Life In The Pit – The Classic Rock Show

Sunday of last weekend took me to The Empire Theatre in Liverpool where I took on the challenge of photographing a live tribute band that gave their rendition of some of the world’s most classic rock songs. The Classic Rock Show was an outstanding performance of legendary musical hits made famous by bands like Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, The Eagles, Supertramp, The Who and Genesis.

The show was directed and co-performed by Damian Darlington (former member of The Australian Pink Floyd Show – TAPFS), world-renowned for their stunning musical performances, juxtaposed with a unique light show and animated backdrop to a production level that is unparalleled by any other tribute band.

Damian (on guitar in the first photo) will be launching a new ‘Floyd’ tribute world tour tonight at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Known as Britfloyd (short for The British Pink Floyd Show), the band’s line up will feature the majority of the musicians and crew involved with TAPFS and promises to be the world’s leading Pink Floyd tribute band. “With the usual winning formula of grandiose production values and impeccable musicianship, this extravagant new show brings together all the best elements of a real Pink Floyd show, world-class musicians, world-class road crew, amazing new cutting edge Floydian animation and a staggering new stage production. BritFloyd takes the Pink Floyd tribute experience to a brand new level. Their upcoming global tour, Pink Floyd Greatest Hits World Tour 2011, will showcase the biggest and most spectacular Floyd tribute of all time’ (from the Britfloyd wbsite).

I have been invited to photograph the show, which will be another case of low-light and flashing lasers – a photographer’s nightmare! I will blog the results in the next few days, together with my technical notes related to photographing in low-light in possibly some of the most difficult conditions. I mustn’t forget the earplugs!

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