I booked tickets to see BRIT FLOYD at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury a while ago. It was one of those where you leaf through the brochure, and think ‘I like Pink Floyd, so why not – I’ll give this a go’.
My partner, sister and her husband and I all enjoy the music of Pink Floyd, though none of us could confess to being experts, but we knew at the very least we would enjoy the music. What we didn’t bank on was the six piece band and three backing vocalists/dancers, plus their light show and visual screen would be quite frankly, awesome.
I was a bit tired, I won’t lie, having been out for a friend’s birthday the night before. But any tiredness was blown away like cobwebs as soon as the heart stopping music and multi-coloured strobes show started.
World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show
A BRIT FLOYD show has been described as “truly the genuine reincarnation of the Pink Floyd live experience...”
Relatives of Pink Floyd have described BRIT FLOYD as the closest thing to the real band you can get – high compliments indeed.
Having never seen them in the flesh, I can’t comment, but I can say is that if the real band were better, I would be mightily impressed. The talents of the musicians, and vocalists were really outstanding and at times quite jaw dropping.
BRIT FLOYD has performed to over a quarter of a million fans in UK & Europe in 2011 and this new tour was entitled 'A Foot in the Door'.
The band’s musical director Damian Darlington (what a talent), specially created the show to celebrate the release of the brand new official Pink Floyd 'Best Of' album A Foot in the Door.
The show included all of Pink Floyd's best work, in its entirety - track by track - as selected, personally, by the Pink Floyd band members themselves.
As an extra bonus, the new show also included a full 23 minute show-stopping rendition of Echoes, taken from Pink Floyd's classic 1971 album, Meddle.
The show included: "Hey You", "See Emily Play", "The Happiest Days of Our Lives", "Another Brick In The Wall pt2", "Have A Cigar", "Wish You Were Here", "Time", "The Great Gig In The Sky", "Money", "Comfortably Numb", "Echoes", "High Hopes", "Learning To Fly", "The Fletcher Memorial Home", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Brain Damage", "Eclipse" and "Run Like Hell."
The only bad things I can think to say, are that from where we seated in the stalls, the lighting could be a bit too ‘in your face’ at times. And that the epic finale, where the band performed a whole section of The Wall (which is currently being toured about the world by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters) – was outstanding and after the standing ovation from the entire auditorium was very emotional. For me, it was the perfect end and the encore was slightly less dramatic.
I am now a massive Pink Floyd and BRIT FLOYD fan. If you get the chance to go, do, without hesitation. Visit the Theatre Severn website to see what else is going on or call them on 01743 281281.
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