We’ve always been fascinated by the original sound of bands from the 60s and 70s. Our aim is to convey this sound to our fans as much as possible and to create a fragile bond between the golden era of Rock’n’Roll and the modern world. It is by playing original authentic instruments that the „original authentic sound“ is created. This is a fact; it cannot be substituted with digital simulation. That’s why we use instruments and equipment enabling us to get as close as possible to what is called the „true sound“. Our equipment includes brands like Hammond, Fender, Wem, Sound City or Hiwatt. Needless to say that most of this equipment is much older than most of the band members.
We always put 100 % effort into our concerts, be it a small club, community centre or a large open-air venue. For us, playing Pink Floyd’s music has never been a matter of routine and we still greatly enjoy performing their songs live. Depending on the possibilities of each venue we use video projection and light shows to accompany our concerts. In this respect, the Brno Observatory and Planetarium is a unique venue for us and we have almost made it our second home. Pink Floyd’s music combined with the imagery of the universe reaches unsuspected dimensions. „Interpretation“ is an important concept of what we do. We approach Pink Floyd’s music in the same way that a symphony orchestra approaches the interpretation of classical or modern composers. Above all we want our audience to experience Pink Floyd’s songs performed live and to allow them to feel the atmosphere ’those times’.
The band was founded on November 3rd, 2003, as a backing band for „The Pink Floyd Odyssey“, a theatre play written by Přemek Dofek and Karel Carbol. Later on, this band became independent under the name „Distant Bells“. It was Milan Zink, the former bassist of Distant Bells, who gave the band its name. It is taken from the lyrics of the song „Fat Old Sun“ from the album ‘Atom Heart Mother’. Since then, the band has played more and more concerts every year and expanded its venues from the Czech Republic to Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. We play regularly in Prague (Vagon music pub & club), Brno (Metro Music Bar) and Pilsen (Šeříkovka), to name just a few. A major milestone of the history of the band was the discovery of the Brno Observatory and Planetarium as a unique music venue. Our first concert in this special place dates back to 2008. Monumental open-air concerts in the Rájec-Jestřebí amphitheatre during summer have become another tradition.
Přemek DofekSolo Guitar/Steel Guitar/Vocal
Jan SyselRhytm Guitar/Acoustic Guitars/Vocal