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Brit Floyd -- Int’l Pink Floyd cover band returns to SWFL Thursday

June 21, 2016
Melissa Schneider - Editor (mchneider@breezenewspapers.com) , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Following its hugely successful 150-concert date tour around the globe in 2015, Brit Floyd, known as "The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show," has returned to North America to continue its amazing journey through 50 years of Pink Floyd, and the vast and incredible catalogue of music they have given us.

The musical troupe will perform locally at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Thursday, June 23, with showtime beginning at 8 p.m.

As well as performing the favorite moments from "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," "The Wall" and "The Division Bell," Brit Floyd will treat audiences to its show-stopping rendition of Echoes, in its entirety, from the landmark album "Meddle," as well as a host of other Pink Floyd musical gems.

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Brit Floyd returns to SWFL June 23. Photo by Melissa Schneider.

Brit Floyd lead vocalist, guitarist and musical director, Damian Darlington, said, "The audience reaction to the Space and Time show in 2015 was so positive that we've decided to continue that theme in 2016 with Space and Time Continuum, and we aim to deliver an even stronger performance for everyone. There is so much quality material to choose from across the Pink Floyd repertoire, and we will definitely be trying a few different songs this time around as well as including all the favorites."

Officially kicking off the second leg of the tour during our interview, Damian said the show has been going fantastically so far. "Every year, we book more and more dates. Last year was the most shows I've ever done, 150 shows," he explained. "This is what we're all about: playing live it makes the show work, and it's what we enjoy doing, getting on stage, entertaining people."

The latest Coninuum tour has even more great hits from Pink Floyd, along with an even larger LED/laser light and video show, as well as other effects that make this far more than just a musical concert, but a true musical experience, from the sights, from the sounds, from the complete experience.

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"We have lots of songs we've never played before, and it's a solid 2.5-hour performance, from the beginning to the end," Damian said. "Including a special performance feature of the 22-minute Echoes track from the "Meddle" album for serious Floyd fans."

Brit Floyd began in 2011, with Damian at the helm from the very beginning, and has performed in other Pink Floyd bands for longer than 22 years. "It's become a major part of my life," he said. Damian and his crew want to make sure they bring the true sound and feel of Pink Floyd to each and every city in which they perform, and their fans are never disappointed.

"It's all about the fans that's what makes this all possible our fans. They keep coming to our shows, buying the tickets. It's always great to meet them, talk to them, see what else they want to hear," Damian said. "These shows allow them to relive their memories; it's a very appealing part of what we do bringing back lots of memories, like a sound-check of their lives. And then new fans become this sort of face for the music."

As always, the musical cast of Brit Floyd is eager to offer a meet and greet after the show, meeting the fans and signing merchandise.

Tickets to the South Fort Myers event range from $37 to $80 and may be purchased online at BBMannPAH.com. VIP?packages are aso available. For further information, call the box office, 239-481-4849 or 800-440-7469.

 
 

 

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