Celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has been running since 1988. Since its opening day, the production has sold over four million tickets and made stops in more than 35 countries.
The show has been called one of the most sought-after touring productions in operation.
Hailed as the “Gold Standard,” the band was even asked by David Gilmour to play at his 50th birthday party.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show will make stops throughout the UK, including Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool.
The band that brings this production to life has spent years working on the sound, feel and experience. The journey, which began in 1988 in Adelaide, has been a long one, but today, the act is one of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands in the world.
The band consists of:
- Steve Mac on guitar and vocals
- Jason Sawford on keyboards
- Colin Wilson on bass and vocals
- Paul Bonney on drums
- Chris Barnes on vocals
- David Domminney Fowler on guitar and vocals
- Ricky Howard on bass and vocals
- Emily Lynn on vocals
- Lara Smiles on vocals
- Lorelei McBroom on vocals
- Mike Kidson on saxophone
In 1993, Glenn Povey, owner of ‘Brain Damage’ magazine – the biggest Pink Floyd fan magazine – asked the band to play at the Pink Floyd fan convention he was organizing in Wembley.
The band put on a three-hour show that is still talked about to this day. Povey, enthused about the band’s reception, began booking more shows for the group. He continued booking shows for the next three years.
The following year, the band’s following started to grow both in the UK and in the rest of Europe. They were also asked to play at Gilmour’s 50th birthday that year.
Over the years, the band’s audience of followers has grown, and their touring schedule has been increasingly more demanding.
Floyd’s legendary album Wish You Were Here celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005, which sent the band on a rigorous tour in the UK, South American and even Malta; a show that drew a crowd of 10,000 people.
In 2009, they played for the first time ever at Wembly Arena.
Throughout the years together, the band has been constantly evolving their production. In 2011, they added 3D projections to their shows. In 2013, the 40th anniversary of The Dark Side of the Moon, the band played to sold-out crowds in Europe and had their first-ever show in Russia.