San Diego based Have a Cigar started out as a tribute band in the truest sense, paying homage to fallen Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright in late 2008 at local open mic sessions. Realizing the intoxicating effect this music had on music fans, the five Floyd fans pooled their collective talents and focused on presenting the majestic sounds of Pink Floyd to waiting So Cal audiences. Drawing from the many phases of the Floyd catalog, Have a Cigar blast out note for note versions of much beloved Floyd classics as well as using the experimental nature of the band as inspiration to unleash their own creative talents in the spirit of the Floyd.
Expanding the band to include saxophone and female vocals, Have a Cigar presents a very authentic live Pink Floyd experience. Fronted by Casey Della Vecchia who has the unique ability to sound vocally like both Roger Waters and David Gilmore, Have a Cigar recreates classic tracks and album sides with ease, power and grace. The band focuses on the music first and foremost, mirroring the depth, energy and trippy psychedelia of a 70's era Pink Floyd concert.
Moving from the psychedelic spontaneity of the debut, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, to the aural perfection of albums like Dark Side of the Moon and up through The Wall, the band weaves musical spells that concert goers have been soaking up. Often, Pink Floyd used the live concert setting to continue to develop and expand their songs, and so to does Have a Cigar invoke this spirit of seeking, searching and exploring the sonic palate of the Floyd catalog.