Echoes of Pink Floyd return to Sale

The tribute band began in 2008, led by Daniel Hunter.

ACCORDING to Australia’s premier Pink Floyd cover band, ‘Echoes of Pink Floyd’, the English band’s music is so advanced that it’s impossible to get tired of playing despite 15 years of consecutive performances.

“They’re not like AC/DC or Rolling Stones, who play pretty basic four-chord rock; I think it’s great music, but it’s not overly challenging,” singer Matt Goodluck said.

“Pink Floyd’s music is very challenging because they’re very complicated. It’s the kind of music that always keeps you on your toes.”

Echoes of Pink Floyd began in 2008, led by the enthusiastic guitarist Daniel Hunter.

“When you’re young and discovering music, you latch onto one or two bands that, for whatever reason, does it for you, and for Dan, Pink Floyd was one of those bands,” Goodluck said.

“He always wanted to create a Pink Floyd tribute band, so he taught himself all those iconic guitar solos because he desperately wanted to do this.”

The band’s first gig was in a South Australian pub. Despite the small crowds, the band was very nervous.

“I still remember our first show; we walked onto that stage, and it just seemed massive, and I thought ‘Oh my God, what have I got myself into?’” Goodluck said.

“But like anything, the more you do something, the more comfortable you become with it. As long as you know your stuff and you’ve prepared well, you should be okay.”

But preparation doesn’t always help, such as when Goodluck forgets the lyrics to a song he has sung for years.

This happened eight years ago in South Australia to the song ‘On The Turning Away’.

“When those horror moments occur, and you think…I think how bands deal with their mistakes on stage is the sign of a good band,” Goodluck said.

“You yell at yourself inside and think ‘you idiot. Why? Why did you do that?’ But then you go out to meet the audience, and they say ‘wow, that was fantastic, you guys didn’t make that one mistake’.”

Echoes of Pink Floyd will perform at the Wedge on Friday, November 3 in their Signs of Life tour.

The tour takes Pink Floyd fans back to 1988, playing songs from the Delicate Sound of Thunder album.

The band features Daniel Hunter and Mark MacNab on guitars, Jason Miller on drums, Paul Bindig on keyboards, Matt Goodluck on vocals and Tony Coppola on bass.

It will also draw on female vocalists and saxophonists to re-create Delicate Sound of Thunder.

“We’ve spent countless hours making sure every sound is exactly as it should be,” drummer Jason Miller said.

“This is what our audiences have come to expect over the years, and we love the challenge of getting these songs just right”.

Signs of Life tour stops in Sale next month.