PIGS go pink in tribute

On Saturday, Feb. 11, you can enjoy a night of Pink Floyd’s music with PIGS

On Saturday, Feb. 11, you can enjoy a night of Pink Floyd’s music with PIGS, a group of talented guys who love to play and sing and call themselves “Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute”.

It’s all happening at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre starting at 7:30 p.m.

PIGS is bringing 47 years of Pink Floyd’s legendary music from their earliest single to ‘The Endless River’.

Formed in 2008 in Victoria, this seven member group has been entertaining audiences ever since with a dynamic re-creation of one of the world’s favourite rock groups.

Getting it right for a tribute band means a meticulous recreation of the live sound and feel of their famous idols.

PIGS’s claim to fame is their authenticity, which means looking, sounding and feeling like the real Pink Floyd in their hey-day: the ’70s.

Fans can expect long, pyschedelic jams to such songs as ‘Shine on You Crazy Diamond’ and ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun’ as well as impassioned performances of emotional material like ‘Comfortably Numb’ and ‘Us and Them’.

With the death of Richard Wright in 2008, fans of Pink Floyd lost hope of ever again seeing their favourite band re-united.

PIGS offers the next best thing: an authentic look back into the past of a timeless band.

Josh Szczepanowski is the band’s lead guitarist and vocalist. As the David Gilmour of PIGS, Josh is the musical director and has the final say where setlists, gear choices and stage directions are concerned. Though stubborn as the real Gilmour, he isn’t quite as grumpy as he appears on stage; he takes great joy in selecting just the right distortion pedal for the job.

Tickets are $39 each. Get them online at cowichanpac.ca or through the Cowichan Ticket Centre directly at 250-748-7529.