Brit Floyd Show Review
So here I go again attending another cover band on Sunday night. I guess since I really can’t afford the prices of the real band, cover band it is. Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd cover) played on Sunday at Hard Rock Live in Orlando. This was a new venue for Brit Floyd because they had never played at the Hard Rock. The crowd of about 2000 people were treated to a musical and visual smorgasbord that showcased the band’s professional and musical talents.
The talented band consisted of Damian Darlington (Musical director, guitar, lapsteel and vocals), Ian Cattell (Bass guitar, vocals) , Bobby Harrison (guitar, vocals), Rob Stringer (Keyboards, vocals), Rick Benbow (Keyboard), Arran Ahmun (Drums), Carl Brunsdon (Saxophone, bass, percussion, clarinet, keyboard), Emily Jolland, Jacquie Williams and Rosalee O’Connell (Vocals).
This Brit Floyd concert, was more of a rock show than just music. Granted, the music sounded incredible, but the stage show with lights, lasers, video and choreographed movement by everyone was really a spectacle for all senses.
The show opened with “In the Flesh” with Carl Brunsdon alone on stage with a clarinet which then exploded into the full spectacle of the song. It showed the audience what they were going to experience over the remainder of the set. With Pink Floyd, there are so many great songs to choose from and this band did a great job of playing all the best from across their entire catalog. When the band changed from one album to another, we viewed a video of a child going through different albums and picking out the one in which the songs were being played from – a cool touch.
As expected, “Money,” “Mother,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Comfortably Numb,” received the biggest pop from the crowd and the encore of “Run like Hell” was a great finish to a great show.
I walked into the Hard Rock with minimal expectations and 2 1/2 hours later, walked out thinking, I am glad I was here…
In the Flesh?
The Thin Ice
Another Brick in the Wall Part 1
The Happiest Days of Our Lives
Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
Welcome to the Machine
Us and Them
Any Colour You Like
Pigs on the Wing Part 1
Take It Back
Coming Back to Life
The Great Gig in the Sky
Wish You Were Here
One of These Days
Run Like Hell