See The Floyd Effect at the Harlow Playhouse

Lifestyle / Mon 16th Feb 2015 at 12:53pm

LONG before they became one of the largest grossing acts of all time, Pink Floyd were formed in Cambridge during the halcyon days of flower power, psychedelia, and the Summer of Love. With songs such as See Emily Play and the instrumental experimentation of Interstellar Overdrive, they pushed the boundaries of music in ways that had never been attempted before.

By the time that the band released Dark Side Of The Moon in 1973 (an album that would quickly set records for sales and chart longevity that will probably never be equalled) they had already built a fanatical following. But Dark Side, as it is still universally known, cemented their place in the rock pantheon, and subsequent albums such as Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall were to see them grow into a musical juggernaut.

Unfortunately, the death of keyboard player Rick Wright in September 2008 meant that Pink Floyd could never perform again, even if the members had managed to resolve their person differences. So, although an album (The Endless River) containing Wright’s final contributions was released to great acclaim in 2014, the banner of Pink Floyd is now carried forward by devotees such as The Floyd Effect, who painstakingly recreate the experience of seeing and hearing a concert by the original band.

“Fans of Pink Floyd know every nuance of the band’s music”, says bassist Garry Tyrrell, who also acts as The Floyd Effect’s promoter, “and 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. Of course, it helps that everyone in the band loves the music of Pink Floyd every bit as much as our audience does!”

With a show that includes a full light show and projections, The Floyd Effect has been performing for eight years, not only in theatres up and down the country, but also attending (and frequently headlining) tribute festivals such as Tribfest. Their reviews are unequivocal – “like hearing Pink Floyd themselves”, and “The Floyd Effect have to be the most musically talented tribute band ever. Un-bloody-believable”, which was broadcast by Darren Lethem of Radio Magic 1161, the compère of Tribfest in 2010.

The Floyd Effect will be appearing at The Playhouse Theatre in Harlow on 26 February at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available from the box office for just £17.
Call 01279 431945.


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