by Jim Snyder
Good day all Pink Floyd fans!!!! Just got back from the show at the Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL. on May 20, 2022. The show was called the Gilmour Project. This is no cover band, but a band celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dark Side Of The Moon. This band is filled with seasoned musicians, headed by Jeff Pevar, Kasim Sulton (from Todd Rundgren fame), Prairie Prince ( from the Tubes), Mark Karan (Ratdog) and Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh and Friends). I am not a big fan of cover bands, as you probably know, but this was hardly a cover band. The interpretations of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour’s music was impressive.
The night started off with “Dogs” which I saw back in 1978 in a stadium (and I think it was the last stadium show I ever saw) on the Animals tour. This really got the crowd fired up from the start and then they broke into “Learning To Fly”, which is one of my very favorite Pink Floyd songs.
If you’ve been to a Pink Floyd show, you expect a great lighting show and amazing pictorials and this show delivered a great light show. In my personal opinion, they had one of the best guys to do that, Hans Stoop. He provided all the but lighting and backdrops that any Pink Floyd fan would appreciate. So, not only was the band sound amazing the lighting was also very enticing.
The show continued on with an old classic, “Echoes.” Moving on in the set, coming towards the end, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” excelled. The last song in the first set was “One Of These Days” ending with a powerful bass solo driven by Kasim Sulton that I think would make Roger Waters proud.
The second set opened with “Speak To Me.” As the show was running along it was great to hear “Time” and of course “Money.” Somewhere in the mix, the drummer, Prairie Prince, had a superb drum solo. For the encore, they opened with the tribute song Pink Floyd did for the Ukrainian people “Hey, Hey, Rise Up”. Closing the show with the classic “Comfortably Numb” was just a perfect topper to a great evening.
As I said before, If you ever thought “I can’t go see a cover band”, google these guys, play some of their live streams and then go see one of their shows and I think you will agree they are interpreting Pink Floyd and David Gilmour very well. Now, I think I will go out and Have a Cigar!
Learning To Fly >
Running Up That Hill
There’s No Way Out of Here
Set The Controls >
Shine On You Crazy Diamond >
One of These Days
“(A Piece for Assorted Lunatics)”
On The Run >
Time > Breathe reprise
The Great Gig In The Sky
The New Travel Sequence >
Drums + Keys (Sequencing) >
Dear Mr. Fantasy/ Hey Jude tease >
Us & Them >
Any Color You Like >
Brain Damage >
Hey Hey Rise Up >
Chicago coda (CSN)
(We Can Change The World)
JUN 01 Birchmere
Wednesday, 7:30PM Alexandria, VA
NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Thursday, 8:00PM Westbury, NY
Susquehanna Valley Event Center
w/ Mark Karan, Willie Jack and the Northern Light, Scott Guberman
Saturday, 5:00PM Selinsgrove, PA
Atlanta Symphony concert hall
Sunday, 7:30PM Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, 8:00PM Clearwater, FL
Wednesday, 7:00PM Fort Lauderdale, FL
Saturday, 8:00PM Mexico City, Mexico
We caught up with Scott Guberman and asked what his next plans are and he indicated that he is doing Monday nights at Sweetwater in the Bay Area: Event description and tickets.
AND – he is starting a Grateful Thursdays night in Novato: Event description and tickets.
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