MacFloyd set to celebrate their Dark Side

MacFloyd play FTH on Thursday, March 14.
MacFloyd play FTH on Thursday, March 14.

Tribute band MacFloyd will be taking the prog rock posse on a journey to the section of the lunar landscape that is not well lit next week.

Pink Floyd’s massively successful album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and the Scottish tribute act will be playing it live in its entirety at Falkirk Town Hall on Thursday, March 14.

As Roger Waters is still estranged from the group - even after the great vibe of 2005’s amazing Live 8 reunion - and alchemist of the keyboards Rick Wright is no longer with us, it seems MacFloyd are the only nine people left on the planet with the required chops to deliver a worthy rendition of ‘Moon’ to a live audience.

The songs featured on the album, which would have secured legendary status for its pristine prism cover alone, have burned themselves into the record buying - and tune downloading - public since they were first released in 1973 and include ‘Money’, ‘Time’, ‘Eclipse’ and ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’.

MacFloyd certainly have the musical ability to recreate everything from David Gilmour’s soaring string stretching solos to Clare Torry’s emotive and haunting wordless vocals.

If ‘Dark Side’ is the night’s headliner, then support comes in the form of sublime tracks from Floyd’s other masterpieces ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Division Bell’.

Who knows, the band may even throw in the odd number by that old “Crazy Diamond” himself Syd Barrett.

For tickets and more information call The Steeple on (01324) 506850.