing 'Great Gig' in
the Sky' solo, she was hired.  

Here's a taste from their 2013 ECLIPSED BY THE MOON tour.

The 2013 Tour

The Aussie Floyd has taken Lorelei and the band to some exotic and unual locations like Malta, St. Petersburg
and Moscow.  Dark Side of the Moon celebrated it's 40th anniversary in 2013. The band perform the entire album
during most of the European tour (where U.S. copyright laws did not block the performance of an entire album by a
cover band. )


photo by Wendy Wilson


"It was so breath taking to hear the painstaking care the band put ito re-creating it. I could not believe how great it
sounded. Songs you rarely hear like 'ANY COLOUR YOU LIKE' or 'BRAIN DAMAGE/ECLIPSE' (on which I sang the
ad libs) were fantastic to hear and perform. I do hope they release some of those songs on video. The production is
awesome!"

photo by Wendy Wilson

Returning to Moscow

Traveling back to Moscow to perform the music of Pink Floyd was a bit emotional for Lorelei. She had been there
in 2010 with Rod Stewart, but the significance of Pink Floyd's shows was legendary. "The VIP treatment I received
in Moscow was touching. I've even had several articles released about my trips to Russia and those historic
shows." 



photo by Wendy Wilson



The city of Moscow has changed a great deal from the days of bread and meat lines Lorelei and Pink Floyd's
band mates had seen in 1989. "In this millennium, Moscow is more like the rest of Eastern Europe. St. Peters-
burg was a bit 'old world.' Certainly the architechure is distinctly Russian and well kept, but I remember how 
old the cars and electricis were in 1989. It was like something out of the '50s. Now a days we went to 
The Hard Rock Cafe for dinner :) " I posted this banner I made on face book during the trip.

Lorelei's favorite song from the 2012 tour was 'PIGS'. " The video Dave Fowler made for it was brilliant, comparing
the pigs referenced in the lyrics to world leaders and in a truely Floydian way, offer suble suggestions as to  the
true motives behind the screen.

Traveling on tour every year throughout Europe the US and Canada is a great way to make a living! That's what
the Australian Pink Floyd have built up to doing over the past 25 years on the road. Nick Mason told me "The
Australians have been on tour more than Pink Floyd ever was."