Having always been a fan of live music and grown up surrounded by avid Pink Floyd fans (which may I add, if you dared to say a wrong word about Floyd you would have been shot down in flames!), I was rather dubious about experiencing the songs played live and was aware of the fact that any tribute band would have to work hard to live up to the name of Pink Floyd.
The song Pigs ended the first half of the show which was nailed with precision and passion and ended on such a high I dashed to the bar wanting the twenty minute interval to pass by quickly. I spoke to a couple of audience members who had seen the original Pink Floyd back in their heyday and they commented that if you closed your eyes you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the tribute and the original. This I thought was a tremendous compliment but not without cause. Having said that, nothing will ever capture the experience of going to see Pink Floyd back in their heyday, but if you submerge yourself in the visuals and allow yourself to be engulfed by the music, this show is as close as you are going to get to the real thing.
These visuals were made up of a giant circular screen gracing the rear of the stage on which movies and animations were projected. The atmosphere was heightened with smoke machines and large spotlights which shone into the audience at times as if trying to make them feel more a part of the show.
The two hour plus show, which pays homage to most of Floyds albums, seemed to fly by and after the final encore I didn’t want the show to end. By this point I could easily tell they are obviously very talented in their own right both musically and artistically and must have spent a great deal of time perfecting the sound and stage presence of Pink Floyd.
|Ian Cattell as the character Pink|
I didn’t expect to be blown away by Brit Floyd but I was and more importantly, they proved that they can perform to the level that originally earned Pink Floyd their legendary reputation.
Brit Floyd Played:
Shine On you Crazy Diamond
Learning to Fly
See Emily Play
Brick in the Wall Part 2
Get Your Filthy Hands
Fletcher Memorial Home
The Great Gig in the Sky
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here
One Of These Days
Anybody Out There
Brink The Boys Back
Run Like Hell
Favourite Moments: The female vocals in The Great Gig In The Sky and Ian Cattell dressed as the character Pink in a Nazi outfit during Run Like Hell commanding the audience to clap.
Favourite Song: Comfortably Numb (spine tingling and goose bumps galore)
Would I go again?: Most definitely and I would also recommend the show to any Pink Floyd fan or anyone who appreciates good music. The band went beyond my expectations with their flawless performance. I have already checked out their future dates here www.britfloyd.com/tour-dates
For further information visit their web site - www.britfloyd.com