‘It’s all about the music’ - Top Pink Floyd tribute band coming to Bromley to play Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here albums
PUBLISHED: 15:18 17 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:41 20 June 2016
Think Floyd frontman Lewis Hall speaks ahead of their gig at the Churchill Theatre
While the wait goes on for a Pink Floyd reunion, one of the UK’s first tributes to the band is playing in the flesh at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre.
Think Floyd will be performing two of the progressive rock band’s finest albums in their entirety on June 24.
Frontman Lewis Hall promises an unmissable night when the four-piece step on stage in Bromley next week.
He said: “I grew up listening to all sorts of music that my older brother would play, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin were always on in the house.
“We’re going to be playing Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here in full, with some other songs as well.
“It doesn’t leave much room playing both albums, but we always do two sets to fit in some other tracks.”
Dark Side of the Moon became one of the best-selling albums of all time and is known for its iconic prism album artwork.
Pink Floyd’s 50-year career started in the sixties when Syd Barrett fronted the band for their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
He also featured on the band’s second album, which was the first to include guitarist David Gilmour.
Barrett and Pink Floyd parted ways in 1968.
The seventies saw arguably the most successful period for the band, releasing pioneering albums such as Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall.
As Think Floyd turns 21 this year, Lewis explained how they tackle 50 years and 15 album’s worth of music in one night.
“We always try to play a Syd Barrett song during our sets, it’s amazing the people who come to our shows that can have different tastes.
“You get some fans who won’t listen to anything after Wish You Were Here.”
But Lewis, who has been with the band since 2001, believes Think Floyd are more than just a surrogate band.
He said: “It’s not just wearing a flowery shirt and a wig.
“If I had to pretend to be somebody every night I don’t think I would’ve joined the band.
“Fortunately it’s all about the music and the show, and making sure we sound as close to the real thing as we can.
“It’s great fun, our current line up have been together for years, I think we’re the best we’ve ever been.
“We use digital technology to recreate some of the sounds the band used back in the 1970s, and we have a great sax player and female vocalist.”
Think Floyd will be performing at the Churchill Theatre on Friday, June 24, tickets are available at www.churchilltheatre.co.uk
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