It’s Carly B. Just thought I’d fill you in on some of the stuff we’ve been up to during the past couple of months and some exciting new happenings on the horizon.
First up, I need to tell you a little about our recent gig in Lebanon, which took place on December 22nd, 2011 at the massive Forum De Beiruthe venue in Beirut. Beirut is an amazing city to visit and the people were so welcoming and friendly. We got to play to an appreciative audience consisting of 5,000 screaming Floyd fans and I think I can speak for everyone when I say this was certainly one of the most enjoyable shows from last year. A significant highlight of the night was when 5,000 Lebanese Floyd fans launched into singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Bobby.
You may have noticed that our US and Canada tour is shaping up nicely. We kick off at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh (PA) with a sold out show on 23rd February. The tour then takes in venues across the East Coast before heading up into Canada. We’re all very excited about returning over the pond with our new show celebrating Pink Floyd’s recent release ‘A Foot in the Door’.
We’re also booked to play the prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on 28th September. There’s a real buzz about this gig as we will be playing a 10,000 seat venue located in the Rocky Mountains as well as following in the footsteps of some amazing bands.
One of Brit Floyd’s related live ventures, ‘The Classic Rock Show’, is currently touring theatres around the UK and picking up rave reviews. Guitarist Howie G alongside singers Carl Sentance and Andy Gibson join Brit Floyd stalwarts Damian, Bobby, Rob, Rick, Arran, Amy, and myself. Check out the official website (www.theclassicrockshow.com) or the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/tcrshow for more information.
The show incorporates music from the 10 top selling Classic Rock albums of all time including Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’, AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’, The Eagles’ ‘Greatest Hits’, Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, Dire Straits’ ‘Brothers In Arms’, Led Zeppelin IV, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ and, of course, Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’.
It has to be said, we’re all really enjoying performing this material and replicating it with the same level of detail that we employ when approaching Pink Floyd’s music. Personally, I vibe off getting to play some of the great sax solos by the likes of the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons, Floyd’s Dick Parry and Supertramp’s John Helliwell.
On a personal note, if you get the opportunity, please check out my funky new updated website at: www.regroovemusic.co.uk. You’ll find all the latest Brit Floyd and Classic Rock news, tour dates, an extensive gallery plus selected audio and video clips.
In other news I have some astounding new retro Gazelles. Adidas have surpassed themselves by taking it right back to the beginning, where the legend began, by honouring the original cut. The silhouette is lower and simpler, the sole is thinner and the tongue is flatter. I shall be wearing these during upcoming Classic Rock and Brit Floyd tours. Dig.