Fraser Valley – They’re coming back ! PIGS – Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute will be bringing their massive show back to the Fraser Valley in 2017.
In 2016 they performed nuggets from Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here. In 2017, the 40th anniversary of the album “Animals”, that album will be performed in its entirety along with a good helping of Floyd classics.
In August of 2016, FVN reviewed the Chilliwack show at the HUB International Theatre/Chilliwack Cultural Centre:
If you were not at the HUB Theatre/Chilliwack Cultural Centre for the final 2016 tour stop for PIGS on Tuesday night(August 9) – The Ultimate Canadian Pink Floyd Tribute, you missed a hell of a show!
This critic is always skeptical when it comes to cover bands. In fact, the only other band that has impressed me over the past five years or so was Led Zepagain.
PIGS delivered, and they had the guts to pull off a few old gems for the mostly over 45+ crowd.
Yes there were the staples: Shine On Your Crazy Diamond (set opener) Money, Time, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell (final encore), Wish You Were Here, Have A Cigar.
Then they had the musical kahunas to nail Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert/Southhampton Dock and all 23 minutes of Echoes.
They delved into Animals with Pigs On The Wing Parts 1&2, Pigs- Three Different Kinds and Dogs.
Throw in Fearless from Meddle and the almost vocally impossible The Great Gig In The Sky via vocalist Amy Konowalyk.
That stopped the show.
The guitar interplay was astounding – hitting the Dave Gilmour nuances note for note and the sax playing was a perfect nod to the legendary Dick Parry.