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One of the best tribute bands, House of Floyd, played this Saturday April 20 at the Rio theater in Santa Cruz.  They offer a tremendous "note-for-note" performance of classic Pink Floyd hits along with more obscure tracks from deep in the Pink Floyd archive. 

Here's some of the video I shot and uploaded to YouTube.  Sound quality is good, and I've uploaded in HD resolution.  


SetlistThe setlist included many of the classic Pink Floyd singles as well as some deeper tracks from Meddle and other albums from the Syd Barrett era.

Personally, I favor the more melodic songs from the later albums, but it was obvious there were many fans of all eras at the show.  

House of Floyd is such a great live band, I'm not sure a camera can ever really capture how much fun they are to see.  I've posted some photos on PicasaWeb and embedded them below.  But my advice is to go see the live.  That's  where you really get the full impact of their performance, with not only the sound, but also the lightshow, the lasers, the projection videos and most of all the energy.

The band's performance is tight, vocals are very close to the originals and the playing is as close to note-for-note as you're ever likely to see for some of these songs.  And in case it's not obvious, this is a band that bring tremendous enthusiasm and joy to their work.  House of Floyd will be touring through the summer, and I encourage you to sign up for their newsletter so you can keep track of their schedule.


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