The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Jason Sawford


When did you join TAPFS?

August 1988. Adelaide, South Australia.

What is your favourite Pink Floyd album?

Depending on my mood, maybe Animals.

What is your favourite Pink Floyd song to listen to?

Echoes or Atom Heart Mother

What is your favourite Pink Floyd song to play?

Careful With That Axe Eugene

How did you get in to Pink Floyd?

My brother's girlfriend would play Floyd at every single opportunity. I got to know a lot of their music that way and I liked what I heard.

What other bands do you like?

Most of the classic rock bands.

If you weren’t in a floyd tribute what tribute would you be doing?

Something with a lot of keyboards I suppose : Deep Purple, Supertramp, Yes or something humorous like Bonzo Dogs Doodah Band!

Have you met any Pink Floyd members?

Yes, I've met David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason. One of my fondest memories is playing keyboards with Rick Wright at David Gilmour's 50th birthday party.

What is your least favourite Pink Floyd Song?


If you weren’t a musician what would you be?

I studied biochemistry at university so I was originally intending to go into some related field in the biological sciences.

Best thing about touring?

Seeing the world.

Worst thing about touring?

Airports, Being away from home for long periods of time.

Favourite venues?

Montreal Bell Centre, Humphries by the Bay San Diego, Hammersmith Apollo London.

Most enjoyable gig?

Malta, first time around.

What instruments do you play?

Other than keyboards, I studied clarinet in high school and a bit of recorder but I haven't played those instruments for ages.

When did you start playing music?

I started learning the piano when I was about 8.

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