Review: Australian Pink Floyd, tribute concert, Ipswich Regent, March 3

Australian Pink Floyd

Australian Pink Floyd - Credit: Archant

I can only imagine what it was like seeing Pink Floyd perform in their heyday but those dreams must have been something similar to the show I saw at the Ipswich Regent.

Pink Floyd may have last performed almost 10 years ago and last toured in 1994 but their music still survives today thanks to the finely-tuned performances of a tribute band, which in their own right have sold more than three million concert tickets.

That band, The Australian Pink Floyd, played an immaculate set on Monday night to a packed theatre.

The tour had been hyped as a chance to see material from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Division Bell. But fans of The Wall were not left disappointed with Comfortably Numb, Another Brick in the Wall Part Two and Hey You performed.

The mesmerising guitar solos, soulful backing vocals and stunning lights were all highlights. By the end of the more than two-hour show the audience got to its feet to give a much-deserved standing ovation.