By Alan Davies
Sunday, September 8, 2013
TAKE a trip to the Dark Side of The Moon when a Pink Floyd tribute group plays Potters Bar later this week.
Think Floyd – Live in Concert arrives at the Wyllyotts Theatre on Friday, September 13 at 8pm.
The band have successfully toured the UK and abroad for 20 years, gaining a reputation of being the UK’s finest tribute to Pink Floyd.
They will be performing a brand new show celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of all time – Dark Side of The Moon.
The all-live production will also include a range of classic tracks from Pink Floyd albums The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Division Bell and more, complete with an impressive laser light show.
Think Floyd started out as a covers band in London in the early 1990s. At a regular Saturday night gig in a pub in south east London, someone asked if they played Comfortably Numb.
They didn’t, but said they would learn it for the following week. Their performance of Pink Floyd’s anthemic track went down a storm and became a regular encore.
As time went on, the band got more and more requests for Floyd tracks and one week decided to dedicate a whole evening to Pink Floyd’s music, and quite jokingly called it ‘Think Floyd’.
The Think Floyd show became a regular event, attracting hundreds of people to the small venue.
In the audience one night was theatre promoter and Floyd fan David Walker, who quickly turned the semi-pro pub band into a fully professional touring production. So in 1994, Think Floyd was born, the band consisting of Tony Red, Peter Mizen, Paul Whisker and Brian Duel.
The band’s line-up has slowly evolved over the years and today features Lewis Hall on bass, Richard Morse on guitar, Steven Farmer on drums and Robert Gerrard on keyboards.
As the band has developed musically, Think Floyd’s members have taken on fresh challenges and featured the complete albums Dark Side of The Moon and Wish You Were Here, plus iconic tracks.