Australian Rock Collective

Time moves on. After all, I turned 50 myself two years ago. But this year, AC/DC, Journey, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Quadrophenia by The Who and Band on the Run by Wings are just a few of the 50-year-old gems. Another one is Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, released originally in March 1973.

Now, imagine this. Kram, the drummer and vocalist for Spiderbait and Mark Wilson, the bassist for Jet. Add into that Davey Lane from You Am I and Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, and you have an experience not to be missed. Between these 4 musicians, they share 33 ARIA Awards and 16 Top Ten albums. On 6 July at Kings Theatre, Caloundra, they came together to play “Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety plus some other Floyd classics

From the second row, we were witness to stunning music. There’s something about live music, but I always find myself watching the drummer, whoever he is. While the guitarists have an undeniable and incredible talent, the heart and soul for the concert is in the drummer. Listening to this whole album live was an incredible experience. It brought a new element to Pink Floyd music that I had never heard before. Track 5, The Great Gig in the Sky’ was brought to life by their unbelievable backing singer (I can’t remember her name!). Tracks from the album such as Time, Money and Brain Damage were impeccably played with the combination of the talent of the musicians and an obvious deep respect for the music.

After the break, it was time for Floyd classics where amongst others we were gifted; Wish you were here; Comfortably Numb and that favourite of mine, Another Brick in the Wall. Anyone who is remotely close to my age will recall the voices of the school kids singing their lines and desperately wanting to be one of them! However, no kids this time. Audience participation filled that gap, and boy did they step up to the occasion.

It was a great night out. Amazing music and incredible talent. Up to now, Pink Floyd was music my dad played. Now it’s music I love.