Pink Floyd tribute band, Brit Floyd, brought the Space and Time Continuum World Tour to the historic Florida Theater in downtown Jacksonville.
20-June-2016: Fans of Pink Floyd old and new needed only to close their eyes to take themselves back in time. Brit Floyd, under the musical direction of Damian Darlington, brings the experience of a Pink Floyd concert to life complete with the visuals and lasers that make possible the closest thing to the genuine experience.
After last year’s success with the Space and Time tour, 2016 brings forth the Space and Time Continuum World Tour with the theme that gives fans 50 years of Pink Floyd. With so many songs available from the Pink Floyd discography, the show not only had the best of last year’s but new material as well.
The show was complete with lasers and backdrops showcasing some of music’s most iconic imagery from an age when album art was as important as the vinyl inside. The first half of the show included “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Pigs,” and “Just Another Brick in the Wall.”
During the 20-minute intermission, the crowd consisting of all ages could be heard in full agreement that Brit Floyd was simply amazing. For the older generations who spoke of seeing Pink Floyd live decades earlier, the Brit Floyd show inside the beautiful and historic Florida Theater was sure to leave them with a lasting memory.
The second half and subsequent encore gave way to some of the more ethereal music featuring keyboardist Thomas Ashbrook. “Echoes,” “Empty Spaces,” “Young Lust,” and “Money” were just some of the tracks played that make up the sound that is uniquely Pink Floyd. An encore that included “Wish You Were Here” could only begin to be a statement to anyone who missed what is certainly one of the world’s best tribute bands.
Brit Floyd is Damian Darlington (musical director, guitar, vocals), Rob Stringer (keyboards, vocals), Ian Cattell (bass guitar, vocals), Edo Scordo (guitar, vocals), Arran Ahmun (drums), and Thomas Ashbrook (keyboards, vocals). Backing vocalists include Ola Bienkowska, Angela Cervantes, Roberta Freeman, Emily Jollands, and Jacquie Williams.
Check out previous coverage of Brit Floyd including the 2015 Brit Floyd show at the Florida Theater or a 2014 interview with Damian Darlington, musical director for Brit Floyd.