By TERRI RICHARDSON for The Journal Gazette

Kevin Quandt fell in love with Pink Floyd’s music when he saw Rogers Waters perform 13 years ago.
“He performed ‘Dark Side of the Moon’; the way he performed it and how accurate he was, I was moved,” Quandt says. It was then he decided he needed to do some kind of tribute to the band and Pink Droyd was born.

The Fort Wayne musician is not alone. While tribute bands are nothing new, it appears they are gaining in popularity, especially in the last 10 years.

A large part of that, according to music industry experts, is because while most tribute bands love the original band, a tribute band also represents dependable income in a difficult industry. And as classic acts stop touring, tribute bands can offer people the next-best thing to seeing their favorite acts live.