Pompeii Floyd began as a recreation of Pink Floyd’s iconic Live at Pompeii concert film from 1972. Often regarded as one of rock’s finest concert movies (even with no audience present) David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Roger Waters and Richard Wright perform ethereal renditions of Echoes, One of These Days, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun and Saucerful of Secrets. Later versions of the film also captured the band in the studio recording their timeless Dark Side of the Moon album.
JT Curtis (“George Harrison” guitar and vocals from the Broadway production of Let it Be - and host of History of Rock's Pink Floyd Album Reviews) has cited this concert as one of his biggest influences and even incorporated ideas into his own original piece Elements (even traveling to the actual Pompeii amphitheater to film footage). Together with James Preston (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) on bass and vocals, Hector Lopez (Tito Puente) on drums and Dino Covelli (Surrogate Band) on keyboards and vocals, they have crafted a true Pink Floyd experience, performing the iconic music with visuals to transport the audience to the ruins of Pompeii.
Pompeii Floyd’s area of concentration is the Meddle - Dark Side of the Moon - Wish You Were Here era, but the band has also paid tribute to the band’s original leader Syd Barrett with selections from Piper at the Gates of Dawn and of course covered selections from The Wall - Comfortably Numb. Pompeii Floyd keeps their shows thematic and theatrical, just as the band itself did in the 1970s. JT Curtis recreates the unmistakable guitar tone of David Gilmour while Dino Covelli’s keyboards channel the spirit of Rick Wright.
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