With members who have worked with the likes of David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Brian Adams and Keith Emerson, and others who have performed on Broadway and in the Royal Albert Hall, The Floyd Effect isn’t just a bunch of enthusiasts who love the music of Pink Floyd, it’s a band of the highest calibre that loves the music of Pink Floyd.
On July 26th and 27th, the band will be performing in Ulverston and Workington.
Having played for many years at venues in towns such as Burnley, Colne, St Helens, and elsewhere on Merseyside including the O2 in Liverpool, this will be the first time that the band has headed further north toward the Lake District and beyond. “Audiences in the north west are fantastic”, says Cambridge-based keyboard player Gordon Reid, “always quick to let you know when they like something and (so I’ve heard) equally happy to let you know if they don’t, so we’re really looking forward to returning.
“We’ll be performing our Wall Around The Moon concert. This highlights Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall, which remains as relevant today as it was when it was released forty years ago. In addition, we’ve put together a section that contains some classic tracks from Meddle, Wish You Were Here, Animals and A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and, of course, we’ll be playing our signature performance of the whole of Dark Side Of The Moon – complete and unbroken as it was always meant to be.”
“We really enjoy our trips north, the audiences are always lively and we get great feedback from them”, adds guitarist and vocalist John Lovegrove. “We’ll be taking our full setup to Ulverston and Workington and we hope to be able to use the whole show at both venues so it promises to be a great couple of nights.”
“Fans of Pink Floyd know every nuance of the music”, says bassist Garry Tyrrell, “and they would know instantly if we failed to capture an arrangement, a solo, or even a mood correctly, so we owe it to them to get everything right. It helps that everyone in The Floyd Effect loves the music of Pink Floyd as much as the audience does!”
Backed by a powerful visual show provided by Audio Plus of Colchester, The Floyd Effect has been touring for twelve years, not only in theatres up and down the country, but also headlining festivals such as Legends Of Rock, Tribfest and the forthcoming Cyprus Rocks Festival in Cyprus in October. The band garners numerous ovations throughout its two-and-a-half hour concerts and reviews are unequivocal; comments such as “like hearing Pink Floyd themselves”, and “Not only the best tribute band we have ever seen, they are the best band we have ever seen” are not unusual. (See: http://www.thefloydeffect.com/reviews.html)
The Effect of Pink Floyd
Long before they became one of the largest grossing acts of all time, Pink Floyd was formed in The Floyd Effect’s home city of Cambridge during the halcyon days of flower power, psychedelia, and the Summer of Love. By the time that they released Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973 (an album that would quickly set records for sales and chart longevity that will probably never be equalled) they had already built a fanatical following. But Dark Side, as it is still universally known, cemented their place in the rock pantheon, and subsequent albums such as Wish You Were Here and The Wall were to see them grow into a musical juggernaut. Unfortunately, apart from a single, brief appearance in 2005, the classic Pink Floyd line-up of Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason and Roger Waters never performed together after The Wall tour and, even if the remaining members had managed to resolve their personal differences, Wright’s untimely death in 2008 now means that they never can. So today the banner of Pink Floyd is carried forward by The Floyd Effect, which painstakingly recreates the experience of attending a concert by the original band.
The Floyd Effect will be playing at the Coro, Ulverston and the Carnegie Theatre, Workington on 26th and 27th July 2019.
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