A drummer from Grantham will perform with a Pink Floyd tribute band next week.
Anth Hindmarch and seven colleagues have been rehearsing for a year ready to perform some of Floyd’s greatest numbers. The band are called Time is Money and they will play at St George’s Academy in Sleaford on Saturday, June 29.
Anth has been a fan of Pink Floyd ever since he first saw them perform in 1967 at RAF Waddington, when the band was fronted by the enigmatic Syd Barrett. He said: “Ever since then I have been, in turn, fascinated and uplifted by their music. I’ve seen Floyd live some 20 times and in 1977 was lucky enough to be working at the Olympia in London to see Floyd rehearse their Animals tour.”
The evening promises to be a feast of Pink Floyd classics with generous helpings of “Dark Side of The Moon”, “Wish You Were Here”, “The Wall” and more. For lead guitarist Martin Nicholls, this is the culmination of nearly 25 years learning to play guitar. “I first heard “The Wall” when I was about 17 and immediately fell in love with the guitar solo on “Comfortably Numb”. The following year, the first thing I squandered my valuable university grant money on was a cheap guitar. I learned my first few chords and then immediately concentrated on lead playing because all I was interested in was playing that incredible solo. I don’t think I did too badly despite the fact that I didn’t get my first amp until a year later! Since then I have become a huge admirer of David Gilmour’s playing and tone and 25 years later am still trying to perfect that unbelievable sound.”
Time Is Money comprises of two keyboard players, a drummer, bass player, saxophonist, one rhythm guitarist, one lead guitarist and a second lead guitarist who also plays lap steel and pedal steel guitars as well as further keyboards. The band boasts a wealth of highly experienced musicians and music teachers including backing vocals and keyboards from the Academy’s very own head of music, Cat Vernon, and Mountview Theatre School graduate Sharon Cannings. Sharon grew up with Pink Floyd from about the age of 10, when her sister’s future husband used to visit, and bring his record collection. “Being a Cambridgeshire lass, Pink Floyd’s music evokes the countryside where I grew up and harks back to an age of fearless musical experimentation and creativity. Listening to “Great Gig in the Sky” back then, I wouldn’t have dreamed that I would one day re-create that vocal solo on stage.”
There will be a bar at the gig. A support act will play from 8pm-8.30pm and Time is money will be on stage from 9pm to 11pm with a 20 minute interval.
Tickets for the gig are £5 and can be bought from www.timeismoneytribute.eventbrite.co.uk or from Karen Hollick-Clifton on 07738 565137, firstname.lastname@example.org