Gilmour’s Breakfast brings alive the music of Pink Floyd by performing an authentic and diverse catalogue of the band’s music all the way from their earliest material in 1967 to their final album in 2014. Featuring an international lineup of multi-instrumentalists from Scotland, Ireland and the United States, the band emulates the experience of a live Pink Floyd concert with lighting and visuals weaving through the sonic tapestry of the Floyd soundscape. While being able to perform note-perfect renditions of the band’s studio recordings, Gilmour’s Breakfast also takes pride in re-creating classic live versions of the band’s tracks and will often create compelling hybrid editions of their own. Any die-hard fan will be happy to hear a number of deep tracks while the casual listener will recognize their favorite FM hits.
Gilmour’s Breakfast doesn’t just aim to please every fan in the audience but instead to lure them into a suspension of disbelief where they are experiencing a true Pink Floyd concert.
Lead Vocals, Assorted Lunacy
Fronting Gilmour's Breakfast is Robert Taylor on lead vocals, backup guitars and percussion. A founding member of the band, Rob cites Pink Floyd as his biggest musical inspiration.
Rob started playing in bands when he was 16 and is passionate about writing his own music as well. Having played in a number of original bands throughout the years, Rob stated that the only cover band he would ever want to be in would be a Pink Floyd tribute shortly before helping form Gilmour's Breakfast. Rob was actually the keyboard player in his first band before he ever picked up a microphone. Shortly thereafter, he became a lead singer and a natural showman.
Lead Guitar, Vocals
Born in Irvine on Scotland’s west coast, Martin began playing guitar around age 16 and progressed to playing in one of Scotland’s top acts by his early 20’s. In addition to doing recording work and live radio shows, he performed at festivals across Scotland.
Not one to stand still, Martin moved to the USA in 2001 and quickly got started playing, performing and recording. He was asked to join Gilmour’s Breakfast for their first show but couldn’t due to a prior booking; he joined a few weeks later and has been an integral member of the band ever since.
“David Gilmour is my favorite guitar player," he says. "To exude the emotion in his playing and project that to an audience is something that can’t be faked. You’ve got to open up and be vulnerable in a sense, hopefully this shows when I play. I love this music and being in this band, I’m lucky.”
Saxophone, Vocals & More
Matt is the musical utilityman of the band, taking care of all the flavorful nuances of the Floyd sound. He enjoys the challenge of covering multiple instruments, sometimes within a single song.
Born and raised in a musical family in Rhode Island, Matt spent many nights listening to his father play guitar. He started with the recorder at age 6, picked up the saxophone in middle school, and progressed on to guitar, keyboards and vocals in his early 20s. Not into the jazz scene by any means, he enjoys many forms of classic and progressive rock music.
After first being exposed to Pink Floyd, Matt was fully captivated by the complex textures and colors of their sound. He knew that someday he had to find a way to pay tribute to his childhood heroes. He joined Gilmour's Breakfast in their infancy, full of ambition.
Conrad holds down the bottom end in Gilmour's Breakfast's rhythm section. He hails from Worcester, Massachusetts where he played in his first band at age 14, after saving his school lunch money for 6 months to buy a bass guitar. He honed his skills throughout those years by seeking the best musicians in the area and learning everything he could from them, always being the youngest person in the band.
By his mid-twenties he was an in-demand bassist playing electric and upright bass throughout New England in bands whose styles included blues, rock, folk, jazz, zydeco, and funk. Conrad's unique blend of blues and rock make him an exciting and passionate bass player for Gilmour's Breakfast.
Harry Lawton mans the keyboards for Gilmour's Breakfast. The grandson, son, and nephew of talented musicians, he grew up around many musical instruments. Harry joined his first band in high school and has been playing, performing, and touring all over New England ever since.
The first Pink Floyd record he heard was Dark Side of the Moon. "Wow," he remembers thinking. "The production was like nothing I'd ever heard before. I love the moods the album evokes."
Although he plays the French Horn and is an accomplished singer, Harry has always been drawn to keyboards, especially MiniMoogs, VCS3s, electric pianos, organs, and any synthesizer he can get his hands on. He's been in dozens of bands during his career, but Gilmour's Breakfast is by far the most talented group of musicians he's played with. "I have a background in sound engineering that helps with the synthesizer programming, my classical piano training helps with the playing skills, and multiple band experience helps with band unity and cohesiveness, but that's the easy part because Gilmour's Breakfast is a great group of guys."
The best part of being a part of the region's best Pink Floyd tribute band?
"I get to play music I love," he says. "I love prog rock, I grew up listening to Pink Floyd. I get to play many types of sounds and rather than just piano and organ stuff, I get to use synthesized sounds. It's great."
Drums and Percussion
Gordon joined Gilmour's Breakfast in January of 2014. When it comes to music world, he's been on most of the rides at the fair. He has performed on Letterman and Conan. He has played on a song with a Beatle. He is no stranger to all "the noise" of major label deals. He has also toured extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Born in Cork City, Ireland, like millions the world over, Gordon has spent many an hour, headphones on, blissfully adrift on a flood of Floyd. On the equipment front, he plays "anything that sounds good".