At first, I was skeptical.
I saw the ads for PIGS floating around social media, billing themselves as Canada's most authentic Pink Floyd tribute band. But what could compare to seeing Pink Floyd in real life? My thoughts were nothing, it can’t be that good. Boy, was I ever wrong.
These guys nailed it. More than 200 fans soaked it all up like butter on popcorn at the North Peace Cultural Centre Wednesday night.
I could easily spot the classic Floyd influence in all members: as David Gilmour, frontman Josh Szczepanowski's guitar was sweet, the keys from Adam Basterfield were a right trip, and the vocals… well, if your eyes were closed, you would have a hard time telling if it were actually Roger Waters and David Gilmour, or a good tribute band, on stage.
The sound and visuals were great. Russell Eggleston and his partners did a bang-up job. It was clean and clear. The visuals by VJ Photon were a rocking, mellow and chaotic trip all throughout the changing mood of the show.
My favourite part though: Amy Konowalyk's voice. Holy snap, what a range, a delight to watch her perform the Great Gig in the Sky. Totally awesome. You could tell she was musical just by the way she danced outside the beat, slow at ¼ time, the hardest beat to follow. A musical mastermind.
Really enjoyed it. 10/10
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Happiest Days of Our Lives/Another Brick in the Wall
Pigs on the Wing
The Great Gig in the Sky
Coming Back to Life
Wish You Were Here
Us and Them
Run Like Hell