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The Floyd Band rock The Continental

Posted on - 31st May, 2016 - 1:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Events, Music, Preston City Centre, Reviews
David Tingle on lead vocals Pic: Rich Photography

David Tingle on lead vocals Pic: Rich Photography

Preston was transported back to the heady days of prog rock on Saturday and Sunday night.

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A Bank Holiday weekend meant the pints were flowing freely and the feet stomping at the Continental for the return of the Floyd Band.

Covering classic Pink Floyd tracks I was transported back to a time of sitting in my Dad’s car and hearing Dark Side of the Moon on repeat during school holiday excursions.

The Floyd Band have developed a reputation as a great live act, and they make the Floyd accessible for devotees and casual fans alike.

Rob Edney and Nick Carey rock out Pic: Rich Photography

Rob Edney and Nick Carey rock out Pic: Rich Photography

There’s a great party atmosphere during their concerts and they play a good mix of early and later Floyd tracks.

I’m approaching 30 and so to me they are not a band I know by second nature, but it’s odd how many of their tracks are ingrained in your subconscious from childhood.

Michael Henderson's guitar playing is exceptional Pic: Rich Photography

Michael Henderson’s guitar playing is exceptional Pic: Rich Photography

Money, Run Like Hell and Have a Cigar are absolute belters and the Floyd Band do them justice with solos and interludes in all the prosaic glory of the Floyd.

Having never seen the original I can’t tell you whether they stack up, but with two nights sold out in a decent size venue, this seven-piece are clearly doing something right. And above all they are having fun doing it, and that’s what this concert was – just good, beer-swilling, foot-tapping, Saturday night fun.

Did you go to the gig? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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