In the extensive new feature there is a large contribution from Nick in which he discusses the show has the blessing of both David Gilmour and Roger Waters, In which he also gives us a very excting glimpse of a few songs that are included in the new show.
” We’re not a tribute band, It’s not important to play the songs exactly as they were but to capture the spirit, Its extraordinary, the construction of some of the songs “
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In the newset edtion of Prog Magazine Issue Number 87 (10th May), Nick Mason is featured with an extensive article talking about his returning to the stage with a new project that pays tribute to the seminal years of his former band.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets includes not only the Pink Floyd drummer but also guitarist Lee Harris (Blockheads), Keyboard Player Dom Beken (ex- The Orb), Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, and Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp on vocals and guitar.
“I’d been ruminating on playing again rather than just talking about the old days” says Mason. “It seemed like a good idea and it sounded as though we could actually find enough peope commited to doing it, so it’s sort of crept into the consciousness, I suppose. I think once we actually got some instruments and played together it was a case of “Oh yeah, this is fun and it could work!”
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“For many people, musicians and fans alike, Jeff Beck is the greatest ever British guitarist. For more than 50 years he has blazed an uncompromising trail across the musical landscape. Always an innovator, never a follower, Jeff has steadfastly refused to pander to the demands of the record industry. This maverick attitude required some difficult career decisions; he left The Yardbirds at the height of their popularity, deserted his own group days before their billed appearance at Woodstock and often shifted his attention to his other great passion of building hot rods rather than continuing a tour or returning to the studio.
Jeff’s adventurous spirit led him to embrace a wide range of musical styles and he is one of a handful of artists who have transcended and redefined the limitations of their instrument, be it the Fender Telecaster, Esquire, Strat or Gibson Les Paul. He pioneered the use of feedback on record and his ability to capture the zeitgeist made The Yardbirds forerunners of psychedelic blues. With The Jeff Beck Group and the album Truth, he nurtured two of rock music’s finest performers, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, and gave birth to a sound that would later mutate into heavy metal.
He turned even the loss of Rod Stewart to his advantage by almost single-handedly inventing the guitar instrumental album with the release of Blow By Blow, which embraced the influences of Jan Hammer and John McLaughlin whilst developing a sound that was uniquely his own. Moving forward Jeff continued to push the envelope, amassing a fantastic body of work spanning many musical genres whilst constantly developing and evolving his inimitable approach and technique.
This film tells Jeff’s story from his earliest days growing up in Wallington, Surrey with his homemade guitars, teenage friendship with Jimmy Page and the influences of guitarists such as Les Paul, Cliff Gallup and James Burton. With essential tracks from throughout his career it follows his journey from art school and early bands, through his various groups, musical ventures and passion for hot rods, to the release of his latest album and sell-out show at the Hollywood Bowl. We hear testimony to the genius of Jeff Beck from musicians who have recorded and played alongside him such as Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Jennifer Batten, Beth Hart, Joe Perry and Slash, who all shine a light on his ever-evolving guitar style and reveal why to this day he remains not only a musical visionary but also the most influential and highly rated guitarist of his generation.”
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Guy Pratt has been a crucial member of the rhythm section of megastars such as Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Robert Palmer, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Jimmy Page, David Coverdale, Womack & Womack, and The Smiths.
And when he’s not been parading his talents live on the stages of every stadium, concert hall and festival around the world, he has been a favourite studio bassist and accompanying singer for the biggest recording artists including Switzerland’s Florian Ast, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Iggy Pop,The Pretenders, Echo and The Bunnymen and McFly.
His one man show is all about life at the pointy end of the music business; Guy regales audiences with stories from behind the scenes. His self-deprecating wit is irresistible and his rip-roaring anecdotes are brilliant and outrageous.
This is an evening which is both funny and frank with enough insider’s references to satisfy even aficionados – and he’ll be bringing his beloved vintage Fender bass to demonstrate his craft.
The show is taking place on Friday 9th November 2018, 8.30 pm at The Principal Manchester, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
Tickets are now on sale now for the event, Which is priced at the very reasonable rate of £8.50 plus £1.75 booking fee.
Due to an overwhelming demand, five extra dates have been added as part of Roger Waters Us + Them 2018 Tour.
October 10th – Allianz Parque, São Paulo, Brazil
November 9th – Estadio Unico de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 17th – Estadio Monumental “U”, Lima, Peru
November 21st – Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia
November 24th – Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
On Sunday 15th April 2018 Roger Waters Appeared on NPO Radio 2 a public-service radio station from the Netherlands,
In this podcast he tells us a lot about his old band, the tragedy about ex-front man Syd Barrett, the legendary album Wish You Were Here and his current Us & Them Tour.
In the podcast he lets slip that the 4 dates in Amsterdam at the end of June as part of his current Us & Them Word Tour are going to be filmed for a future release, Aswell as annoucing a re-issue / 5.1 mix of the 1977 Pink Floyd album Animals which features new artwork by Hipgnosis co founder Aubrew Powell.
Camden Dingwalls – Sun 20th
Putney, The Half Moon – Mon 21st
Putney, The Half Moon – Wed 23rd
Putney, The Half Moon – Thu 24th
Tickets are now sold out !!
The five-piece will solely perform Pink Floyd’s early work including songs from ‘The Piper At The Gates of Dawn‘ and ‘A Saucerful Of Secrets’ at four ultra-intimate shows in London next month.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets is the brainchild of former Blockheads guitarist Lee Harris who back in 2016 suggested putting a group together around Nick Mason and featuring esteemed Pink Floyd/ David Gilmour session bassist Guy Pratt.
To distance themselves from Roger Waters and David Gilmour’s live set lists, the idea was to focus solely on Pink Floyd’s embryonic years of 1967 to 1972.
With Nick Mason on board, they completed Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets with Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp on guitars and music producer/composer Dom Beken on keyboards.
The four gigs in May will be Nick Mason’s first live musical outing since Pink Floyd’s historic Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park in 2005. Nick, of course, is a founder and the only constant member of Pink Floyd performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows.
With the Pink Floyd : Their Mortal Remains Exhibition finishing its residency in Rome, what better way than to have a recap of all the exciting objects taking place in this fantastic exhibition.
Now is your last chance to visit Their Mortal Remains, The exhibition must close in Rome on Sunday 20th May, before it moves to Germany.
(Above photos kindly sent in to us by Cecilia Tarantino)
Opening at the Barbican Centre on April 9th – Inside Abbey Road is a unique and personal insight into the long and decorated history of the studios and the artists working within it, as told through the lens of one of the world’s most prolific and well-loved rock photographers.
Featuring candid shots of Pink Floyd recording ‘Wish You Were Here‘, and intimate portraits of some of the most renowned musical legends to frequent the studios, the exhibition will be free to attend and showcases Jill Furmanovsky’s finest music photography alongside some rare musical artifacts and images from Abbey Road’s 86-year history.
Inside Abbey Road: Through the Lens of Jill Furmanovsky is a free exhibition being held at The Barbican Music Library in London. The exhibition begins on April 9th and will last until June 27th. It will be free to visit.
Originally released in 1995, Pulse was recorded as Floyd toured across the UK and Europe in support of their 14th studio album The Division Bell in 1994.
The remastered version will be presented as a 4LP set and pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and will launch on May 18.
The album will include four different inner sleeves and come with a 52-page hardback photo book encased in a thick card slipcase. It will also feature One Of These Days, which was only included on the LP and cassette version of Pulse upon its original release.
Pulse 2018 was remastered from the original tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante and Bernie Grundman. Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon – who worked on the original art with the late Hipgnosis co-founder Storm Thorgerson – recreated the art package.