REVIEW: Australian Pink Floyd at The NIA Birmingham
The spectacle that is The Australian Pink Floyd Show arrived back at the Birmingham NIA for part of their Set The Controls Tour.
With a packed out audience, the show was separated into two sets, the first being a tour long list, and the latter being selected by the audience online before the show.
Starting the show off with ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond’, the band showed the crowd why they are certified by Pink Floyd. The outstanding musical work the members put in is obvious from the get go, with flawless musical work from the near identical guitar work to the vocal range between everyone on stage.
The band continued through their set with ‘Welcome to The Machine’ from ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘Time’ and ‘Breathe’ from ‘Dark Side of The Moon’ and ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ from ‘The Wall’, showing the scope of their knowledge and talent, whilst continually dazzling with the lighting and stage presence that is akin to Pink Floyd.
The second set of the show involved the ‘Set The Controls’ part of the show, and the setlist was developed around pre-selected songs by the audience. With the audience eager for the show to start again, the stage erupted into noise and light.
The night drew to a close with 4 of the biggest Pink Floyd hits, ‘Wish You Were Here’, ‘One of These Days’, ‘Comfortably Numb’ and an encore of ‘Run Like Hell’, getting the audience clapping and on their feet. The energy was outstanding and the room filled with light as the show ended. An amazing night by a world renowned band, one to not be missed.
Australian Pink Floyd are back in England on the 20th of August at Greenwich Music Time. Tickets can be found here.