El Monstero - A Tribute to Pink Floyd
El Monstero is a St. Louis based Pink Floyd tribute band. The brainchild of Stir bassist Kevin Gagnepain, El Monstero's first appearance was a single night, sold out show @ Mississippi Nights in 1999. By 2008 the show spanned 6 nights @ The Pageant. The music mainly focuses on Gilmore/Waters era Floyd and runs about 2 1/2hrs....it is a must see for any Stl area Floyd fans and is an edgier, more theatrical alternative to other tribute shows that roll through town.
The current line up includes Mark Thomas Quinn (lead vox, guitar, lap steel), Jimmy Griffin (lead vox, guitar), Kevin Gagnepain (bass, vox), Bryan Greene (elec, steel, and nylon guitar) John Pessoni (drums, vox) Bill Reiter (keys, vox) Jake Elking (keys), Dave Farver (sax) and of course the ladies....Erminie Cannon, Tandra Williams, and Kelly Wild.
Most members of El Monstero have been in bands that were signed to major labels, and they are all top notch players. The band spares no expense on production, hiring the best sound, lighting, visual, pyro, wardrobe, set design, and stage management personnel that St. Louis has to offer, as well as the best sound and lighting equipment in town.