The Music Of Pink Floyd


Kerry Howes - drums and vocals

The Floyd Effect - Kerry Howes

The drums and percussion are the engine room of any band; the foundations upon which everything else is built. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the music of Pink Floyd, and a genuine tribute to Pink Floyd requires a drummer who can adapt to a wide range of styles covering more than three decades over the course of a three-hour set.

Kerry started his musical career playing with a Motown band and various function bands. A bass player and talented vocalist as well as a drummer, he was initially influenced heavily by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and 1980s American rock bands such as Journey. He discovered Pink Floyd quite late - around 1994, when their double-CD live album 'Pulse' first appeared - and was immediately hooked. He started playing Pink Floyd’s music and was soon involved in several tribute projects.

“Like a lot of drummers, John Bonham is my musical hero”, he says, “but I never tire of listening to Pink Floyd, and the love of playing their music will never go away. I’ve been doing it since 1997, and I still haven’t mastered it to the standards that I set myself. Will I? Probably not, but I’m still going to try!”