Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Their live shows try to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd’s live shows. Damian Darlington formed the band after playing with The Australian Pink Floyd Show for 17 years.
After playing in a number of bands over the years covering a wide range of music including Country, Western, and even Jazz, Darlington played with The Australian Pink Floyd Show from 1994 through 2011 (Darlington is not the only veteran of The Australian Pink Floyd Show in Brit Floyd, “several others in Brit Floyd” have been a part of the band as well). Darlington wanted to parlay his experience with The Australian Pink Floyd Show into something more nuanced: “I felt it was time to do it in a different way with a different group of musicians — to strike out on my own, I’ve had a lot of experience and have learned how to do this correctly.” Darlington says his group pays greater attention to detail, presenting a more polished show: “If you’ve seen the Australian show, you’ll notice a difference in a big way — a difference for the better, we make the extra effort to re-create as much as we can and it’s not just the songs: It’s the visuals, as well.”
The band has toured extensively since 2011 and has featured guest musicians from Pink Floyd’s studio and touring band line-ups. Pink Floyd bass player and vocalist “Guy Pratt joined Brit Floyd on stage at Echo Arena Liverpool on November 9th of 2013” and Saxophonist and Rhythm Guitarist Scott Page joined them at Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theatre on June 17, 2015, playing Money and Us and Them with the band.
In 2016 the band embarked on “a massive 76-date US tour” featuring “an extended career-spanning setlist that will include a performance of Pink Floyd’s 24-minute epic Echoes and including a “million dollar stage design.”