The sound of period bands from the 60’s and 70’s fascinates us and never ceases to fascinate us. Our goal is to get as close as possible to this sound and thus convey to our fans the fragile bond between the golden era of rock´n´roll and the contemporary world. You can only achieve original period sound by playing original period instruments. This is a truth that no digital simulator can fool. We therefore try to use such instruments and apparatus to get as close as possible to the sound of the time. In our equipment you will find brands such as Hammond, Fender, Wem, Sound City, Selmer or Hiwatt. Suffice it to say, most of them are much older than most members of the band. We have dedicated an entire separate page to our equipment, so do not hesitate and take a look.
We always try to play the concert 100%, whether it is a small club, a cultural house or a large open-air. Pink Floyd music has never become a routine for us and we still enjoy playing their songs live. If the premises allow, we accompany our concerts with video projections and a light show. The Brno Observatory is a unique concert venue and almost home stage for us. The combination of Pink Floyd music and the universe reaches unsuspected dimensions here. An important term for our concerts is the word “interpretation”. Just as symphony orchestras interpret compositions by classical and modern composers, so we interpret the music of Pink Floyd. For this reason, we prefer the foreign term “tribute band” rather than “revival”. Above all, we want to convey to the listeners the experience of playing Pink Floyd songs live, to convey the feeling of that time, to convey the experience.
The group Distant Bells was founded on November 3, 2003, originally only to play a live band in the play “Odyssey called Pink Floyd” written by Přemek Dofek and Karel Carbol. From this line-up, a band was born, which began operating under the name Distant Bells. The author of the band’s name was the then bassist Milan Zink. “Distant Bells” is part of the lyrics to the song Fat Old Sun from the album Atom Hearth Mother. Over time, the band performed more and more from year to year, reaching Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. The home stages were the clubs Vagon in Prague, Metro Music Bar in Brno, Stará Masna in Kroměříž and others. A great milestone in our history is the discovery of a unique scene in the Brno Observatory. We played our first concert here in 2008.
Přemek DofekSolo Guitar/Steel Guitar/Vocal
Jan SyselRhytm Guitar/Acoustic Guitars/Vocal