Pink Floyd tribute band House of Floyd is back on tour in California and Oregon with upcoming gigs in Arcata, Petaluma, Modesto, Healdsburg, Vacaville, Bend, Big Sur and beyond. I stopped by the Santa Cruz show on March 27 at the Rio Theater, and it was awesome.
As I've said before, they put on a tremendous live show. House of Floyd gets as close to note-perfect as any band I've ever seen --including Roger Waters' own "Dark Side of the Moon" tour. The set list is new for every gig, but you'll hear plenty of classic cuts from "Dark Side of the Moon," "The Wall" as well as more obscure Syd Barrett era songs. Best of all, Mark Showalter made sure that the inflatable pig will be there, too. Not to mention the lazers, the fog machine and other cool visual effects. It was a great show and the audience was friendly, appreciative and dancing in the aisles as the night went on.
Highlights for me included Pat doing a phenomenal job on vocals for "Money," "Great Gig in the Sky" and some totally trippy instrumental work.
Here's some videos I posted on YouTube from the first set. The second set was even better.