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Durga McBroom

Durga McBroom
Birth name Durga McBroom
Born (1962-10-16) October 16, 1962
Origin California
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Years active 1987-present
Associated acts Pink Floyd, Blue Pearl

Durga McBroom (born October 16, 1962 in California) is an American singer and actress, she has performed backing vocals for Pink Floyd and was a member of Blue Pearl.

Biography

After working as a club singer in the United States, she and her sister Lorelei McBroom worked with Pink Floyd as background vocalists. She had a long stint with them, being the only backing vocalist to appear consistently on almost all of their shows starting from the November 1987 concert at Omni Arena of A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour up to the final concert of The Division Bell Tour in October 1994. She also performed on their appearance at the 1990 Knebworth festival and provided vocals for the album Pulse, as well as David Gilmour's 2001 solo tour. She also recorded "Mother Dawn" with Billy Idol, for his "Cyberpunk" album.

She sang backing vocals on the song "Don't Wait That Long" featured on the James album Seven released in 1992.

In about 1989 she formed the band Blue Pearl, singing, playing keyboards and writing most of their material; she had several hit songs in the early 1990s, including "Naked in the Rain" (UK #3 in July 1990), "Little Brother" (UK #30 in October 1990) and a cover version of Kate Bush's "Running Up that Hill". All taken from the album Naked released in 1990 on the "Big Life" label, catalogue no. BLR LP4 .

In addition to her singing, she has performed as an actress in the movies Flashdance and The Rosebud Beach Hotel. In April 2010 Durga joined the Argentinian band "The end Pink Floyd" show, in Buenos Aires, together with Guy Pratt and Jon Carin. In October 2011, Durga joined her sister Lorelei to sing The Great Gig In The Sky in Anaheim with the Australian Pink Floyd Show.[1]

She is now married to Mark Hudson, and goes by the name Durga McBroom-Hudson.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pink Floyd singers join The Australian Pink Floyd for a very special performance of Great Gig In The Sky". Aussiefloyd.com. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 

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