One of Bozeman’s great cover bands
By Tyler Allenfor the Big Sky Weekly
From the Zebra Cocktail Lounge to a sold out
show at the Emerson Theater, and now billed
alongside national acts at the Spruce Moose
Festival in Big Sky, Pinky and the Floyd
wasted no time becoming one of Bozeman’s
most popular acts.
Four years ago they were a six-piece outfit
playing Pink Floyd covers to crowded bars.
But with every song added to the repertoire, it
seemed they needed to bring another element
to the lineup, said founding member Dustin
For the last two years the group has been a
10-piece band featuring some of the finest
professional musicians in Bozeman, whose
various tastes and training in music coalesce
over a shared love for Pink Floyd. Collectively,
the members belong to over 20 bands, with
genres spanning from vintage swing and country,
to funk and hip-hop. They play albums in
their entirety, and improvise seamlessly.
In the future, Pinky hopes to do more theater
shows in line with the one at the Emerson
where the band was accompanied by the
50-piece Bozeman High choir, an expansive
light show and a silk aerialist.
The band wants to give fans the full Pink
Floyd experience, Tucker said. “Just huge, the
way Floyd should be.”
With a two-night stand slated for the Emerson
late this winter, as well as a debut at the
Wilma Theater in Missoula, these regional
shows are practice for a possible national tour.
Catch Pinky playing the Spruce Moose afterparty
at Whiskey Jacks ($10 cover) from 11
p.m. to close on Saturday, Sept. 3, and opening
for the John Butler Trio on Sunday, Sept. 4 (7
– 8 p.m.).
Tyler Allen writes from Bozeman