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ANNOUNCING PINK FLOYD - THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN – A SYD BARRETT TRIBUTE
BY Danae Effern | 11-Oct-2017
This December Davey Lane’s Effervescing Elephants featuring special guest Robyn Hitchcock will take to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to perform a tribute to Syd Barrett – Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.
Fractured genius Syd Barrett was at the epicenter of swinging London. The original leader of Pink Floyd flew headlong into a technicolour maelstrom from which he never really returned. Oh, but the music he left behind!! From the English whimsy of ‘The Scarecrow’ to the cosmic clang of ‘Interstellar Overdrive’, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is one of the great psychedelic albums of the era.
‘Arnold Layne’, ‘See Emily Play’, ‘Apples and Oranges’ and the great lost classic ‘Vegetable Man’ are singles full of playful inventiveness. Recorded at Abbey with Beatles engineer Norman Smith, Pink Floyd captured the zeitgeist of the times perfectly.
Davey Lane presents in concert not only the kaleidoscopic grandeur of Pink Floyd’s early work but highlights from the spartan charm of Syd’s solo albums.
The Effervescing Elephants are Davey Lane (Guitar/Vox), You Am I’s Rusty Hopkinson (Drums), The Gin Club’s Dan Mansfield (Keyboards), Even’s Ashley Naylor and very special guest Robyn Hitchcock (Guitar/ Vox) and they promise an evening to delight in the quirky, often cinematic, yet sometimes guileless works of this charismatic, high priest of the psychedelic age, Syd Barrett.
PINK FLOYD - THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN - A SYD BARRETT TRIBUTE
Fri 1st Dec – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sat 2nd Dec – Manning Bar, Sydney
Sun 3rd Dec – Badlands, Perth