Fans of 1970s rock are in for a treat when Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept show tours the region in November.
The tribute band, Echoes of Pink Floyd, will play on November 3 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
This will be the band’s first tour in Western Australia and lead vocalist Matt Goodluck said the musicians were excited to bring the people of Mandurah a good show.
Echoes of Pink Floyd comprises a six-piece band featuring Daniel Hunter on lead guitar, Jason Miller on drums, Mark Dole on bass, Paul Bindig on keyboards and synthesisers, Mark MacNab on rhythm and acoustic guitar and Matt Goodluck on lead vocals.
“We all feel very privileged to be a part of this and this will be our first time coming to Western Australia, so we all feel very excited,” he said.
“i haven’t been to Mandurah before.
“I really hope we get a little bit of down time to explore.”
He said an exciting aspect of all the band’s shows is that they enlist the help of the local choir at each location they play at.
In Mandurah the Stray Cats Theatre Company have been picked to join the band on stage for a song.
Goodluck said it brought a great local angle to the show.
“Another Brick in the Wall part two was originally performed on the album with a children’s choir and it’s something that we try and incorporate into all of our shows,” he said.
“It’s always a big thrill for the kids who get a chance to perform with a real rock band on a big stage and obviously it's a big thrill for their parents and families as well.
“It’s a chance for us to involve the local community whereever we’re playing.
‘We found that some of the more regional places that we played… there’s a real appreciation from audiences that maybe don’t get a lot of shows.
The tour around regional WA, celebrating 35 years since Pink Floyd last toured The Wall album, will also include stops in Bunbury, Perth and Albany.
He said their performance would be jam pack and that attendees had a lot to look forward to.
“I guess audiences can expect a two hour show. It’s a very big production as there’s six musicians on stage. There’s a big light show, much like Pink Floyd but on a much smaller scale to them,” he said.
“Pink Floyd was a band that maybe didn’t have the strongest personalities in the band but they used the lighting and video to… act as their personality.
“That’s something that we’re very aware of and that we try to incorporate into all of our shows.
“We think it’s very important.
“So as well as the light and the visual aspect you’ve got to look forward to the first half of the show focuses on Pink Floyd’s 1979 iconic album the wall.
“So there’s a certain theatrical aspect to that part of the show as well.
“The band has been going since 2009. It started out sort of as a pub, covers band. It has gradually evolved over the years to become what it is now.
“I’ve been with the band for the last three years. I’ve spent man years playing in pub cover bands myself but this was the first band that I’ve been apart of that… at this kind of level.
“We all have a really passion for that music. We’re all big Floyd fans. So we’re very excited.
“I feel very fortunate to be a part of it because there’s not to many bands that can… get to this kind of level and tour around the country.”
Goodluck said tickets for the Mandurah show were already selling fast.
“I’m not sure what the anticipation is like there at the moment for what we’re about to bring but the tickets are selling quite well so i would say that there’s enthusiasm there,” he said.
Visit http://www.echoesofpinkfloyd.com.au/ for more information.