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

(Keyboard) 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

(Guitar)
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. www.stratman.co.nz

Ken Te Tau

(Bass)
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.

Matt Pike

(Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Violin)
Matt’s career took off when cast to understudy Jesus in the 1993/1994 Australasian tour of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Throughout his career which has spanned over two decades, Matt has performed in some of Australasia's biggest Broadway productions such as 'Cats', 'Mamma Mia!', 'Catch me if you can' and 'Starlight Express'.  When not treading the boards in the guises mentioned above, Matt takes great satisfaction in being part of many bands and musical acts in the Wellington area. The jewel in the crown being the lauded, long standing Led Zeppelin tribute, Whole Lotta Led. As a new addition to the PFE Family, we are excited to have Matt onboard and showcase his incredible talent. Welcome to the family Matt.

Kirsten Te Rito (Vocals)

Backing 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.

Roger Poropiti Rangitaawa

(Saxophone) 
A multi-talented Maori, Roger plays percussion, guitar and a whole stack of traditional Maori instruments.  A very accomplished musician with years of experience behind him and a solid jazz foundation, Roger can be often seen touring with various well known NZ artists when not playing with the Pink Floyd Experience. Roger is a staunch family man and a hard worker, equally at home rigging the lights, driving and unloading the truck, or generally doing all the hard yakka that everyone else in the band tries their hardest to avoid.  Loves boil-ups, fish heads, dough boys and is a vegetarian (poor fella!).

Rob Ju

(Drums)
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.

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!!

 

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