Flaunting ridiculous amounts of talent, Pink Floyd are one of the biggest, most eccentric and experimental bands of the 70’s. Notorious for creating exceptional cinematic sound sculptures, bending musical boundaries and being way ahead of their age, Pink Floyd’s deep technicality and uniquely distinctive sound is undeniable.
Fuelled by a group of great creative minds, the London rock band’s music is comprised of the most profound lyrics, intellectual musical composition and epic, near-impossible guitar solos. Releasing powerful, theme-based albums that can only be described as magical, their work leads you somewhere interesting… a different kind of place that no other music really quite taps into.
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The Newport Hotel’s exclusive Record Club recognises some of Western Australia’s most iconic and beloved musicians. Boosting the local music scene in a very promising light, the second last night of Season 5 pays tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album. Us and Them – featuring some of Perth’s most recognised talent – will be performing this classic record in all its entirety Thursday 23rd June, 2016. Event details here.
Meet Us and Them
The Us and Them lineup consists of:
Elysia Murphy: (Keys, Vocals) – Steve Hensby Band, Bonnie Scott’s Jazz Duo.
Josh Dyson: (Keys, Vocals) – Steve Hensby Band, Timothy Nelson, The Villans.
Karl Florisson: (Bass) – Fat Sparrow, The Villans.
Gregory Brenton: (Drums) – Fat Sparrow, Proof.
The Dark Side of the Moon’s Musical Perfection
Ever-present in most people’s record players throughout the 70’s, Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon is musical perfection. Released in 1973, the classic masterpiece of an album was quickly cemented in becoming one of the bestselling records ever made when the band’s hit single, Money, sent fans and music enthusiasts around the world into a wild frenzy.
Switching between strange and obscure to plain old rock and roll, right through to psychedelic madness, The Dark Side of the Moon features some of the band’s best performances. It was the album that took the world by surprise; remaining as a classic today to be enjoyed by generations to come. Showcasing the works of a tormented genius and a sound that would later define Pink Floyd as we know and love, The Dark Side of the Moon pushes rock music to the strangest, most magical of realms.
“The Dark Side of the Moon, for me, is one piece of music. It’s quite like classical music in its structure. I’ve know the record for as long as I can remember because my folks are big Floyd fans. I love the combination of Richard Wright’s film scoring style writing mixed with Gilmore’s solos and Roger Waters’ lyrics. It’s a great combination”.
“Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon is one of the best records of all time. There’s lots of parts to cover and it’s an amazing album to play. I’m very lucky to be working with these musicians for this project, too”.
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“The Record Club is an amazing, beautiful thing. I’ve been so lucky to have the opportunity to play with so many different musicians and alongside a variety of different projects. Steve and Mal make the Record Club an incredible night out both as a performer and as a punter”
“For the Pink Floyd night, we aren’t using any backing tracks and we’re hitting up every part from the record. Different albums have different challenges… The Dark Side of the Moon’s challenge is to be as close to the album as possible”.
This is the second last night for Season 5 at The Newport Record Club with The Doors still to come. Stay tuned on the Toward Music blog to find out all the juicy details in the lead-up to each show and follow The Newport Record Club on Facebook for all official updates.