40 Years of Pink Floyd will be celebrated in Glasgow tonight when Pond Floyd take to the famous Barrowland stage in tribute to the iconic band in their debut gig.
Performing in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Pond Floyd will be marking the 40th Anniversary of “Dark Side Of The Moon”, arguably Pink Floyd’s greatest masterpiece, bringing fans both young and old a taste of why we are still listening to Pink Floyd over 40 years on.
Basisst, Chic Coyne spoke exclusively to us about picking setlists, introducing Floyd to a young audience and the legacy of Pink Floyd.
How did Pond Floyd initially come together?

Robert Russell, one of the event organisers wanted to set up a charity concert after his niece was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a life long Pink Floyd fan, he wanted to put on a Pink Floyd night, and after hearing rock band The Untitled playing a concert at Pivo Pivo, he approached them and asked of they would be willing to play a one off Pink Floyd tribute evening. Being Pink Floyd fans themselves, they were happy to oblige. After 3 months of hard work, they even surprised themselves by how well it all came together, and decided to take it further, and so Pond Floyd were born.

Paying tribute to an iconic band such as Pink Floyd is either incredibly brave, or completely crazy! Which is it?

Incredibly brave, if it can be done right, the end result speaks for itself.

With such an eclectic back catalogue, how do you decide what songs to play?

The Wall is an iconic film and probably the most well known Pink Floyd album to people who are not familiar with Pink Floyd music, Dark Side of the Moon is the biggest selling album of all time and this year is its 40th anniversary.

Is your tribute to Pink Floyd a direct copy of the band or your own interpretation?

The band perform Pink Floyd music as close to Pink Floyd as is possible without millions of pounds of lighting and effects on a shoestring budget.

What role (if any) do you think you play in introducing a young audience to Pink Floyd?

The breakthrough charity event is a family event (over 14s), therefore a wide age range will be exposed to the great music of Pink Floyd.

40 Years of Pink Floyd, what do you think is their legacy on music today?

Pink Floyd music takes the listener on a journey, and their music speaks for itself.

Pond Floyd are LIVE tonight at Glasgow Barrowlands (2). Tickets are still available but VERY limited.

“I’ll see you on the Dark Side Of The Moon”