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Popular tribute acts Pink Talking Fish and Start Making Sense play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 20

Popular tribute acts Pink Talking Fish and Start Making Sense play at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 20
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From a press release:

After well-received performances recently at the Peach Music Festival and Arts on the Square in Scranton, Pink Talking Fish, a tribute act covering Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish, and Start Making Sense, who recreate the music of the Talking Heads, will play together at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $22 in advance or $27 the day of the show, go on sale this Saturday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.

Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish are all more than just bands… they are phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people, and their mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.

Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd; the funky, danceable layering of the Talking Heads; the multitude of styles, unique compositional structures, and pure fun of Phish merge into a special experience.

Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums, and Dave Brunyak on guitar. Created by musicians who love the music of these acts, this band’s purpose is to heighten people’s passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

Discovering connections is part of the fun. Pink Floyd’s “On the Run” seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself,” or perfectly placing Phish’s “Sand” into the groove of the Talking Head’s “Slippery People” – these ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish. The story is ever-evolving, and the experience is always exciting.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this seven-piece Talking Heads tribute from Bethlehem take pride in faithfully recreating the music of their entire career.

Together, they bring much of the Heads’ unique live show to the stage, with frontman Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving fans a “once in a lifetime” experience. Prepare for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new wave art punk that everyone loved in the ’80s and still listens to today.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Start Making Sense performing at the fifth annual Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton earlier this month here.