SINCE those early days of psychedelia when they graced the Empire Theatre as part of a tour package with Jimi Hendrix, The Move and Amen Corner, the Floyd have been worshipped by Scousers.
Forty-four years on, Pink Floyd don’t play together any more and two of the originals may no longer be with us, but put a decent tribute act on and the fans arrive in droves.
Tribute groups are becoming more popular, and culturally important, as time passes and original bands retire or fade away.
They allow you to hear music the way it was once played, and otherwise can only be heard on albums.
Brit Floyd are up there with the best.
Led by guitar player/vocalist Damian Darlington, who in his 19 years with another top-notch outfit, the Aussie Floyd, actually played for David Gilmour’s 50th birthday, they produce a full-on extravaganza of sound, light and pyrotechnics.
It’s as close to the original Pink Floyd experience as you’re going to get, with a few improvisations and an overall heavier rock treatment.