Floyd Effect - noun A physical and mental state of spiritual awe one gets when listening to the music of Pink Floyd.
That's the definition for the fictional phenomena The Floyd Effect have chosen as their name. The Pink Floyd tribute band will be performing at the Point in Eastleigh on Saturday January 27th as part of their 'The Bell and the Moon' tour that is making its way around the UK through 2018.
The tour is celebrating the Floyd Effect's 10th anniversary and the show will focus on songs from two of Pink Floyd's albums: The Division Bell and Dark Side of the Moon.
Dark Side of the Moon is not only Pink Floyd's best selling album, but it's also one of the best selling albums of all time topped only by Michael Jackson's Thriller and AC/DC's Back in Black. The album was released in 1973 and explores themes of conflict, greed, time, and mental illness. Some of the album's biggest hits include 'The Great Gig in the Sky' and 'On the Run', but it is something that is best listened to in its entirety, with a common thread running through the entire record both aurally and thematically.
The Division Bell was released over 20 years later in 1994 and was the band's fourteenth studio album and the last album they released until their final album, The Endless River in 2014. The major theme across the album was communication. The album initially received mixed reviews, but has sold over 6 million certified copies worldwide.
The tribute show tour features songs from both albums and the band will be accompanied by a psychedelic visual display fitting for Pink Floyd.
Tickets are £20 and can be booked online from the Point Website. After their Eastleigh show the Floyd Effect will continue their tour around the UK with their current last show on March 1st 2019 at the The Northcourt in Abingdon.
The Point is located on Leigh Rd in Eastleigh, about 6 miles from the centre of Southampton and about a 15 minute drive.