Pink Floyd Projeck – English


 The Pink Floyd Project

“No compromise” from Danish 10 piece that takes Pink Floyd classics to a new level.

The outset

The Pink Floyd Project was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in late 2002. As the name suggests, the ensemble was gathered around the music of Pink Floyd – classic, British rock music as timeless as it’s ambitious: Pink Floyd has transcended generations and sold more than 150 million LP’s, cassettes and CD’s since 1967.  At first, the idea of the “Project” was dismissed by sceptics as an unnecessary addition to an already crowded tribute band scene in Denmark. Two years down the line, The Pink Floyd Project is recognized as one of the best live attractions in Denmark. Thousands of Danish FloydFreaksTM can’t be wrong: The Pink Floyd Project is the real deal.

The band

But what makes 7 guys and 3 girls – wildly divergent in age and background – walk into a musical minefield where the fans’ expectations are only matched by their scrutiny? How can a band in the age of Microsoft, Game Boy and ever shorter live gigs play three hour shows and leave the audience wanting more? Why is The Pink Floyd Project welcomed with open arms by concert promoters and audiences alike in a time, where most “serious” venues and music fans (in Denmark, that is) avoid tribute bands like the plague?

The answer’s deceptively simple: It’s impossible to perform the music of Pink Floyd, if you don’t live it, breathe it and sleep it. Cover tunes may be the byword for easy money and a steady gigging schedule for many a disillusioned musician, but not so for The Pink Floyd Project. This band is a pure, unadulterated labour of love uniting 10 music lovers aged 23 to 54. The band members have yet to quit their day jobs – most of them music based or music related – but they are all willing to go “Project Pro” when the right time comes.
The audience recognizes that special dedication. The Pink Floyd Project quickly became a cultish, yet very popular part of the Copenhagen scene. Throughout 2004 the pattern repeated itself on a national level. The statistics speak for themselves: No FloydFanTM would come back for more, if the band didn’t deliver.

The songs

The Pink Floyd Project has all the bases covered: From the early Pink Floyd’s innocently trippy debut ”The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn” (1967) through the masterful  ”Dark Side Of The Moon” (1973), ”Wish You Were Here” (1975) and ”The Wall” (1979) up to the Floyd’s Indian summer-era albums ”A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” (1987) and ”The Division Bell” (1994). At this point the alphabetical bag reads like this:

A Great Day For Freedom – Another Brick In The Wall, pt. 2 – Any Colour You Like – Brain Damage – Breathe – Cirrus Minor – Comfortably Numb – Coming Back To Life – Dogs – Echoes – Eclipse – Have A Cigar – Hey You – High Hopes – In The Flesh – Is There Anybody Out There? – Keep Talking – Learning To Fly – Money – Mother – Nobody Home – On The Run – One Of These Days – One Slip – Pigs On The Wing, pt. 1 – Run Like Hell – Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Signs Of Life – Sorrow – Speak To Me – Syd Barrett Medley (excerpts from Astronomy Domine, Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, The Gnome, Apples And Oranges, Lucifer Sam, Matilda Mother, Corporal Clegg and Bike) – The Grand Vizier’s Garden Party – The Great Gig In The Sky – The Nile Song – Time – Us And Them – Welcome To The Machine – What Do You Want From Me – Wish You Were Here – Young Lust. / 21. april 2005 / Kunstner