The Crew of the Pink Floyd Experience
Andy (The Professor)
Sound Engineer - When it comes to sound there is no one else like Andy. He can turn shit into chocolate!
With his amazing ears and attention to detail, Andy possesses all the necessary ingredients for a superb sound engineer.
A master prankster in his own right he is responsible for filling the lighting team’s rental car with over 1500 litres of bean bag material (what a sight), managing to move all of a motel room’s furniture into a bathroom before the occupant took the room (God knows how he got the keys), numerous vehicle pranks and countless other little gems, while having the uncanny ability to remain anonymous.
Also a great sport and always able to take any prank on the chin, but also possessing a great memory, he never forgets!
Gil Eva Craig (Monitor Engineer)
Gil not only is an awesome sound engineer, but a great studio engineer, bass player and classically trained guitarist. In fact Gil can probably play any instrument. Gil has done a number of tours with us now. How she manages to put up with smelly crew all the time is anybody's guess. Being the other half of Andy Craig, our sound engineer, Gil has learnt from the best and continues to impress us with her willingness to give us the perfect onstage mix every night.
On the downside, being Andy’s wife, she is extremely accomplished in all manner of pranks, schemes and paybacks which makes her a not so likely target for a prank. So she gets off really lightly but we think that’s all about to change on this tour.
Don McCallum (‘The Don’)
We don’t call him ‘The Don’ for nothing. Don has been a vital part of the Pink Floyd Experience family for many years. He has a never-ending list of skills to draw from but, most importantly, he gets the gear to the gigs safely and on time, and he makes sure nothing falls out of the roof.
We celebrate ‘Don’ day every year in appreciation for one show when the rest of the crew were fogged in at an airport and he basically put the whole lighting rig up on his own! When you look up the word ‘LEGEND’ in the dictionary you will find a smiling picture of Don, saving the day wherever he might be!
Glenn ‘G’ Border (Lighting Designer)
When he was 17 Glenn went on the road with his first band. He claims he is 107 now, so that makes him either really bad at maths, severely affected by Alzheimer’s, or a bloody liar. It is true though, that at 17 Glenn went on the road to learn the lighting trade. Some years later he has finally figured out what colour ‘blue’ is. From these humble beginnings in a ratty, buggered old Morris truck, along with seven other smelly individuals and $5.00 per week wages (for stamps to send letters home asking for money) he somehow managed to get where he is today. He still has no clue exactly where that is, but if he turns up for the show you will probably find him behind the lighting desk randomly pushing buttons in no particular order. The Pink Floyd Experience have managed to keep him with us and out of prison for about 14 years despite his yearning to start a miniature donkey breeding farm in Spain.
David Seaton (Lighting design and programming)
Lor’ luv a duck! David Seaton, born many years ago on da Dark Side norf ov da Equator ‘e’s been mainly theatre-based, workin’ on straight an’ not-so-straight plays, musicals an’ dance befawer a lightin’ career in London’s West End in da 1980s and 90s. Many hours spent’ samplin’ da finest ales aroun’da English Nashunal Opera an’da London Palladium. Know wot I mean? e’s co-lightin’ designer an’ programmer fer dis one, recreatin’ da stunning looks fer each venue an’ dealin’ wiv random button pushes on da desk. He’n‘is liver are delighted ter be back once again fer mawer buntin’ an’ frolics wiv th’ Pink Floyd Experence. ’Nuff said, yeh?
Ferrit Daweasel (Lighting and Stuff)
Ferrit is part of the lighting team so usually does what ‘G’ tells him to do. He talks all the time and is generally telling variations of the same story to everybody in the Pink Floyd Experience whanau. Ferrit is the class clown and team artist. Next time you stay in a hotel or motel have a look behind the paintings hanging on the wall. There’s a good chance you’ll see some of Ferrit’s handiwork! Why Ferrit? Well, as the saying goes ‘anything is better than Ferret down your trousers’!
Warren Keene (video/camera guy)
Warren (Wazza) is the video/camera guy in control of camera switching and video images that everyone sees during the show, taking the audience on a visual journey through space and time. He has been active in the NZ music industry for 16 years working with some of the world’s best acts who tour through NZ each year. Wazza’s love of Pink Floyd is as big as any big Floyd fan out there. He even got the opportunity to work on Roger Waters’ The Wall production which toured through NZ. He can be seen sneaking around catering on a regular basis as all video guys like to do.
Craig Walsh (Video Creative Director)
We are very fortunate to have Craig on our video design team. He is responsible for creating and producing all the videos and graphics for the ‘Animals’ album on this tour. Craig and his company “KOR’, based in Auckland, conceptualised the 5x camera set up and got us all excited about introducing a lot more video elements to the show.
We know you will be impressed!
Barry (Laser Technician)
Bazza is the enigma. A cross between Billy Gibbons and David Copperfield, Bazza is the brains behind all the laser stuff. Looking more like a Texas Bluesman than a technical expert he has worked on some of the biggest lasers in NZ and for donkey's years, Bazza is a very clever chap oozing with laser experience and he will be responsible for some of the amazing never seen before looks that we have planned for this tour. Apparently he once removed a mole from Jenny Shipley chin at a gig without her even knowing it! Unfortunately for Bazza he still owes me 2 and a half grand for that laser we went halves in back in 2015...so he'll be getting the full PFE treatment this coming tour!
Chopper the Chang
Chopper or Chops as we like to call him! He is only 17 so his presence should help keep us all a bit sensible, or at least discreet. He came on tour as a general dogs body but has already been promoted to chefs assistant, merchandise assistant and now thanks to Ferrit Daweasel, Follow Spot Operator. Already proving to be invaluable we think we can fill at least 19 hours of his day with hard yakka, that leaves 5 for his sleeping, that's plenty.
A self-confessed ‘cheeky little bugger’, Nev joined The Experience on our 10th Anniversary tour in 2007 after running away from his home in Invercargill. Nev originally persuaded his mate Doc to accompany him on his new adventures, however Doc was such a wuss that he piked out at Timaru and returned to Invercargill early without seeing his 10th Anniversary contract out! Editor of the Pink Floyd Experience Blog and now the proud owner of his very own tech startup, Nevtech Gnometronics, Nev has supplied us with a wealth of autobiographical material – as much as the rest of the crew combined and far too much to post on this page. Read the full story here...