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PIGS delivers deliriously psychedelic Pink Floyd experience

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.

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 

 

SET LIST

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Happiest Days of Our Lives/Another Brick in the Wall

Mother

Dogs

Pigs

Sheep

Pigs on the Wing

Time

The Great Gig in the Sky

Gunner's Dream

Coming Back to Life

Wish You Were Here

Money

Us and Them

Run Like Hell

Comfortably Numb