Welcome to the brand-spanking new website for Brit Floyd. I’ve been given the honour of writing the first blog and would like to start by thanking you all for stopping by and showing your support. Feel free to take a look around. We’ve only just decorated the place and you can probably still smell the paint, but make yourselves at home nevertheless.....Cup of tea, anyone?
2011 looks set to be an exciting year for Brit Floyd. We have a UK tour beginning in April, kicking off at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Expect a three-hour audio/visual extravaganza, complete with a dazzling light and laser show, accompanied by Bryan Kolupski’s captivating animation and a few surprises. The UK dates will be followed by a European tour and our annual trip to North America later in the year. Summer UK dates have already been booked at London’s O2 Arena and Liverpool Echo Arena....Sorry, do you take sugar with your tea?
Personally, having had a break from playing Pink Floyd’s music for a while, I’ve been re-visiting their back catalogue with fresh ears and a rekindled love. I’m hearing little nuances in the instrumentation and production that I never heard before - and I’ve been a fan since my early teens! Of course, I never took Floyd’s body of work for granted, but when you play a band or artist’s music night after night, sometimes you subconsciously drift a little from the original recordings. This is forgivable since it’s only natural. We’re not talking about wrong notes, but perhaps a slight misplaced phrase here or there that the untrained ear may not even pick up on. Every performer playing original material is granted artistic license to mess with their own arrangement as much as they like, but what makes a truly good live tribute act is that unique attention to detail and the discipline to recapture the spirit of the original studio recordings whilst still playing with soul..... Err, would anybody like a biscuit?
Every member of Brit Floyd has toured with one lineup of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, some of us for many years. Comparatively speaking, I’m one of the babies of the band when it comes to my stint with the Aussies. By the time Brit Floyd embark on their UK tour, I personally will have played 3 North American tours, a little bit of the 2010 European tour and would have chalked up around 150 shows. So although this is essentially a new outfit, we’re no strangers to the music of Roger, David, Rick and Nick. I feel I can speak for everybody in the band when I say that our collective passion for Pink Floyd combined with yours, will make for a very special relationship for a long time to come. So, stick around, put your feet up and get settled in. Mind if I put some Floyd on?
See you soon,