Pink Floyd were a band who knew how to put on a great live performance. To go back in time and watch them perform live would be a dream but being a younger Pink Floyd fan meant that this was impossible. However, for people like me who long to hear such a rich catalogue of classics on stage, seeing this tribute act live is a damn good alternative.

 

 

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Think Floyd were formed in 1994 and have had a rotating cast of musicians since their conception. The current line-up consists of Lewis Hall on Bass, Richard Morse on Guitar, Steven Farmer on Drums and Kirk McLeod on Keyboards. Each of them showcases great talent, with Halls’ vocals doing great service to both David Gilmour and Roger Waters (Morse also performed a couple of Water’s fronted songs such as “Have a Cigar”) Their renditions of Pink Floyd’s signature tracks and some more obscure additions were sublime, even with the somewhat limited acoustics of the venue.

Their setlist consisted of a fair few classic tracks from 1973’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and 1975’s “Wish you were Here” which opened and closed the night, complete with dazzling assistance from vocalist Rosie and Saxophonist Freddie. 1979’s “The Wall” was paid its dues with a roaring “Run like Hell” and the encore of “Comfortably Numb.”

What separates Think Floyd from other tribute bands is their willingness to play both longer and lesser played Floyd songs. Highlights included a note-for-note nearly 18-minute rendition of “Dogs” from the 1977 Animals album, unexpected but welcome additions such as “The Narrow Way Part 3” from 1972’s “Ummagumma” and “Your Possible Pasts” from 1983’s The Final Cut, and a blistering performance of the 1972 Live in Pompeii version of “Echoes” of which the 20 something minute runtime went by in a snap of captivating musicianship.

Overall, this was a great night out, and Think Floyd are a group worth seeking out to see live. Their social media accounts regularly update on tours, and their website also has plenty of information if you’d like to learn more.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

4.5 Star

Their website –

http://www.thinkfloyd.net/

Facebook –

https://www.facebook.com/ukthinkfloyd/

Twitter –

https://twitter.com/thinkfloyduk?lang=en

By HW Reynolds

Images provided by Think Floyd & HW Reynolds

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