Musician Steve Hensby will be bringing some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits to the Prince of Wales Hotel later this week.
Heading to Bunbury for ‘Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon’ on Saturday, February 9, the trip will reunite Hensby with the South West.
Hensby will be rocking out alongside guitarist/vocalist Matt Greary, keyboardist Josh Dyson, keyboardist/vocalist Elysia Murphy, saxophonist Dylan Hooper, bassist Karl Florisson, and drummer Greg Brenton.
“It’s always nice coming to Bunbury. I lived there from the age of 12 until I was about 18, before I took off to America,” he said.
“I used to play at the Prince of Wales when I was 17, every Wednesday night with a few mates.
“We would make a racket every Wednesday, and a lot of my first gigs were in Bunbury and around the South West.
“It feels great to be returning to the place I called ‘home’ when I was a teenager. I am excited to play on that stage again.
“We’ve done the show about four or five times in the past, so now we’re making a weekend out of it.”
Hensby first brought together his ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ band three years ago.
Dark Side of the Moon was released on March 1, 1973 by Harvest Records and remained on the Billboard charts for 741 weeks, from 1973 to 1988.
With estimated sales of over 45 million, the album is regarded as one of the greatest in music history.
“We all adore the album and it’s nice playing it live in its entirety, it’s a work of art,” he said.
“As soon as it finishes, you feel like re-playing it.
“It’s one of those records that’s been there my whole life, and it’s just so good.
“I love the way Syd Barrett’s lyrics are arranged – they’re like Shakespearian sonnets. He was a proper spaced-out wizard.
“With the tribute shows, it’s mostly about getting it right. The people I play with are very good and they’re all dear friends.”
The Steve Hensby Band recently returned from an electrifying tour of the United Kingdom.
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Head to princehotel.com.au/ for details on all upcoming events.