Brit Floyd

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Brit Floyd

Brit Floyd

Posted: 13 Nov 2013

Sage Gateshead

 

12 November

 

I’ve never really been one for tribute bands, but figuring I’m never going to see Pink Floyd now I went along to see Brit Floyd.

Hall One of The Sage was full, and though I was near the back I still had a great view, whereas if I ever did see Pink Floyd it would probably be in the sort of venue where you end up watching the big screens so far away you might as well watch it on the telly anyway!

There was a reason the place was full and it wasn’t only the music of Pink Floyd. Brit Floyd are nothing short of excellent. A six-piece band augmented by a trio of backing vocalists were spot-on.  Two and a half hours worth of classic tracks from albums including Animals, The Division Bell, The Wall, Wish You Were Here and, of course, Dark Side of the Moon were performed in exact replicas of the original recordings.

Led by Middlesbrough-born Damian Darlington, Brit Floyd shone as brightly as their fabulous light show with vocalist Ola Bienkowska responsible for a spine-tingling rendition of The Great Gig In The Sky.

The same line-up return to The Sage on 1 February with The Classic Rock Show, performing songs from the top 10 selling rock albums. That should be well worth seeing if this was anything to go by.

 

Rob Mason

 


           

 

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