Thanks for the amazing talents and generosity of many people – but mostly Andy Lee, our supertalented sound engineer Si Hardacre (http://www.redshiftsound.co.uk/) and The FLoyd Band’s super talented guitarist, Rob Edney, we have got a stunning new video of our performance at Chorley Town Hall last year.
To say we are chuffed is a major understatement.
Please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFn8AnJI4kI
One of our collective dreams will come true this summer when we get the opportunity to headline the Friday night (30th June) of the fantastic Testifest festival.
The two day event on the 30th and 31st June is fast becoming established as a brilliant family weekend fundraiser in support of research into testicular cancer.
The festival is held on an idyllic farmsite in Tosside in deepest rural Lancashire, and has the full panoply of glamping, camping, crafts and workshops, more fantastic food and ales than you can shake a pint pot or prosecco glass at – as well as a stellar lineup of bands and performers.
We can’t wait and would love to see as many of our great fans out there supporting this amazing event as possible
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/testifestival/
At long last – perhaps inevitably a little later than we had hoped for – the much anticipated website is here.
There has been a huge amount of effort by a lot of people to get this together and our thanks go to Ian Austin and Kate Cove at HGA for all their unstinting hours of toil and their unlimited talent.
Now that we have our shiny new site we are determined to keep it as up to date as we can. You will already see that our currently promoted gigs are listed here. We will make sure that all future dates are listed here as well as on our Facebook page too.
Any feedback would be very much welcomed!
The Floyd Band
We’re delighted to announce – albeit a little late for those who came to see us last Friday – that we have 2 new boys in the band
Our original “boy wonder” bass player – Robert Tingle – is now hard at work at Lancaster University. In his place, to keep the low end grooving and rocking in fantastic style is Nick Carey. Whilst not quite as young as Robert, Nick is still very much helping to keep the average age of the band down.
We also welcome a new “Rob” to the band – this time it’s Rob Edney who has taken up the mantle of lead, rhythm and lap steel guitar – not all at the same time.
Both new boys have been burning the midnight oil to get up to speed with our existing material – and proved their mettle at a gig last Friday where we had a fantastic response from a packed crowd at The Sir Tom Finney in Penwortham, Preston.
We are now looking to get some more gigs in the diary for 2016 and can’t wait to get back out there playing our Pink Floyd favourites
As we have trailed over a couple of months, our gig at The Contie on 18th July will be the last that our superstar bass player, Robert Tingle, plays with us before heading off to University in September.
As such we are looking for an equally talented – although not necessarily as young and good looking (he takes after his Mother) bass guitarist to take his place.
Obviously you need to be a Floyd fan – and a phenomenal player too – and it would really help if you were based in the Preston area and were a thoroughly wonderful person.
If that sounds like you and you are interested in joining the ranks of our increasingly admired, successful and thoroughly enjoyable band, then either come along and see us and say hello or contact us through the website or our Facebook page.
We’re delighted to announce that The Floyd Band is returning to the site of our first gig of this year – The New Continental – or as we all know it “The Contie” in South Meadow Lane, Preston.
Our gig in January sold out within a few weeks and tickets are already flying out of the door.
Expect the usual performances of Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon in full – but be prepared for some new material too!
Tickets are available from the venue and online
See you there
Hot on the heels of our triumphant gig at The Contie it’s great to announce another 3 gigs – all in Lancashire and all within the next few months.
The dates and locations are:
Saturday 21st March at The Gregson Arts and Community Centre in Lancaster
Saturday 18th April at The Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall
Saturday 30th May at Longton VM Sports and Social Club (perhaps unsurprisingly, this is in Longton)
Check out our Gigs page on the website for details of how to get tickets
What a brilliant night!
Around 150 people came down to The New Continental, many people’s favourite venue in Preston, to see us last night – and what a brilliant time was had.
The two albums that we have played in full before – Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of The Moon – were supplements with 4 songs from The Wall – 2 of them (Hey You and In The Flesh) appearing alongside Another Brick in The Wall and Comfortably Numb – for the first time.
It was also the first time on stage for Neil Carr – playing amazing saxophone on most of the set and giving a whole new texture to Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money and especially Us and Them. Neil also added his vocal talents and took the band’s footwear in a completely new direction too.
There was a brilliant response from the crowd to the great new look light and projection show – and thanks go to James Gelson who has worked so hard to get this looking so professional.
So – a couple of days of rest and recuperation before we meet again to see what we are going to do next in terms of new material.
There are gigs booked in Lancaster, Longton and Chorley over the next few months – and we will publish details and booking information as soon as we can.
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to The Contie and made it a night we will never forget.
See you on the next one
The Floyd Band
A day of real progress at The Floyd Band rehearsal HQ today.
We have been privileged to have had Paul Sheard – an amazing lighting director – with us to start programming the lights for our 2015 pub shows.
Paul is off on the road with one of his regular clients, the legend that is Paul Carrack, later this week, for another leg of his UK tour.
The show is really coming together and we are looking forward to Paul’s next visit – after which James, our regular lighting technician, will be in at the deep end, running the lights for us.
Next step is to get the video projection sorted and check that the ever growing rig can actually fit in the room at The Contie; unfortunately that means another visit to one of our favourite pubs.
The final 4 tickets for our first gig of 2015 sold last night.
We can’t wait to see everyone at The New Continental (otherwise known as The Contie) in Preston on Saturday 31st January.
It’s the first Floyd Band gig to feature Neil Carr, our amazing sax player.