Pink Talking Fish & Kung Fu Perform Prince & David Bowie Tribute At Catskill Chill


Among the pre-planned collaborative performances held at this year’s Catskill Chill Music Festival was Friday’s Pink Talking Fish and Kung Fu set. The two acts teamed up to honor two legendary musicians who have passed away this year: Prince and David Bowie.

Pink Talking Fish members bassist Eric Gould, keyboardist Richard James, drummer Zack Burwick and guitarist Dave Brunyak joined forces with Kung Fu guitarist Tim Palmieri, drummer Adrian Tramontano, bassist Chris Deangelis, saxophonist Rob Somerville and keyboardist Beau Sasser for the tribute performance. The Pink Talking Fu set saw the two bands deliver a setlist intertwining selections of hits originally performed by The Purple One and The Thin White Duke.

Prince’s “Musicology” kicked things off with Bowie’s “Fame” following. The back-and-forth action continued with “1999” coming ahead of “Golden Years” which segued into “Take Me With You.” Bowie’s collab with Queen, “Under Pressure,” came next with Hayley Jane adding guest vocals. The ensemble then offered a pairing of “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Let’s Dance.” Shira Elias came out to help sing Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” and after a take on “Space Oddity” she and Jane returned to help out on the set closing “Purple Rain” > “Memory Of A Free Festival.”

Taper Keith Litzenberger captured the Prince and David Bowie tribute set as well as Pink Talking Fish’s performance featuring Palmieri sitting-in, both of which can be streamed below:

Pink Talking Fish Setlist

Set: Llama > In The Flesh > Thank You For Sending Me An Angel, Moma Dance > Fearless > Bug* > Psycho Killer > David Bowie > Shine On You Crazy Diamond > David Bowie, Girlfriend Is Better, Great Gig In The Sky**% > Crosseyed And Painless**

  • *ending vocals and solo only
  • **w/ Tim Palmieri on guitar
  • % Tim played the vocal solo on his guitar

Pink Talking Fu Setlist

Set: Musicology, Fame > 1999, Golden Years > Take Me With You, Under Pressure*, Let’s Go Crazy, Let’s Dance, I Wanna Be Your Lover% > Space Oddity, Purple Rain*% > Memory Of A Free Festival*%

  • *w/ Hayley Jane on vocals
  • %w/ Shira Elias on vocals

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