Stan Gratkowski

(Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar)
Stan is a founding member of the Pink Floyd Experience & has probably done more gigs in his lifetime than most people would have had hot dinners. A great vocalist, drummer & all round top guy without the slightest hint of an ego. Not really a prankster or a mischief maker Stan tends to watch from the sidelines with a bourbon in hand as the madness starts to descend upon the tour. A very staunch meditator often on tour & off tour, he can be sometimes found meditating in a chair, on a couch, on the grass outside the venue & even in a bed. This enables him to perform at his best for 3 hours & then help load the truck, pack up the gear & sweep the stage without complaining. 

Glen Ahearn

Glen plays keyboards & looks after all the high tech stuff like programming & sound effects. He also takes care of all the mundane stuff like marketing, book keeping & all that other crap that no one else would dare take on!  Armed with the best ears in the band, due to 20 odd years of working with some of the best hi-fi equipment available, Glen can hear detail & little things that most people would never hear on an album in a lifetime. He can even hear things that aren’t there!  A proud father and a great mate to all who know him, he is a founding member of the Pink Floyd Experience and continues to inspire us all to raise the bar even higher every time we tour.

Darren Whittaker

(Guitar/Lap Steel Guitar) 
With nearly 35 years experience in the industry, Darren is the third founding member of The Pink Floyd Experience. To say he's passionate about music is a serious understatement. If not busy working on his own bands and projects he will be found encouraging and supporting others to advance their musical talents. Facilitating regular jam nights and supporting local open mics, Darren loves to get behind other musicians and artists and create the space to make music. Described as warm and humble, his positive enthusiasm has a way of rubbing off on others, keeping the team positive and upbeat. He says Pink Floyd has been a huge part of his life, so it’s fitting to have ended up playing in a band that is purely a tribute to Floyd.

Martin Mitchell

Marty “Stratman” Mitchell is a longtime stalker of The Pink Floyd Experience. As he has spent so much time following us around over the years we thought we’d better give him something to do!A self-confessed Floyd obsessive, Marty admits to having over 500 Floyd concert recordings! When not playing with us he plays with In The Pink, an Auckland-based Floyd show. Marty can also be found playing solo gigs around the Bay of Plenty under the name Stratman – The Lord of the Strings.

Ken Te Tau

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou. ‘Rumble Foot’ is one third of the Pink Floyd Experience’s solid rhythm section. The stage rumbling under foot as he plays his beloved 5 String Musicman Stingray Bass reveals the Rumble ones earth shaking origins. Being Māori, Ken has an inherited ability to play acoustic guitar and also a natural ear for great harmonies at the after gig sing-along song sessions. A man full of wisdom, Ken is often the one person who can talk other members out of doing something really stupid and is able to bring calm and sensibility to any inappropriate childish situations that all too often unfold on tour.

Lucien Johnson

Lucien Johnson has been described as “a saxophonist and composer of rare excellence and mettle.” Involved in a diverse range of artistic projects, his music always succeeds in maintaining a distinctive sound, with a chameleonic emotional range that can shift from warm and intimate through to radical and rebellious.

Johnson has composed music for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Dance Company, for short film and documentaries and for his own projects. He was musical director of Shogun Orchestra which released two albums on German label Jakarta Records. He was the winner of the 2021 APRA New Zealand Jazz composition of the year and has been twice nominated for Jazz Artist of the Year. Johnson and Marinkovich were co-recipients of the 2018 Harriet Friedlander New York Residency, administered by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Kirsten Te Rito

Vocals Extraordinaire - Kirsten is a vocalist, songwriter and producer from Wellington, from Ngāti Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine iwi.  Sydney Morning Herald called her vocals ‘spectacular’, and that's no exaggeration.  In 2016 Kirsten’s sophomore album Āiotanga was a finalist at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards, won Best Māori Pop Album and Best Māori Urban Album at the Waiata Māori Music Awards and her song Tamaiti Ngaro was a finalist for the APRA Maioha Silver Scroll Award. 

Kirsten has been with us now since 2012. An amazing vocalist and a fun lady to tour with and very professional. Kirsten is also very technically minded and has even been known to fix the heat pumps in other band members rooms. We do have different opinions sometimes on what the word 'Fixed' means. A bit of a prankster in her own right Kirsten can hold her own so we just feed her wine.

Lisa Tomlins

Lisa Tomlins is a stand out singer, not only because of her strong and beautiful voice but also the energy and enthusiasm she contributes throughout her performances make her a joy to watch. With over 30 years experience in the music industry as a professional vocalist, she has travelled extensively throughout Australasia, Asia, UK, Europe and the US with the likes of Fly My Pretties, L.A.B, Lord Echo, Trinity Roots, Hollie Smith, Shapeshifter, Fat Freddie’s Drop, Neil Finn, and Rhombus. She continues to tour regularly, and is proud to be joining The Pink Floyd Experience onstage this year for the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ 50th Anniversary Tour.

Wini Baxter

Wini was raised as a member of The church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. Heavenly Father & the Saviour is her “ROCK”.  Her children are Wini's heart.  Whanau, friends and loved ones keep her ALIVE.

Wini's gift has given her the opportunity to sing in many different groups such as - The Pink Floyd Experience for 9 years, Virtuoso String Orchestra with Ria Hall & Lisa Tomlins, Revolution a reggae band who played for Katchafire, J-Boog, House of Shem, Fiji, 1814 to name a few.  I had to stop due to my brain tumour growing. I’ve been battling my tumour for 8 years now. Because of the position it’s in, my life span is such that I cannot afford to waste precious time.

Who can say they LOVE what they do…I can!

Jeremy Fitzsimons

(Percussion | Keyboards | Sound effects)
Jeremy has been freelancing as a percussionist in Wellington for the last 25 years. Now principal percussionist for Orchestra Wellington.  Jeremy joined us in 2011 when we first performed the Pulse show. Jeremy is a founding member of an international touring percussion troupe called Strike and also a member of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  A great addition to the Experience's sound and a very dependable guy to have on the road. Quite a sensible chap Jeremy manages to stay below the radar most of the time, avoiding any mischief and shenanigans and going home at the end of a tour with his dignity reasonably intact. Lucky bugger we say!!

Rob Ju

Drummer, singer, rhythm guitar exponent & mimic extraordinaire, Rob was born with more talent than you can shake a stick at! An accomplished boat-builder & woodworker, he even manufactures his own line of high-quality snare drums from both native & exotic timbers. With the ability to live off the land Rob is equally at home in the bush hunting or in a workshop knocking something together. Rumour has it that his diet at times has consisted of such fine delicacies as Weta, Huhu Grubs & the odd Bush Worm.  A freak on the golf course after winning the Pink Floyd Experience Cup while playing his first-ever game of golf & forcing a couple of band members & crew into early retirement.


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