Band

Solveig Keshavjee (1963 - 2019)

It is with immense sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you that 'Comfortably Numb - Canada's Pink Floyd Show' has lost it's founding member, a brilliant musician and artist, the beloved wife, soul-mate and best friend of co-founder AK, incredible mother, bandmate & friend to all that knew her... Always loved, never forgotten, missed so deeply, eternally in our hearts...

The family and friends memorial website dedicated in loving memory and celebration of Solveig Keshavjee (Official website for Solveig Keshavjee): https://www.solveigkeshavjee.com

Video: THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY

In loving memory of founding member, wife, mother, friend, band mate, outstanding musician and vocalist par excellence, Solveig Zarah Keshavjee

Comfortably Numb - Canada's Pink Floyd Show family are:
L to R:
Otis (bass, backing vocal), Chris (drummer), AK (lead vocal/guitar), Gin (vocal, keys), Brent (backing vocal, keys, sax)

Comfortably Numb Band 2019

Comfortably Numb Live

(Unseen but ALWAYS felt and loved as these shows would not happen without them: Gilles (sound), Todd (lighting), Matthew (lasers, specials), Jon (video, sound fx) & RK Productions

The band....

AK
Website: www.theakproject.com
Lead Vocal, All Guitars, Talk Box, Lap Steel, Founder

A multi-instrumentalist including, guitar, drums, bass and keyboards, born in London, England (Great Britain), AK's story has a centerpiece that is defined and influenced by a love and respect for the music of Pink Floyd. After being exposed to rare recordings of Pink Floyd from the 70's, AK already a politically and socially-minded individual, was drawn to Floyd's groundbreaking work. AK turned this passion for Pink Floyd into his own vehicle of self-expression in 1993 with the formation of Comfortably Numb. Born out of a desire to put on a large scale, multi-media show and to satisfy a growing audience of Pink Floyd fans, the transition was a natural one - AK wanted a show that was unique and one that was from the heart, not a clone, nor a contrived act but simply a unique approach to the magic of the music of Pink Floyd. Fans who have heard AK perform described him as 'playing like David Gilmour and sounding like Roger Waters'.

In addition to his work with Comfortably Numb, AK has a progressive rock act aptly called THE AK PROJECT. The first album 'Outside The Cage' has enjoyed both critical and commercial success.

AK is also an accomplished flamenco guitarist who has studied and played guitar directly in Spain (Andalucia) and is also the recipient of the contemporary flamenco guitar instiitute grant award from Andalusian Guitars.

The album entitled 'A Thunderous Exchange Of Silence' is available on iTunes:

 

Endorsed by: DEAN GUITARS - AK uses DEAN acoustic guitars with Comfortably Numb - Canada's Pink Floyd Show and DEAN electric and acoustic with THE AK PROJECT.

Paul 'Otis' Oatway
Bass, Backing Vocals

Otis and AK, also long-time friends, have been in projects together since the early 90's and have toured extensively throughout that time in many different projects. Otis is simply an outstanding bassist – his technique, style and command of the instrument are truly remarkable. Otis has been a part of the first inception of Comfortably Numb which continues to this day.

Otis is also the bassist for THE AK PROJECT.

Geneviève Bourgeois
Vocal, Keyboard

Gin, a vocalist with years of live and studio experience brings her vocal magic, stage presence and unique style to Comfortably Numb! Gin's amazing personality and gentle nature are perfect in Comfortably Numb - we are very proud and pleased to have Gin as a part of the Comfortably Numb family!

Brent Hultquist
Keyboards/Organ, Saxaphone/Backing Vocals

Brent and AK, long-time friends, have been in projects together for 30 years and have toured extensively throughout that time. Brent's amazing technique on piano, keyboards and an array of wind instruments including saxophone, clarinet, flute and EWI (electronic wind instrument) add an even further dimension to Comfortably Numb – Canada's Pink Floyd Show. Part of the original line-up of Numb, Brent is an integral part of the magic that is this unique tribute to Pink Floyd.

Brent is also the keyboardist for THE AK PROJECT.

Chris Houle
Drums

Chris, a drummer with years of experience, brings the exact right groove that is needed to perform the music of Pink Floyd! Chris' personality and gentle nature are a perfect match for Comfortably Numb – Canada's Pink Floyd Show.