P.Floyd - Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland January 26, 2002


From Aural Innovations #19 (April 2002)

This is a Swedish Pink Floyd tribute band. In Scandinavia there are a hell of a lot of tribute bands. In Copenhagen we have Phil Collins jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers jam, Faith No More jam, Black Sabbath jam, Korn jam, Blues Brothers jam, etc... but I have never seen or heard of one trying Pink Floyd. The concert was nearly sold out with 600 people. The band came out and opened with "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Parts 1-7. They had one drummer, two keyboard players, two guitar players, bass, saxophone and two back up singers (one male and one female). None were freaks. All very straight Swedish folks. The band played superb renditions of Pink Floyd. The lead guitar player had studied his David Gilmour. If you closed your eyes you would really think he was here. Excellent player. Before the show both Santtu and I had hoped to hear the old Pink Floyd but it was not going to be these guys doing that. Next up was a song from Division Bell, and then the complete Dark Side of the Moon! That was pretty damn impressive. They cut "On The Run" a little short and did a little improv jam during "Money" but other than that it was pretty exact. The female singer did an excellent job on the "Great Gig In The Sky". The lead vocalist is very very good sounding like Roger Waters and he sings all the Gilmour parts with the right inflections but lacks the depth of his voice. Can't have everything. Next the band played "Learning To Fly" and "Have A cigar" and "Wish You Were Here". Then we got to hear some tracks from The Wall. They played most of the first side of the record plus "Mother". The encores were "Run Like Hell" and "Comfortably Numb". Interestingly, they came out and did two more encores. The first was the Trial, which I thought was very cool to do. They ended the show with "Outside The Wall", with the whole band singing and whistling. Excellent 2 hour show of Pink Floyd music. They did not have any light or visual show to go along with it as I had heard they did but oh well. Cool night.

Reviewed by Scott Heller


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