New Theatre, Oxford, May 9th 2012
The self proclaimed "World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show", Brit Floyd, thrilled Oxford's New Theatre with one of the most impressive tribute acts you'll ever experience. Pink Floyd are well known for their amazing live shows, making their performances into an immersive multimedia experience for all to enjoy - and this is certainly what you get from Brit Floyd too. Combining lavish visuals with outstanding audio, this is a performance not to be missed.
The light show is a visual feast combining props, pyrotechnics and a projection screen displaying video footage throughout. The production level is high on this lights-heavy performance, with each song having its own distinct feel using lasers, strobes, and spotlights to create a real atmosphere - as well as being timed to perfection to sync with the key changes and beats in the songs.
Sound effects were another crucial part of the performance used to set the mood. I particularly liked the helicopter sound effects and the two white searching lights at the beginning of the song Another Brick in the Wall. During Nobody Home the noise from the TV set on stage was heard throughout the song, and in the intro to Time the ticking of the clock was clearly heard.
As you'd expect from a tribute show, all the classic hits were played, including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Another Brick in the Wall, Hey You, Is There Anyone Out There, Nobody Home, Vera, and to end the show, Comfortably Numb and Run Like Hell.
All six members of the band were clearly very talented and passionate about each and every song they belted out. Some swapped instruments and guitars throughout, proving how multi-talented they are.
This large-scale show is the closest you'll get to the real thing - an absolute must-see for true Floyd fans! A spectacular show that truly indulges the eyes as much as the ears. Recommended.