Saw these guys last night:
Aussie Floyd Wiki wrote:The Australian Pink Floyd Show, more frequently referred to as the Australian Pink Floyd, are a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia. Their live shows attempt to recreate the look, feel, and sound of Pink Floyd's later world tours, employing visual aids such as lasers, inflatables and a large display panel similar to Mr Screen. The Australian Pink Floyd Show play venues worldwide.
The band are noted for replicating the nuances of Pink Floyd's work. The guitar rig of Steve Mac closely resembles David Gilmour's set-up, and includes elements custom-produced by Pete Cornish, who has worked extensively with Gilmour. The band associates itself with individuals who have worked with Pink Floyd over the years, including Colin Norfield (who has worked as a sound engineer for David Gilmour in his solo career and for Pink Floyd during their 1994 Division Bell Tour and Clive Brooks – Nick Mason's long-time drum technician.
The show includes a round screen with intelligent lights arranged around its perimeter. During a concert, movies and animations are displayed on-screen, complementing the band's light show. Inflatables (such as the pig used by Pink Floyd during the Division Bell Tour, and Skippy – the band's own giant pink kangaroo and named after the Australian TV series Skippy The Bush Kangaroo) are frequently employed in the band's shows.
Aussie Floyd Wiki wrote:In 1994, David Gilmour attended an Australian Pink Floyd Show performance at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. He subsequently invited the band to attend the end-of-tour, after-show party for The Division Bell tour at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.
The Australian Pink Floyd are the only Pink Floyd tribute act to play for a member of Pink Floyd; in 1996, they performed at David Gilmour's 50th birthday party.
I've got 3 more videos to upload so I'll be tweeting those/sharing them here once they're up. I wish I had managed to get a vid of The Great Gig in the Sky (incredible vocals on that, I'll keep a lookout and see if anyone else puts a vid up) but the others I have are High Hopes, Comfortably Numb & Run Like Hell.
They're playing the Echo Arena in Liverpool tonight then Stoke (16th), Preston (17th), Leicester (19th) & Birmingham (20th) before they move on through EU. If you're a Pink Floyd fan (or just appreciate good music!) give these guys a look if they ever come your way. Absolutely brilliant
Enjoy the vids! More soon...