The Australian Pink Floyd Performing Their Welcome To The Machine Tour at The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham on Monday 23rd February 2015


Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

It was in April 1967 that the original Pink Floyd played the Britannia Club, but with Barrett and Wright having passed away, plus a reunion of Waters, Gilmour and Mason looking the longest of long shots, Nottingham looked to The Australian Pink Floyd tonight to be an adequate alternative to the real thing.

And they did not disappoint. Having sold over 3 million tickets to concerts which have taken place in 35 countries, a packed Royal Concert Hall was treated to a set which featured favourites from Floyd’s most iconic albums. Undoubtedly the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute band, they opened their set with an awesome Astronomy Domine which was followed by some serious Floyd fans favourites including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Another Brick In The Wall, Money, Time and Welcome To The Machine, before finishing the set with Comfortably Numb, which had this enraptured audience demanding more.

As a tribute band, there is no better. They take painstaking care to ensure that every detail from Floyd’s recordings is revived and relived. Their attention to detail and reproduction of each track was meticulous and clinically precise in every detail.

With a stage set that comprised a giant round screen, they produced a dazzling display of lights, smoke, lasers and a giant pink kangaroo. The entertainment was sheer class as this nine piece band clearly showed their professionalism and love for Floyd’s music. With the original Pink Floyd no longer producing new tracks, any tribute to them is limited to the original material. But it is what you do with that material that counts, and The Australian Pink Floyd did it proud.

They brought to life a whole Pink Floyd experience delivered with style and consummate ease, and with an encore of Run Like Hell bringing the audience to its feet, it was clear that they agreed.