On 9 September, headlining Pink Floyd tribute band The Floyd Effect will be heading to The Palace Theatre in Paignton.
Having played for many years to great acclaim at venues all across the country, garnering numerous ovations throughout their two-and-a-half hour concerts, the band is clearly excited to be heading to the town.
“We’ve performed concerts from Penzance to Newcastle, from Cardigan Bay to Ipswick, and almost everywhere in between”, says Cambridge-based keyboard player Gordon Reid, “but somehow we’ve never played in Paignton. So we’re delighted to be putting that right this year, and we’ll be performing many of Pink Floyd’s most iconic tracks at The Palace, including our signature performance of Dark Side Of The Moon – complete and unbroken, exactly as it was meant to be heard – although we hope that there will be some pleasant surprises for the audience too.”
“Fans of Pink Floyd know every nuance of their music”, adds bassist Garry Tyrrell, whose company Sandarac Promotions handles The Floyd Effect. “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 band loves the music of Pink Floyd as much as the audience does!”
With a powerful show that includes lights, lasers, projections and the iconic circular screen, The Floyd Effect has been touring for nine years, not only in theatres up and down the country, but also attending and headlining tribute festivals such as Tribfest, at which they received a rapturous reception from the thousands-strong crowd just last month.
Reviews of their shows are unequivocal – “like hearing Pink Floyd themselves”, and “the most musically talented tribute band ever. Un-bloody-believable”, the latter of which was broadcast by Tribfest’s regular compère, Darren Lethem of Radio Magic 1161.
About the Pink Floyd Tribute Show: Long before they became one of the largest grossing acts of all time, Pink Floyd were formed in The Floyd Effect’s home city of Cambridge during the halcyon days of flower power and psychedelia. By the time that they released Dark Side Of The Moon (an album that would quickly set records that will probably never be equalled) they had built a fanatical following. Subsequent albums such as Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall (all of which are represented in The Floyd Effect’s concerts) were then to see them grow into a musical juggernaut.
Unfortunately, apart from a single, brief appearance in 2005, Dave Gilmour, Rick Wright, Nick Mason and Roger Waters never performed together again after The Wall tour and, even if the remaining members had managed to resolve their person differences, Rick Wright’s untimely death in 2008 means that they never can. So today, the banner of Pink Floyd is carried forward by devotees such as The Floyd Effect, who painstakingly recreate the experience of attending a concert by the original band.
The Floyd Effect will be playing at The Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF on 9 September 2016. Tickets are available from the box office on 01803 665800. See also:www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk/shows/the-floyd-effect/