The award winning 'Dark Side Of The Wall' are one of the country's leading Pink Floyd tribute bands with over 20 years of live performances behind them. During this time they have built up a substantial following and a reputation for recreating not just the music, but also the atmospheric live performances of one of the world’s most enduring rock bands, the legendary Pink Floyd.
DSOTW have experienced several line-up changes over the years and these have enabled the band to stay fresh, and faithful to their original premise; performing live Pink Floyd music to dedicated fans throughout the midlands and beyond.
Still going strong, and with 17 years in the band behind them now, are Steve Chilton on bass and Pete Riley on keyboards. Originally recruited as 'new boys' back in January 2000 they are now the longest serving members by some distance and have performed nearly 300 DSOTW shows each. All joining at the same time back in 2005 were Andy Nixon on lead guitar, Jon Murdock on rhythm guitar and keyboards and Mick Freeman on lead vocals. In recent years the band has also recruited Pete 'Taz' Morgan on saxophone (2011), Louise Wilson on backing vocals and Tony Norris on drums. With six vocalists and a tendency to swap instruments depending on the demands of each song the band prides itself on it’s flexibility, something which is crucial in doing justice to Floyd’s amazingly diverse back catalogue.
Playing around 2.5 hours of classic tracks in an almost reverent tribute to Pink Floyd, a Dark Side Of The Wall show is terrific entertainment and, despite the perceived seriousness of the music, they prove that a Floyd show can put a smile on your face! Entertainment is key and the priority is to ensure the audience have thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Whether you are a bona-fide ‘Floydie’ or just looking for a really good night out, a DSOTW show is a must for all genuine fans of rock music at it’s best and it’s most evocative.
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