Treat for the Pink Floyd fans

The Witness - - ARTS -

DUR­BAN band Tem­plar Funk will be pay­ing trib­ute to Bri­tish rock band Pink Floyd in Wish You Were Here at 7 pm for 7.30 pm on Fe­bru­ary 17 at the Hexagon Theatre at the Uni­ver­sity of KwaZulu­Natal’s Pi­eter­mar­itzburg cam­pus.

Pink Floyd’s mu­sic, apart from one or two well­worn stan­dards, is both com­plex, di­verse and not easy to recre­ate in a lo­cal con­text.

Neil Ford (bass), Steven Squier (gui­tar and vo­cals) and Ross Tap­son (gui­tar and vo­cals) have taken on the chal­lenge of bring­ing the band’s songs to lo­cal stages and have called in a cou­ple of friends to help them out.

Join­ing them will be Dul­cie Eras­mus on key­boards and vo­cals, Grant Hal­l­i­day on drums and Martin Sig­a­money on sax­o­phone.

Wish You Were Here, which has en­joyed sold­out per­for­mances in Dur­ban, Richards Bay and Rams­gate, will ex­plore as­pects of the Pink Floyd reper­toire that haven’t been cov­ered ex­ten­sively, even by Pink Floyd them­selves.

That means fans can ex­pect to hear wellloved clas­sics as well as bet­ter­known songs from al­bums like Wish You Were Here and Mo­men­tary Lapse of Rea­son.

Tick­ets are R120. The evening is a pic­nic­style show, so take your food, but no drinks. There is a cash bar. Ta­bles seat 10, but book­ings can be for fewer. To book, e­mail hexagon@ukzn.ac.za

— Arts Ed­i­tor.

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Tem­plar Funk will be per­form­ing at the Hexagon Theatre on Fe­bru­ary 17.

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